High Strategic Board
- Professor Colin Green
- Dr. Malik Zaben
Board of Patrons
Dr. Malik Zaben
Chief Executive Officer - IMET2000
Dr Malik Zaben qualified with high marks in the Tawjehi Exam (GCSE equivalent) from Anabta Secondary School- Tulkarm. He then joined the First School of Medicine in Palestine at Al-Quds University, Jerusalem where he received his Medical Degree (MD) in 2002. Until 2004, he worked as a Research and Teaching Assistant in the Department of Anatomy before he left for the United Kingdom for his PhD study. His principal research interests developed in the field of neural stem cells, adult neurogenesis and repair. He completed his PhD programme in neuropeptide-modulation of hippocampal neurogenesis, at the University of Southampton, UK, in 2007, and conducted original research in defining control mechanisms involved in hippocampal neurogenesis. From 2007 on and as part of his postdoctoral research, he developed a new adult human brain ex-vivo 3D organotypic culture system. Using this model, he has demonstrated the role of the microenvironment in reduced hippocampal neurogenesis in patients with chronic temporal lobe epilepsy. He won the prize for the best paper presentation at the annual joint meeting of the British and European Neurosurgical Research Group Meeting twice in a row for the years 2008 and 2009, at Royal Station Hotel, Newcastle and Kings College Hospital, London respectively. He then won the first prize in life sciences for the year 2010 from the Medical, Health and Life Sciences School, University of Southampton.
In addition, Dr Zaben passed the UK General Medical Council exams and was appointed as a Clinical and Research Fellow of Neurosurgery at Wessex Neurological Centre at Southampton Hospital in August 2009. He gained Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2011. In April 2012, he was granted a prestigious Epilepsy Research(UK) Clinical Training and Research Fellowship and has now joined the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Cardiff and the Neurosurgery Department at Heath Hospital in Wales.
All through these years, Dr Zaben has devoted virtually all his free time to his country of origin, Palestine. Since 2007, he joined the International Medical Education Trust (IMET2000) initially as a member. He then worked with the then CEO Professor Green to gain funding for the establishment of the first “Continuing Health Sciences Education Centre” in Palestine. Dr Zaben as a Project Coordinator alongside Dr Al-Hajjeh (IMET2000 Representative in Palestine) and many other Palestinian colleagues launched the work of this Centre in 2008 and this has been seriously active ever since. In 2009, Dr Zaben was appointed as the Director of the Health Sciences Education Centre with its own website badged as IMET2000-Pal. He then chaired the first “Palestine Health Education Group” which now is taking the lead to develop the IMET2000-Pal programme of continuing health education in Palestine. Since September 2012, Dr Zaben has been in overall charge of IMET2000 as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with virtually full focus on continuing health education in Palestine.
Mr. Fadi Zaben
Mr Fadi Zaben completed his secondary education at Anabta Secondary School. He then joined Bethlehem University where he qualified for his Bachelor's in Nursing. Along with that, he completed a diploma in Ophthalmic Nursing. He was then granted a Master's Degree in Pediatric Nursing from Al-Quds University. Mr Zaben is a registered nurse at the Palestinian Nursing Association and is licensed to practice in Palestine. He has more than 6 years of experience in hospital nursing care as Senior Staff Nurse, and 3 years in Academic Nursing. While he is currently a Staff Nurse at Augusta Victoria Hospital, he is an academic clinical instructor for Hebron and Al-Quds Universities’ nursing students. He has just joined the Nursing Department at IMET2000-Pal as a Nursing Teaching Officer with a job prospective to build a successful clinical and academic nursing, education and research program in Palestine.
Mrs Alia Taradeh
Eng. Alia Taradeh completed her secondary education at Taffouh Secondary School.
She then joined Palestine Polytechnic University where she qualified for her Bachelor's in Biomedical Engineering.
After that, she completed many training workshops in different hospitals and biomedical companies. She also prepared a TV programmes with two episodes called "Doctor Tec" which was displayed on KTV Arabic.
She joined the administration department at IMET2000-Pal as an administrative assistant job since 2019.
Dr. Motaz Daraghma
Medical Education Officer
Dr. Motaz Daraghma is a passionate doctor with 4 years of experience in the medical education field who believes in the importance of medical education as the area where passion and profession merge seamlessly, as it empowers and enables us as doctors to help serve our mutual vision of helping people.
Motaz completed his secondary education at the Islamic Secondary School in Nablus. He graduated from An-Najah National University and currently works as an intern doctor at the Palestinian Ministry of Health.During his university years, Motaz was the representative of his class, and he was one of the founding members of PMSA-Palestine (the Palestinian Medical Students' Association). He served as president of the medical students' union at An-Najah National University, as well as PMSA-Palestine's national and local officers on medical education, and served as a member of the PMSA-Palestine Supervising Council.
Motaz is a certified Medical Education Trainer, he received his training in Istanbul in 2019. He is also ESME certified, having completed the Essential Skills in Medical Education-Clinical Teaching Course at the AMEE and Ottawa Conferences in 2022, which is one of the best courses in the field.
He has delivered many international, national, and local sessions on many different medical education topics like accreditation, social accountability, advocacy, meaningful student engagement, and Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
He has attended and presented many abstracts at international conferences. He attended the AMEE conference two times, in 2021 and 2022. He was a member of the organizing logistics committee at the 5th and 6th Palestinian International Conferences. He was a member of the Palestinian delegations to the IFMSA General Assembly 2019 in Taiwan, the IFMSA General Assembly 2020, the 16th IFMSA Regional Meeting in Jordan 2020, and the 18th IFMSA Regional Meeting in Tunisia.
He has joined the IMET 2000-Pal as a Medical Education Officer to coordinate, organize, and evaluate medical educational support and orientation programs and the training of postgraduate doctors in Palestine. And he will work collaboratively with the team members to develop new programs and courses.