ARECDI Editorial Board


Hanan Mina Fouad

Hanan M. Fouad is a lecturer of Pediatrics at the faculty of medicine, Helwan University, Egypt. She holds an M.D. in pediatrics from Cairo University, Egypt in 2009. She was an associate consultant and the head of the Pediatric Department at the National Hepatology and Tropical Medicine Research Institute (NHTMRI) in 2017. She authored 12 international publications in Pediatrics, an ebook, and 2 national publications. She participated as a member in the Institutional Review Board at NHTMRI since 2006 and was elected as the Chair of the committee in 2017. She received frequent training workshops in ethics, the last was ‘’Advanced workshop in research Ethics, MERETI, Cairo, Egypt, July 2017’’.

 Hany Sleem

Hany Sleem and is the coordinator of the Egyptian Network of Research Ethics Committees (ENREC).

Head of the Dermatology department in the National Hepatology and Tropical Medicine Research Institute (NHTMRI), Cairo. I was selected to be a member of the REC of NHTMRI and received a scholarship for a one-year certificate course in research ethics and international medical research at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA. After my return from the USA, NHTMRI Dean assigned me NHTMRI REC Chair which I have held it for 10 years. Furthermore, I am an active member of several medical schools’ RECs and participated in the establishment of several RECs in Egyptian research institutions.

 Amira Sultan Abdulrahim

Amira S. Abdulrahim is a Pharmacist works as Clinical Research Oversight officer, at The Central Administration of Research & Health Development (RHD), Ministry of Health & Population (MoHP), Egypt. She is part of the Technical Secretariat in the National Research Ethics Committee (NREC) in MoHP, Egypt. She is responsible for the follow-up, regulatory compliance & inspection of the clinical trials conducted in Egypt. She is responsible for the registration of the RECs in MoHP, Egypt.

She holds a Diploma in Research Methods & their Application in Guiding and Evaluating Policies and Programmes from The American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt in 2016.

She holds a certificate of attendance in ‘’Advanced workshop in research Ethics, MERETI, Maryland University, USA July - August 2016’’.

She is a Qualified Person for Pharmacovigilance (QPPV) from The Arab Union of The Manufacture of Pharmaceuticals & Medical appliances, Egypt in 2017.

She is a Certified International Professional Trainer (CIPT) from Missouri State University, USA/FLDC, Cairo University in 2018. She participates as a trainer in the face-to-face Research, Research Ethics, Scientific writing & Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training for the healthcare practitioners in MoHP, Egypt since 2016.#

Nahed M. Ali, MD (Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Egypt), MS (Health Education, USA)

Nahed Ali is Professor of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Chair of Research Ethics Committee-at Suez Canal University (SCU), Egypt. She is a University Consultant for quality assurance, development and training affairs. A major interest involves research ethics; accordingly she is certified as International Trainer & HRD Consultant from (IBCT-2008) and has a non-degree Certificate in Research Ethics (2005) from the University of Maryland, USA. In 2013 she was awarded the Professional Excellence Award in Graduate Study: Master of Science in Health Education (Teaching) from Ithaca College, USA. In 2015 she received the Professional Excellence Award in Education from Arab Women Organization. She has been involved in several peer-reviewed publications in research ethics.  She is currently the PI of “Measurement and Assessment of Educational Outcomes” project at SCU.

Menat Zanaty Biography

Menat Zanaty received her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Alexandria University in 2007. Afterwards, she completed her Healthcare and Hospital Management Diploma from the AUC in 2012 and her Master in Public Health from Alexandria University in 2015.
Menat is particularly interested in Public Health research, where she participated in several research projects conducted in Egypt. After her training, she took a position as an Assistant Researcher in Bibliotheca Alexandrina. She is affiliated with the BA director’s technical office.
To enhance her knowledge about the ethical conduct of research, she is currently a graduate student in the online Certificate Program in Research Ethics at the University of Maryland.  This graduate program represents one activity in the  “Middle East Research Ethics Training Initiative (MERETI) that is sponsored by the Fogarty International Center/NIH.  As part of this program, she is currently working on developing a sustainable degree program in research methodology and research ethics in Egypt.

Hanan Asy

Hanan Asy is the manager of the medical research department, Heliopolis University (HU), Egypt. She is responsible for conducting clinical trials for the new investigational medicinal products (IMP). She is a member in HU ethics committee. She received her medical degree from Ain Shams School of Medicine, Egypt, 1992; a  diploma in pediatric medicine from Ain Shams School of Medicine, Egypt, 1997; and a diploma in clinical nutrition from the European Society for Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition (ESPEN) in 2013.  She teaches courses in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and advanced clinical trials & Pharmacovigilance.

Maha E. Ibrahim Abdelfattah, MD, PhD (Rheumatology). 

Maha Abdelfattah is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Egypt. She completed her B.S. in 2006 and specialized in Rheumatology and Rehabilitation. She completed certificate degree program in Research Ethics from the University of Maryland in 2018. She has also earned post graduate Diplomas in Research Methods and Monitoring and Evaluation from the American University in Cairo. She is a certified trainer from the Center of Research and Development at Suez Canal University, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Health Sciences from the University of Maryland.

Maha Sobhy
Maha Sobhy is a lecturer of research ethics in the biotechnology PhD program, Cairo University.
She earned a B.Sc. (Microbiology/Chemistry), a M.Sc. and Ph.D. (Microbiology/Immunology) from Ain Shams University, Egypt and a two-year MERETI certificate from University of Maryland, USA. In addition; she was a postdoctoral researcher at VacSera, Egypt. She worked with infectious diseases such as Hepatitis C virus in USAID, EU and Egypt vaccine development cooperation projects. In addition, Dr. Maha investigated other public health problems in Egypt, such as inflammatory breast cancer in women and Hepatitis E virus.

ARECDI Curriculum Committee:

Henry Silverman 

Nahed Ali

Hany Sleem 

Ebtehal El-Damerdash

Hanan Asy

Maha Emad

Zainab Zakaria

Menat Zenati