Global Health Delivery Intensive Scholarship Recipients - 2016

July 1, 2016

In July 2016, the Center was honored to welcome nine UAE/Global Scholarship Program recipients to Boston. Theses scholars were accepted into the Global Health Delivery Intensive (GHDI) program and subsequently applied for and received the UAE/Global scholarship. The GHDI program is a rigorous non-degree summer program that trains public health leaders and health practitioners. Click here to read more about the UAE/Global Scholarship program. Congratulations Scholars!

Shaikha Ebrahim Obaid AkranShaikha Ebrahim Obaid Akran Al Ali, MPA, BS
District Director of Nursing, Umm All Quwain Medical District
United Arab Emirates
Ms. Al Ali received her master's degree in public administration from the Dubai School of Government in 2010, and her bachelor of science in nursing. She currently works as a district director of nursing in the Umm Al Quwain Medical District, UAE. Ms. Al Ali serves on committees at the regional and national levels including membership in the Ministry of Health and Prevention's (MOPH) strategic planning. In 2008, she was an appointed member of a recruiting trip to India and to the Philippines to interview and select nurses from these countries to work in MOPH facilities.
Sohail AliSohail Ali, SM, MS-CEP, BS
Punjab Health Reforms Roadmap
Mr. Ali is part of the Punjab Health Reforms Roadmap where he leads the work on improving maternal and child health outcomes. He has assisted the government in formulating and implementing a strategy that has increased skilled birth attendance in Punjab by 10%—nearly 25,000—additional safe births every month. He is currently assisting the Punjabi Government in developing a strategy to increase usage of modern contraceptives. Mr. Ali studied engineering at Georgia Tech and MIT and is currently based in Lahore, Pakistan.
Ling Chen, MD, PhDLing Chen, MD, PhD
Zunyi Medical College
Dr. Chen is currently employed with the affiliated hospital of Zunyi Medical College in Zunyi, Guizhou, China. She received her bachelor degree in clinical medicine from Zunyi Medical College, her master's degree in internal medicine at Beijing Medical University, her PhD–medicine in molecular biology at Shanghai Medical University, and completed her post-doctoral research at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Chen has successfully led teams of clinicians and scientists in clinical practice and basic research in tuberculosis in Guizhou, China.
Irina Felker, MD, PhDIrina Felker, MD, PhD
Novosibirsk Tuberculosis Research Institute
Dr. Felker graduated from Siberian State Medical University with honors and medal in 2005, followed by three years of research in tuberculosis in a specialized physiology residence program. She received her PhD in 2012. Dr. Felker currently works at Novosibirsk Tuberculosis Research Institute. She is also a core group members of the European Laboratory Initiative for TB at WHO.
Trey Hulsey, MA, BAWilliam "Trey" Hulsey, MA, BA
President, CURE Oasis
United Arab Emirates
Following graduate studies at Duke University in North Carolina, Mr. Hulsey began his professional career in community development, working with an NGO in Israel/Palestine. While there, he learned Arabic. He joined CURE International in 2010, and has served at CURE Oasis in Al Ain, UAE in various roles. Mr. Hulsey currently serves as president of CURE Oasis.
Nadeem Kasmani, MD

Muhummed Nadeem Kasmani, MD
Fundraising Officer, World Doctors Organization
United Arab Emirates

Dr. Kasmani received his medical degree from Oman Medical College, Sohar, Sultanate of Oman in 2014 and completed his clinical internship in the Dubai Health Authority hospitals in early 2016. He joined the Introduction to Clinical Research Training program at Harvard Medical School due to his interest in the field of clinical research. Dr. Kasmani is a certified soft skills trainer and conducts various training and motivational lectures in the UAE and Oman.

KM Shameer, BSN, MPHKunnathpeedikayil "KM" Shameer, BSN, MPH
Public Health Consultant, National Health Mission
Mr. Shameer is a public health consultant in special cell for rehabilitation of endosulfan aerial spraying victims in District Collectorate, under the National Health Mission, Kasaragodu, Kerala, Southern India. He is a visiting instructor and consulting committee member for the public health course in the Department of Community Medicine and Public Health at Central University of Kerala, India where he teaches infectious and chronic disease epidemiology modules. Mr. Shameer is highly motivated to perform public health research and actions to change peoples' lives and outcomes, particularly in developing and under developed countries.

Sara Siddiqui, BDSSara Siddiqui, BDS
TB Program Manager, Indus Hospital, Karachi
Dr. Siddiqui is a TB program manager at the Indus Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. In this role she works on projects including TB Reach 3 and 4, and the MDR–TB Contact Screening for Infection Treatment, a collaboration with Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining Indus Hospital, she was the manager of the NGO, Schools Program and Dental Health Program at the Naya Jeevan Foundation in Karachi, a micro-health insurance firm providing health coverage for the urban–poor in Pakistan. Dr. Siddiqui received her bachelor of dental surgery degree from Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine and a master's in Health and Hospital Management from the Institute of Business Management.
Dmitry Taran, MD, MPHDmitry Taran, MD, MPH
Partners In Health–Russia
Dr. Taran graduated from medical school in 2001, followed by a residency in public health and healthcare management. After completing his MPH in Jerusalem, he moved to Siberia and joined Partners In Health (PIH). At PIH–Russia, Dr. Taran was responsible for all monitoring and evaluation activities of the global fund grant on tuberculosis. In 2015, he graduated from the Higher School of Economics in Russia, where he earned a diploma in business development.