AGU academic wins Venus Medical Award
Manama : Assistant Professor of Public Health at the College of Medicine and Medical Sciences at AGU, Dr Salman Hamad Al-Zayani, won the Venus International Medical Award for Excellence in Community Medicine 2018, awarded by the Venus International Foundation based in Chennai, India, in recognition of his efforts in Community Medicine and Public Health.
The award aims to honour professors and scientists from various specialisations and fields of knowledge for their contributions and efforts in the service of the sciences and humanity.
Several professors from universities and other medical and educational institutions compete from around the world, and the candidate applications are evaluated by two committees that include specialists in various fields. The award winners will be honoured at an international conference in Chennai next April.
Dr Al-Zayani holds a doctorate in medicine, a master’s degree in Health Policy and Population Studies from AGU, and a PhD in Public Health from the University of Connecticut, USA. He received executive education in Leadership Strategies for Evolving Health Care Executives from the Harvard School of Public Health, and in Negotiation from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Moreover, he received graduate degrees in Health Promotion, Health Education and University Education from the University of Connecticut, USA.
In addition, Dr Al-Zayani has 15 years of experience in the health sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United States of America.
His expertise ranges from clinical, academic, administrative and scientific research in the fields of public health, community medicine, health policy and population studies.
Furthermore, he has published several studies in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presented a number of papers at local, regional and international conferences.