Coronavirus (1322) WHO global conference on communicating science during health emergencies (5) Observations (3)

10 July, 2021

Thank you so much Chidindu for bringing this up and doing this summary. [ ] I am personally very interested in science communication and as Neil said, I believe HIFA is at the core of such an initiative. I was thinking maybe we should dedicate more time to work together as part of HIFA if enough people are interested.

Thank you again and best wishes,


HIFA profile: Ola El-Zein is the Director of the Medical Library and lecturer at the American University of Beirut (AUB). She serves as a board member of the Arab World Association of Young Scientists (WAYS), an initiative that fosters science diplomacy and impacts scientific cooperation between countries. She is the first woman to hold a PhD degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from AUB. She was chosen as the youngest woman scientist to participate in a plenary session about youth and science diplomacy in WSF2017. She was also nominated as a member of the organizing committee for the WSF-2019. She has extensive teaching experience since 2007 and has been in charge of several research initiatives and projects. She has published several research papers in prominent peer-reviewed international journals. She is a HIFA country representative for Lebanon.

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