Dr. Akef Obeidat

Associate Professor of Anatomy & Medical Education

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Citizenship: Canadian
Education      
1998-2000 : Post-doctoral fellow. Supervisor: Dr. David Park, Neuroscience Research Institute, Faculty of Medicine,  Ottawa University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1993 -1998:   PhD (Neuroscience, Anatomy and Cell Biology)  Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
1988-1989  Rotating Internship training, Ministry of Health, Jordan
1981-1987: M.B.Ch.B (Medicine & General Surgery), Al-Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad, Iraq                                                                         
Appointments:
2012- Present: Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation, Associate Professor of Anatomy and Medical Education, College of Medicine, Alfaisal University,  Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 
2009-2012:  Director of academic affairs and Associate Professor of Anatomy. College of Medicine, Al-Imam Mohammad Bin Saud Islamic University,   Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2010-present: Member of the scientific committee, Dr. Hamzah Al-Khouli CHAIR for Developing Medical  Education in Saudi Arabia, (a 6 year term starting July, 2010)     
2006-2009 Director of Examination Centre, Consultant and Faculty member, Faculty of Medicine/ King  Fahad Medical City Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2002-2006:  Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Division of Clinical and Functional Anatomy Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine/Faculty of Medicine/ Ottawa University Ottawa, Ontario, Canada                          
1991-1993 General Practitioner and Teaching Assistant, University Health Centre & Department of   Anatomy  Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
1989-1991  General Practitioner and public health educator, Ministry of Health, Jordan
Honours and Awards
2005 Nominated for University of Ottawa President’s Award for service to the University through media and community relations.    
2005   Nominated for the “Capital Educators' Awards of Excellence
2004   Bristol-Meyers Squibb Award for Excellence in Medical Education Teaching.
2004   Selected as one of award winners for the Capital Educators' Awards of Excellence            
2003   Voted the honorary president of The Aesculapian Society
 2003 nominated by a medical student at the University of Ottawa for the Bristol-Meyers Squibb Award for Excellence in Medical Education Teaching.
2003       Nominated for the “Young Professor Award”/Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa.
2003       Nominated for the “Award of Excellence”/Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa. 
2003       Nominated for the “Excellence in Mentoring Award” /Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa.
1994-1998   Queen’s University Graduate Award        
1996    School of Graduate Studies & research Travel Award/Queen’s University
1995   Special Dean’s Award/ Queen’s University
1995   School of Graduate Studies & research Travel Award/ Queen’s University
1995   The 2nd Society of Neuroscience of Africa International Conference Travel Award
1994   School of Graduate Studies & research Travel Award/ Queen’s University
1987    Top Ten Graduate (8th over 201 graduates) Al-Mustansiriyah University, School of                                 Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq
 Popular Media Interviews and Profiles
1.       Anatomy of a successful medical teacher, by Zev Singer, Ottawa Citizen, City Section, Pages 1D and &D, Wednesday, June 23, 2004.
2.       Two profs win Capital Educators’ Award, Gazette: The voice of Canada’s University, ISSUE 17: June 15 | 2004
3.       Mini-Med teaches healthy respect, by Holly Lake, Ottawa Sun. Pages 18-19, December 12, 2004.
4.       How well do you know Dr. O? by H. Barrett Austin, The pelican (Aesculapian Society Newspaper). Page 4, May 2005.
5.       28-minute Mini-Med lecture, 40 hours of preparation, Medical talks a hit with public, a challenge for physicians: There's a public thirst for basic scientific knowledge, and audiences are willing to focus and work hard to follow along ,by Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, Read Dark Matter, Tom Spears's blog of science quirks and snarks, October 23, 2005
6.       Good morning Saudi Arabia: A daily show on Saudi main channel (channel 1): I was the guest to talk about the future of higher education in the kingdom. December 26, 2009
Professional memberships and societies

Society for Neuroscience
The International Association of Medical Science Educators
The American Association of Clinical Anatomists
The American Association of Anatomists
The Association of Medical Education in Europe

Research Interests
Medical Education
Clinical and Functional Anatomy
Neuroscience: Ischemia, Excitotoxicity, Neuronal Apoptosis, and Spreading Depression.

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UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL RESEARCH: EVALUATION OF RESEARCH-SPECIFIC

Conference Paper Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:20,
UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL RESEARCH: EVALUATION OF RESEARCH-SPECIFIC. (2015). UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL RESEARCH: EVALUATION OF RESEARCH-SPECIFIC. 12th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) and 3rd International Conference on. Presented at the. Singapore. (Original work published February 5)

The Arab Medical Aspirations League (AMAL) : An Innovative Student Initiative In Research

Conference Paper Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:20,
The Arab Medical Aspirations League (AMAL) : An Innovative Student Initiative In Research. (2015). The Arab Medical Aspirations League (AMAL) : An Innovative Student Initiative In Research. 12th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) and 3rd International Conference on. Presented at the. Singapore. (Original work published 5-8 February C.E.)

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Current Medical Textbooks as Undergraduate Learning Recourse- A

Conference Paper Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:20,
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Current Medical Textbooks as Undergraduate Learning Recourse- A. (2015). Evaluating the Effectiveness of Current Medical Textbooks as Undergraduate Learning Recourse- A. 12th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) and 3rd International Conference on. Presented at the. Singapore. (Original work published 5-8 February C.E.)

ANALYSIS OF INFLUENCE OF STUDENTS PERCEPTION ON ADOPTING INTEGRATED

Conference Paper Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:20,
ANALYSIS OF INFLUENCE OF STUDENTS PERCEPTION ON ADOPTING INTEGRATED. (2015). ANALYSIS OF INFLUENCE OF STUDENTS PERCEPTION ON ADOPTING INTEGRATED. 12th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) and 3rdInternational Conference. Presented at the. Singapore. (Original work published 5 february C.E.)

ASSESSING RESEARCH COMPETENCIES NEEDED FOR UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL

Conference Paper Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:20,
ASSESSING RESEARCH COMPETENCIES NEEDED FOR UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL. (2015). ASSESSING RESEARCH COMPETENCIES NEEDED FOR UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL. 12th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) and 3rd International Conference on. Presented at the. Singapore. (Original work published 5 February C.E.)

THE ROLE OF PATIENT SAFETY IN MEDICAL CURRICULA: A STUDENT PERSPECTIVE

Conference Paper Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:20,
THE ROLE OF PATIENT SAFETY IN MEDICAL CURRICULA: A STUDENT PERSPECTIVE. (2015). THE ROLE OF PATIENT SAFETY IN MEDICAL CURRICULA: A STUDENT PERSPECTIVE. 12th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) and 3rdInternational Conference. Presented at the. Singapore. (Original work published 5 February C.E.)

Academic Performance and Study Pattern Styles among Medical Students in Saudi Arabia

Conference Paper Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:20,
Academic Performance and Study Pattern Styles among Medical Students in Saudi Arabia. (2014). Academic Performance and Study Pattern Styles among Medical Students in Saudi Arabia. Saudi International Medical Education Conference 2014. Presented at the. AlQaseem/KSA. (Original work published 25 November C.E.)

Evaluation and Assessment of a Curriculum: How Do We Do That? in Health and Disease: Curriculum for the 21st Century Medical Students

Book Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:20,
Evaluation and Assessment of a Curriculum: How Do We Do That? in Health and Disease: Curriculum for the 21st Century Medical Students. (2014). Evaluation and Assessment of a Curriculum: How Do We Do That? in Health and Disease: Curriculum for the 21st Century Medical Students. Nova science publishers.

Medical Curriculum: Students’ Perspectives in Health and Disease: Curriculum for the 21st Century Medical Students

Book Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:20,
Medical Curriculum: Students’ Perspectives in Health and Disease: Curriculum for the 21st Century Medical Students. (2014). Medical Curriculum: Students’ Perspectives in Health and Disease: Curriculum for the 21st Century Medical Students. Nova Science publishers.

Reprioritizing current research trends in medical Education: a reflection on research activities in Saudi Arabia.

Journal Article Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:20,
Reprioritizing current research trends in medical Education: a reflection on research activities in Saudi Arabia. (2014). Reprioritizing current research trends in medical Education: a reflection on research activities in Saudi Arabia. Medical Teacher, in press.

Key Issues in Developing Anatomy Curriculum: in Education in Anatomical Sciences

Book Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:20,
Key Issues in Developing Anatomy Curriculum: in Education in Anatomical Sciences. (2013). Key Issues in Developing Anatomy Curriculum: in Education in Anatomical Sciences. Nova science publishers.

Exciting new ideas in medical education emerged from SIMEC 2012

Journal Article Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:20,
Exciting new ideas in medical education emerged from SIMEC 2012. (2013). Exciting new ideas in medical education emerged from SIMEC 2012. Medical Teacher, 35, S1–S4.

Subjectivity: A Concern in the Continuous Assessment of Students in a Hybrid PBL Based Curriculum

Conference Paper Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:20,
Subjectivity: A Concern in the Continuous Assessment of Students in a Hybrid PBL Based Curriculum. (2012). Subjectivity: A Concern in the Continuous Assessment of Students in a Hybrid PBL Based Curriculum. 15th Ottawa Conference. Presented at the. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Original work published 9-13 March)

Research Ethics and Asian Culture: A Western Individual Autonomy or an Asian Shared Decision Making

Journal Article Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:20,
Research Ethics and Asian Culture: A Western Individual Autonomy or an Asian Shared Decision Making. (2012). Research Ethics and Asian Culture: A Western Individual Autonomy or an Asian Shared Decision Making. Eubios Journal Of Asian And International Bioethics, 22, 33-39.

Comparative study: Medical Physiology teaching in hybrid problem based learning (PBL) vs. integrated system teacher centered teaching

Journal Article Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:20,
Comparative study: Medical Physiology teaching in hybrid problem based learning (PBL) vs. integrated system teacher centered teaching. (2011). Comparative study: Medical Physiology teaching in hybrid problem based learning (PBL) vs. integrated system teacher centered teaching. Educational Research And Reviews, 6, 1063–1068.

Cell cycle regulators in neuronal death evoked by excitotoxic stress: implications for neurodegeneration and its treatment

Journal Article Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:20,
Cell cycle regulators in neuronal death evoked by excitotoxic stress: implications for neurodegeneration and its treatment. (2000). Cell cycle regulators in neuronal death evoked by excitotoxic stress: implications for neurodegeneration and its treatment. Neurobiology Of Aging, 21, 771–781.

Glutamate does not mediate acute neuronal damage after spreading depression induced by O2/glucose deprivation in the hippocampal slice

Journal Article Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:20,
Glutamate does not mediate acute neuronal damage after spreading depression induced by O2/glucose deprivation in the hippocampal slice. (2000). Glutamate does not mediate acute neuronal damage after spreading depression induced by O2/glucose deprivation in the hippocampal slice. Journal Of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, 20, 412–422.

Assessing acute neuronal damage induced by O,/glucose deprivation in hippocampal braio slices by measuring intriasic optical signals

Thesis Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:20,
Assessing acute neuronal damage induced by O,/glucose deprivation in hippocampal braio slices by measuring intriasic optical signals. (1999). Assessing acute neuronal damage induced by O,/glucose deprivation in hippocampal braio slices by measuring intriasic optical signals. Queen’s University.

Potential sources of intrinsic optical signals imaged in live brain slices

Journal Article Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:20,
Potential sources of intrinsic optical signals imaged in live brain slices. (1999). Potential sources of intrinsic optical signals imaged in live brain slices. Methods, 18, 185–196.

Spreading depression determines acute cellular damage in the hippocampal slice during oxygen/glucose deprivation

Journal Article Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:20,
Spreading depression determines acute cellular damage in the hippocampal slice during oxygen/glucose deprivation. (1998). Spreading depression determines acute cellular damage in the hippocampal slice during oxygen/glucose deprivation. European Journal Of Neuroscience, 10, 3451–3461.

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