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Ansam Sawalha

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1969
  • Age: 46
  • Curriculum vitae :


Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology, 1998,University of Texas USA.
Bachelor degree in Pharmacy, 1991, Jordan University of Science and Technology.

Pharmacology and Toxicology, research in Habits and sleep problems, Teaching

Arabic mother tongue


Achievements and Awards

Work history: 
Dean for the college of Pharmcy ,2010-2011, An-Najah University.
Coordinator for the clinical pharmacy graduate program,2010-2011, An-Najah University.
Founding Director of the Poison Control and Drug Information Center, 2005-2011, An-Najah University.
Coordinator of basic medical departments, 2007-2009.

Honarary office and memberships: 
Member of the faculty of pharmacy council, 1999-2008, An-Najah university.

Productions and works: 
Publications:Sweileh WM, Ali IA, Sawalha AF, Abu-Taha AS, Zyoud SH, Al-Jabi SW. Sleep Habits and sleep problems among Palestinian Students. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2011, 5:25 doi:10.1186/1753-2000-5-25. Published: 15 July 2011
Sweileh WM, Ihbesheh MS, Jarar IS, Taha AS, Sawalha AF, Zyoud SH, Jamous RM, Morisky DE. Self-reported medication adherence and treatment satisfaction in patients with epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2011 May 14.
Sweileh WM, Sawalha AF, Abu Taha AS. Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 is not A Risk Factor for Aminoglycoside Induced Renal Injury. Diabetologia Croatica 40-1, 2011.

Awards and Distinctions: 
“Women in Science” Hall of Fame,2011, nominated by the USA consulate general in Jerusalem, and selected among hundreds by the USA department of State to be the first woman from the Occupied Palestinian Territories in this hall of fame.
The university of Texas Continuing Education Fellowship, Sept 1996- May 1998.
Fullbright Scholarship, Jan 1994- Jan 1996.
Jordan University of Science and Technology Honor list 1986-1991

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