جامعة الملك عبدالعزيز

KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY

SUHAD MAATOUG BAHIJRI


  
 

SUHAD MAATOUG BAHIJRI
 Professor
Department of

King Abdulaziz University
Phone: 25242
Email: biochemsue@yahoo.com

 
   
  
 

Profile:

Qualification:

•B.Sc.{Hons.II:I}in Biochemistry, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, Dyfed,U.K,1975. 
•Ph.D. in Biochemistry, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and Dyfed, U.K, 1979.
•Fellowship of the international college of nutrition (FICN), 2009.

 

Academic positions and memberships:             

•Assistant professor of Clinical Biochemistry –Faculty of Medicine- KAU 1979.

•Professor of Clinical Biochemistry in -Faculty of Medicine - KAU 2002 .

•Member in  numerous scientific bodies including the Association of Clinical Biochemists (UK) since 1976 – Date, the Saudi society for food and nutrition since 2002 and fellow in the International College of Nutrition since 2008.

•Head of the nutrition research unit at King Fahd research center since 2000.

•Head of the (Environmental health) division in (The Centre for Excellence in Environmental Studies) since 2007.
•Vice-President of “The Saudi Society for Environmental Sciences” since 2009.

•Head of Saudi Diabetes Research Group since 2009.                                       
•Vice Dean (Female section) for medicine 1980- 87 and 1993-96. 
•Coordinator for “Musculoskeletal system” module since2006.                                  
•Coordinator for “Nutrition and Metabolism” module since 2006.

•Supervisor for department of clinical Biochemistry – female section since 2007.
•Member in the departmental committee for preparing OSPE.

 

Experience and activities:

•Participated in planning, up-dating & teaching of the clinical biochemistry syllabus for medical, nursing, dental, pharmacy and applied medical sciences students.

•Participated in planning and teaching of courses for the Master degree in Clinical Biochemistry.

•Co supervisor for three PhD Projects and 7 Master Degree projects conducted in collaboration with other departments and faculties in KAU, and with various universities in the UK (King’s Collage, Sheffield and Surrey) and Sudan.

•Participated in a number of committees at both the faculty level and the university level as well as the national level, examples include:
-Faculty of Medicine Curriculum Committee 1980-1987 & 1993-1996 .

-Nutrition and dietetics committee at the university hospital  1999-Date .

-Postgraduate studies Committee  2003-007 .

-Committee for (medical research ethics) 2004 – Date .

-The board of the trustees for awarding "the university prizes for scientific excellence". 2007- Date.
-The scientific committee for the Saudi society for food and nutrition 2002- Date .

•Attended more than 25 scientific conferences locally and internationally, and presented papers.


 
   
  
 

Education:
  • 1975 : Bachelor degree from Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, بريطانيا
  • 1979 : Doctorate degree from Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, بريطانيا

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    Employment:
  • 1975 - 1979 : Research Assistant , Bronglais General Hospital, Aberystwyth, بريطانيا
  • 1976 - حاليا : member, Association of Clinical Biochemists, Aberystwyth, بريطانيا
  • 1979 - 1980 : Assistant Vice Dean, Faculty of Medicine & Allied Health Sciences, جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 1979 - 1988 : Assistant professor , Faculty of Medicine &Allied Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz university., جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 1982 - 1987 : Vice Dean , Faculty of Medicine & Apllied Health Sciences, جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 1984 - 1985 : Vice Dean , Faculty of Sciences, جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 1988 - 2002 : Associate professor , faculty of Medicine &Allied Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz University., جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2000 - حاليا : Head of the nutrition research unit , nutrition research unit at King Fahd research center, جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2002 - حاليا : Professor, faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University., جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2004 - حاليا : member, Committee for (medical research ethics) , جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية
  • 2007 - حاليا : Supervisor, department of clinical Biochemistry , جدة, المملكة العربية السعودية

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    Research Interests:

    1984-1987       Principal investigator in a research project entitled "The influence of Parental Nutrition Education on The Nutritional Status of their Children" sponsored by KACST.

    1986-1988       Co-investigator in a research project entitled “Renal Osteodystrophy in Chronic Renal Failure Patients in the Western Region of Saudi Arabia” Sponsored by the University Research Committee

    1988-1991       Principal investigator in a research project entitled “The Determination of Some Essential Elements in Serum of infants and Pre-school Children in the Jeddah Area” Sponsored by the University Research Committee

    1991-1995       Principal investigator in a research Project entitled “Chromium Status: Its Effect on Some Aspect of Carbohydrates and lipids Metabolism” Sponsored by the University Research Committee

    1998-2000       Principal investigator in a research Project entitled “Chromium Deficiency A Possible Cause for Gestational Diabetes” Sponsored by the University Research Committee

    2001 - 2003     Principal investigator in a research Project entitled “Fluoride Consumption in Jeddah Area – Risks and Benefits” A Pilot Study” Sponsored by the University Research Committee

    2003-2005           Co investigator in a project entitled “Etiological and nutritional factors for CVD – methods for prevention and treatment” with Prof. G Ferns as PI, and sponsored by NHS, U.K. 

    2005 - 2007     Principal investigator in a research Project entitled "The prevalence of insulin resistant in non- diabetic individual in the Jeddah area and risk factors associated with it" Sponsored by the University Research Committee 

    2009- Date     
              Head of "The Saudi Diabetes  Research Group"


     
       
      
     

    Teaching Interests:

     

    ·        Conducting fields research on local nutritional status, dietary habits and practices of different population groups and linking that to common medical conditions and disorders

    ·        Developing the concept of the link between local dietary habits and practices and common medical conditions and suggesting feasible remedies

    ·        Developing programs to increase the public environmental awareness

    ·        Developing programs to increase the public nutritional awareness

    ·        Researching into the effect of ethnicity on drug efficacy, interaction and metabolism


     
       
      
     

    Courses:
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    : clinical biochemistry

     
       
      
     

    Contact Info:
    • Office Phone: 25242
    • Email : biochemsue@yahoo.com
    • P.O.Box : 4873
    • URL : http://SBAHIJRI.kau.edu.sa
    • Fax : 6533844
    • Mobile : 0564370571