Celebrating the Science Day 2019, President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi honored a number of Egyptian scientists and scholars who have received the Nile and State Appreciation Awards. Remarking Egyptian woman’s vital role in science, 3 Egyptian women were among the honorees:
Prof. Iman Mohamed Hussein Khedr, Dr. Maha Saad Ali Zaki, and Dr. RagaaTaha Mansour.
Prof. Iman M. Khedr, Professor Emeritus at Department of Neurology and Psychiatry in Assiut University, received a State appreciation award in medical sciences in 2018. Gained 35-year experience, she has a vital role at boosting neurophysiology, acute stroke care, motor neuron disorders, dementias, movement disorders, and neurorehabilitation. Due to her efforts in this domain, Assuit University was globally recognized, as her clinical contribution made the patients treated earlier. Moreover, she is an associate editor for Neuroentrology journal, and Medical journal of Assiut University. She also reviewed several scientific journals, including Clinical Neurophysiology, which is an American Journal, and Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.
She received awards and honors:
1- Award of the best scientific research in Neurology in 1996 from The Egyptian society of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery
2- National Encouraging Award in Medical Science, year 2000 from The National Academy for Scientific research and Technology
3- Award of Scientific Excellence in Medicine in 2003 from Assiut University
4- National Award of Excellence in Modern technology of Medical Science, year 2010 from The National Academy for Scientific research and Technology
5- Excellence in Scientific Publication Awards (ESCPA) 2012
Dr. Maha Saad Ali Zaki is an Associate Professor of Clinical Genetics Department, Human Genetics and Genome Research Unit, NRC. Since 2006 till 2011, She was principal investigator in a collaborative project between National Research Centre and University Of California, Department of Neuro science entitled “patient oriented autosomal recessive brain diseases”. She received the State’s Scientific Excellence Award in 2011. She has conducted 135 researches. Maha Saad Zaki has been listed as a noteworthy medical geneticist by Marquis Who’s Who.
Dr. RagaaTaha Mansour, Egyptian fertility clinic administrator, was certified in vitro fertilization at Ohio State University (OSU) in 2003. She also received Dr.Fakhry’s award for obstetrics-gynecology from the Egyptian Academy of Sciences Research in 1993. Besides, she has been a member at the Arab Women Solidarity, and a member of the European Society Human Reproduction and Embryology. Moreover, she has been awarded a fellowship from Maastricht University, optimizing in vitro fertilization results. She has published total of 163 researches at scientific journals.
Nowadays, Egypt pays a great attention to Egyptian women, building strategy to boost their prominent roles at all sectors.