Nihal Abdalla Ibrahim

Nihal Abdalla Ibrahim

Assistant Professor
Ext: 6265

I am a clinician and Physiologist. I have earned my MBBCh degree from the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University with Honor‘s Award. I have got my MSc in Medical Clinical Physiology (concentration in clinical Pharmacology and clinical Biochemistry) with Excellent degree and Honor's Award from the Physiology department, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University. My PhD study was about the recently discovered hormone; Ghrelin and its relation with appetite, Diabetes, Obesity and the various types of macro-nutrients' metabolism. I earned my PhD in Human medical Physiology and Clinical Physiology from the Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt. Thesis was accepted with Excellent grade. I have passed the written, oral, clinical and practical examinations for the Doctor's degree with excellent grade also. I have practiced medicine as Internist in Egypt and in Dubai, UAE. I have also taught Medical clinical Physiology in the Faculty of Medicine and in College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Ajman University. Currently, I am the head of the committee assigned for preparing the needed documents for launching the Nutrition program at Ajman University.

Education
  • PhD Human medical Physiology and Clinical Physiology , Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt 2009.
  • MSc in Medical Clinical Physiology (concentration in clinical Pharmacology and clinical Biochemistry) with Excellent degree and Honor's Award from the Physiology department, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University. Egypt 1990
  • MBBCh degree from the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt. Excellent grade with Honor‘s Award, 1982
  • Certificate in computer software courses from The Technical Institute, Dubai ,Ministry of Education (Licence 2/440 - 1991). Dubai, UAE, 1996- 1997
Experience
  • Assistant Professor, department of Clinical Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Ajman University, 2010- Present
  • Lecturer. Department of Clinical Sciences. College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Ajman University , UAE. 1998 - 2010
  • Researcher and Physician. Dubai Medical Center for Treatment and Research, Dubai, UAE, 1995 - 1998
  • Assistant Lecturer. Clinical Physiology Department . Faculty of Medicine. Tanta University. Egypt. 1991- 1995
  • Demonstrator. Clinical Physiology Department . Faculty of Medicine. Tanta University, Egypt, 1987- 1991
  • Resident Doctor, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Departments , Students’ Hospital. Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University. Egypt. 1983- 1987
  • Internship Trainee Doctor, Hospitals of the Faculty of Medicine. Cairo University, Egypt, 1982- 1983
Teaching Area
  • - Anatomy and Physiology I and Anatomy and Physiology II for Pharmacy students. - 1. Designing and updating all courses on MOODLE. 2. Using the Interactive Anatomy and Physiology software. 3. Development and maintenance of on-line course material (E-LEARNING, MOODLE), with continuous updating. 4. Assignments & quizzes are also included. Using the following innovative techniques and tools on Moodle: 1. Turnit in assignments. 2. Using Educational videos and interactive techniques 3. Using the Visual and Auditory Approach to explain the different mechanisms of Human Physiology. 4. Describe the various topics of anatomy using Computer simulations. 5. Clarify difficult topics by Problem Based Learning approach. 6. Cases, Quizzes , cross words games Using the following instructional strategies to enhance the learning process). 1. Turnit in assignments. 2. Using Educational videos and interactive techniques 3. Using the Visual, Auditory and Interactive Approach. 4.Discussions. 5.Computer simulations. 6.Problem Based Learning (PBL) 7.Assignments and students’ presentations.
  • Biology course for Biomedical engineering.
  • Practical Anatomy and Physiology courses for Pharmacy students.
  • Practical Anatomy course for Biomedical engineering.
  • First Aid as a university requirement course.
  • Fundamentals of Human Nutrition as a university requirement course.
  • Clinical Physiology for Medical students , College of Medicine, Tanta University
Research
  • Vitamin D and Metabolism. • The Role of Vitamin D deficiency in various pathophysiological aspects of metabolism.
  • Leptin Hormone and Obesity. The Impact Of Apelin Ligand Binding On APJ Receptor on the Various Physiological And Pathophysiological Aspects Of Metabolism and Homeostasis.
  • Cytokines and Diabetes. The Role of the Cytokine Visfatin in diabetic neuropathy.
  • Ghrelin hormone and Diabetes. Correlation between fasting serum Ghrelin level, Insulin and Leptin in Type 1 diabetes conditions.
  • Pharmacological effects of different herbs.
  • Metabolic effects of Lagocephalus Scleratus toxins.
  • Variation in Serum and Salivary secretion composition due to various toxins.
  • Effect of C. cerastus injection on chemical composition of blood and saliva.
  • Drug adherence
  • Gerentology
  • Obesity
  • Metabolic syndrome
Publications
  • Nihal Abdalla Ibrahim*, The Impact Of Apelin Ligand Binding On APJ Receptor on the Various Physiological And Pathophysiological Aspects Of Metabolism and Homeostasis. Europ J. of Pharm. And Med. Res., 2017,4 (01), 61-69. ISSN 2394-3211 EJPMR Impact Factor 3.628
  • Ahmed Gaili, Sundos Qasim, Zakia Metwali , Nihal Abdalla and Sara Al –Akshar The Relationship Between Knowledge and Drug Adherence in Hypertensive Patients: A Cross Sectional Study in UAE. A J A D D [4][01][2016]001-011 American Journal of Advanced Drug Delivery, www.ojadd.com, ISSN 2321-547X.
  • Ibrahim Nihal A*, A Effect of High Fat Diet and High Protein Diet on Fasting Serum Ghrelin Level in Type-1 Diabetes International Research Journal of Medical Sciences. ISSN 2320 –7353 Vol. 3(6), 5-14, June (2015) Int. Res. J. Medical Sci. International Science Congress Association
  • Farajallah A , Abdalla N, Ahmed A , Abusnena S. The Relationship between Type 2 Diabetes and Total Ghrelin Level in a Population Sample in the United Arab Emirates. IOSR Journal Of Pharmacy (e)-ISSN: 2250-3013, (p)-ISSN: 2319-4219 www.iosrphr.org Volume 4, Issue 6 (June 2014), PP. 01-08 1
  • Metwalli Z, Abdalla N* , El Barrani R. A Natural Alternative to Conventional Antibiotics. Res J Ph B Ch Sc. 2014 RJPBCS, ISSN: 0975-8585 July - August 2014, 5(4) , PP. 588-599
  • El Serougy M, Nihal A, Salma N, Madi M. Effect of crude toxin extracted from the Red Sea fish Lagocephalus Scleratus on salivary secretion in dogs. Bulletin of Egyptian Society of Physiological Sciences, 1992 March, 12(2), P. 101
  • Nihal A, El Serougy M, Salma N, Madi M. Effect of crude toxin extracted from the Red Sea fish Lagocephalus Scleratus on some aspects of carbohydrates and lipids metabolism in anesthetized dogs. Bulletin of Egyptian Society of Physiological Sciences, 1992 March, 12(2), P. 65.
  • Ebtesam Khalil, Nihal A. Ibrahim, Maher Al Shayeb, Syed Kuduruthullah, Mawada Hassan, Stress-related Oral manifestations disorders in a population sample of patients attending Ajman University dental clinics.Journal of International Dental and Medical Research,2020, 13(1)
  • Ibrahim NA*, Nabil N, Ghaleb S. Pathophysiology of the risk factors associated with osteoporosis and their correlation to the T-score value in patients with osteopenia and osteoporosis in the United Arab Emirates. J Pharm Bioall Sci 2019;11:364-72
  • Ibrahim NA*, Edis Z, Al Owais KS, Adherence of Geriatric patients and their beliefs Towards their medicines in the United Arab Emirates. J Pharm Bioall Sci. ,2020;12:22-300
  • Nihal Abdalla Ibrahim *, Zehra Edis, Klaithem Salem Al-Owais, ROLE OF PHYSICIANS IN DRUG ADHERENCE OF GERIATRIC PATIENTS IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. Int. Res. J. Pharm. 2018, 9 (9)
  • Nihal Abdalla Ibrahim, Nada Mohamed Saleh, Fatima Koprulu* , Altaf Hani Abdulrahim ;Metabolic syndrome associated risk factors: Findings among female university students in the United Arab Emirates. J pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Accepted. in press
  • Nurses’ Perception regarding Pharmaceutical Care Practice: a Qualitative Approach, Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Accepted
  • Exploring Community Pharmacists’ Perception towards Responsible Provision of Patient Care Services : A Quantitative Assessment. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. Accepted
Conference Presentation
  • Abdalla N. and Jamal M. “ Hemophilia: Is It A Real Threat in The UAE?” Dubai International Pharmaceuticals and Technology Conference and Exhibition, DUPHAT. 7-9 March 2017. Poster Presentation.
  • Koujan Gh, Ibrahim N. , Ali A. Knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) toward menstruation among medical and non-medical female students in Ajman University of Science and Technology. Dubai International Pharmaceuticals and Technology Conference and Exhibition, DUPHAT. March 2016.
  • Ahmed A., Abdalla N, Ali A , Abu Senina S. "The Relationship Between Total Ghrelin & Type 2 Diabetes in A Population Sample in The UAE. Dubai International Pharmaceuticals and Technology, DUPHAT. March 2014.
  • Metwali Z, Abdalla N, El Barrani R, "A Natural Alternative to Conventional Antibiotics" Dubai International Pharmaceuticals and Technology, DUPHAT. March 2013
  • Abdalla N., Magdy A. “Ghrelin and Leptin, Are They The Future of Obesity Treatment?” Dubai international pharmaceuticals & Technologies Conference and Exhibition DUPHAT , 2012, Dubai, UAE 12-14 March 2012.
  • Abdallah N, Munzir M, Al Hamed N. “Osteoartheritis, A Recent Approach” Dubai International Pharmaceuticals & Technologies Conference and Exhibition DUPHAT , 2012, Dubai, UAE 12-14 March 2012.
  • Abdalla N, Cekir N, Anwar F, Khan A. Food and Diseases, You Are What You Eat. Dubai international pharmaceuticals & Technologies Conference and Exhibition DUPHAT , 2012, Dubai, UAE 12-14 March 2012.
  • Abdalla N., Hassan N., Mukhtar M., Ghrelin; Is it the Future Treatment of Diabetes? Dubai international pharmaceuticals & Technologies Conference and Exhibition DUPHAT , 2011, Dubai, UAE 22-24 March 2011
  • Abdalla, N., Habbobi S., Nabil N., “Osteoporosis; The Silent Thief”. Dubai international pharmaceuticals & Technologies Conference and Exhibition DUPHT , Dubai, UAE 15-17 March 2010
  • Abdalla N. “Ghrelin, Appetite and Weight control” Dubai International Pharmaceuticals & Technologies Conference and Exhibition DUPHAT , Dubai, UAE March 2010.
  • Abdalla N., Mohamed Kh. “Breast cancer in the UAE” ,Dubai International Pharmaceuticals and Technology, 10-12.March 2008, Dubai, UAE.
  • Seminar : The Role of Bile Acids and their Receptors in Metabolic Regulation” Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University. Proceedings of the Physiology department , April 2010.
  • Seminar: Apelin ; A Friend not a Foe” Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University. Proceedings of the Physiology department, March 2010
  • Seminar: Vitamin D Deficiency and Osteoporosis”. In Al Mushieref Medical Center, Ajman Medical District ,Ministry of Health. UAE 16. 2. 2012.
  • Seminar: First Aid , CPR and Basic Life Support”. In Al Mushieref Medical Center, Ajman Medical District , Ministry of Health. UAE 12.4.2012
  • Q Morshedi, M Buabeid, N Ibrahim, Histological changes in the endometrium of female albino rat uterus under the effect of clomiphene citrate. Abu Dhabi Pharmaceutical Conference, 2019
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • Member of the Egyptian Medical Syndicate.
  • Member of the Physiology Society of Medical Colleges.
  • Award for Supervising the Best Research Paper, The 9th Students Scientific Conference. Faculty of Pharmacy, AUST, May 2013.
  • Award for Supervising the Best Scientific Students’ Poster and presentation. DUPHAT, March 2013
  • Award for Supervising the Best Research Paper, The 8th Students Scientific Conference. Faculty of Pharmacy, AUST, 16 May 2012.
  • Award for active contribution in the Medical Program “Prevention before Treatment”. Ministry Of Health, Ajman Medical District. May 2012
  • Award for Supervising the 2nd Best Scientific Students’ Poster. DUPHAT, March, 2011.
  • Award for Supervising the 3rd Best Scientific Students’ Poster and presentation. DUPHAT, March 2010
  • Award for Supervising the Best Scientific Graduation Project, The 5th Students Scientific Conference. Faculty of Pharmacy, AU, May 2009
  • Award for Supervising the Best Scientific Graduation Project, The 4h Students Scientific Conference. Faculty of Pharmacy, AUST, May 2008.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for active contribution to the Gulf Education & training Exhibition (GETEX 2011) Dubai. April 2011.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for active contribution as Assessor during the 7th Approach Student Scientific Conference, AUST, 8, 9 .5.2011
  • Certificate of Appreciation for active contribution during the Anti- Smoking Workshop, AUST. 8.12.2010
  • Award for Supervising the eighth Best Innovative poster. DUPHAT 2018