Mohamed is an associate professor at the Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology, the American University in Cairo, Egypt. He is leading the Egyptian Longitudinal Study of Aging to try to reshape the current understanding of aging.
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To reduce the scale and impact of dementia, we need to study the different interacting determinants of health and disease in aging populations in different localities and circumstances.
Mohamed is studying the various factors affecting aging through a longitudinal cohort in the Egyptian population. This will help to identify intrinsic (e.g., genes) as well as extrinsic (e.g., pollution) factors responsible for health and disease in elderlies.
Mohamed believes that through being an Atlantic Fellow, he has gained a more global overview of dementia, understanding the value of working in a multidisciplinary team to decode interactive factors affecting brain health.
Dementia is certainly a problem in Egypt, but we do not know the size of that problem because we haven’t yet studied it efficiently.
Mohamed obtained his medical degree in 1999 from Mansoura University, Egypt where he began his clinical training. He received his MSc in Toxicology in 2006 and through a DAAD scholarship his PhD degree in Neurotoxicology in 2011 through collaboration with Philipps University in Marburg, Germany. Currently, he is working as an associate professor at American University in Cairo.
Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI)
Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health
Mansoura University (in collaboration with Philipps University Marburg, Germany)
2014 International Society of Neurochemistry (ISN) CAEN 1A award 2014 Mansoura University competitive research projects-2014: Project a. 2014 Mansoura University competitive research projects-2014: Project b. 2014 MEK Foundation Prize for Best International Publication for year 2013 2014 Parkinson’s and movement disorders Foundation (PMDF) research grant 2015 SOT Translational/Bridging Award, 2016 2015 DAAD- Cultural Dialogue with Islamic World- Gene Finder Project 2015 Mansoura University competitive research projects-2015 2015 JESOR grant; Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) 2016 Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF), Basic and Applied Research Grant 2016 Fulbright - Junior Faculty Development Program (2016-2017) Awardee 2016. Technical University of Munich (TUM) GLOBAL INCENTIVE GRANT 2016 International Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Society Supported Meetings. 2017 International Society for Neurochemistry (ISN) School Initiative Fund 2017 IBRO Global Advocacy Seeding Grant. 2017 DAAD fact-finding mission program 2018 DAAD delegate trip- science Journalism 2018 IBRO Global Advocacy Prize 2018 Outstanding Achievements Medal, Mansoura School of Medicine. 2019 German Egyptian Research Fund (GERF) IV 2019 JESOR grant; Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) 2019 2019 Pilot Awards for Global Brain Health Leaders 2019 Second place award for innovation in Biomedical Field, Cairo-innovates. 2019 FENS History Online Project Grants “200 years of Lewy Bodies” 2020 Accredited Centers of Scientific Excellence (STDF-ACSE) Grant 2020 Young IBRO Regions Connecting Awards