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  • Algerian American Foundation - Former AAF Board Members
    Medicine of Algiers in 1982 His professional experience spans several countries and fields Dr Chikhoune worked at Parnet Hospital in the field of Internal Medicine from 1982 1990 He served as the Chief of the Medical Health Department at the Algerian Ministry of Interior from 1982 1990 He served as the Doctor of the National Algerian Cycling Team from 1982 1986 He taught at the Maillot Hospital Allied Health Military School in the field of Radiology anatomy and physiology paramedics from 1986 1987 Read more Dr Nora Berrah Nora Berrah is Professor and head of the Physics Department at the University of Connecticut Uconn She was prior to 2014 a Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Physics at Western Michigan University She received her Diplome d etude Superieur in Theoretical Physics from the Faculte des Sciences Universite d Alger Algeria in 1979 and her PhD from the physics department of the University of Virginia in 1987 Read more Dr Hakima Amri Hakima Amri PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology at Georgetown University She is the co founder and co director of the Integrative Medicine master s program in Physiology one of

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  • Algerian American Foundation - Dr. Nora Berrah
    the University of Connecticut Uconn She was prior to 2014 a Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Physics at Western Michigan University She received her Diplome d etude Superieur in Theoretical Physics from the Faculte des Sciences Universite d Alger Algeria in 1979 and her PhD from the physics department of the University of Virginia in 1987 She was a postdoctoral fellow 1987 1989 and an Assistant Physicist 89 91 at the Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory ANL before becoming an assistant professor at Western Michigan University WMU in 1991 She has been a visiting scholar at the Universite d Orsay Paris France at the Fritz Haber Institute der Max Planck Gesellschaft Berlin Germany at the Advanced Light Source ALS at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory LBNL the PULSE Ultrafast Center Stanford Linear Accelerator Center SLAC Stanford and at the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie Paris VI France Her research interests published in over 200 publications in major physics journals are in experimental Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics using lasers and synchrotron radiation for which she received the David S Shirley Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievements at the Advanced Light Source Her recent research interests incorporate the investigation of the interaction of molecules and nano systems with intense femtosecond free electron lasers She served serves on the NRC CAMOS committee the Executive Committee of the Division of Laser Science the APS DAMOP Executive committee the APS CISA committee and now on the APS Nominating committee She served on the I I Rabi Prize Committee served and chaired the APS Davisson Germer Prize served and chaired the APS Committee of the Status of Women in Physics CSWP and has been is on various review committees for NSF and DoE office of science She has served serves on Science Advisory Committees of

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  • Algerian American Foundation - Himed Kherbache, Physician
    its kind graduate program in the United States that combines human physiology and integrative medicine She is presently serving as Chair of the Teaching and Pedagogy Subcommittee of the Faculty Development Committee and on the Committee of Evaluation and Assessment of the medical courses offered at the Georgetown University Medical School Dr Amri graduated with a Bachelor s degree in Animal and Developmental Biology from the University of Constantine Algeria After successfully completing the nationwide science competition ranked first in the nation she received a Franco Algerian scholarship to pursue her graduate education at Pierre and Marie Curie University Jussieu Paris 6 where she obtained a Master s of Science in Reproductive Biology and a PhD in Biochemistry Dr Amri s research bridges evidence based biomedicine and science based integrative medicine to study hormone dependent cancers She is currently applying systems biology approaches to cancer omics data genomics proteomics and metabolomics and diagnostic biomarkers discovery Dr Amri developed a novel analytical method based on applying parsimony phylogenetics called Phylomics to heterogeneous high throughput data of microarrays and mass spectrometry This cladistics approach that is anchored in biological concepts provides the step by step molecular stratification from healthy to disease and offers the shared derived characters as biomarkers Her work has sorted clonal aberrations from non expanding mutations in prostate cancer which is leading to the identification of key biomarkers to be developed as diagnostics Because of its dynamic nature Phylomics detects those at risk of developing cancer allows early detection and evaluates treatment response Her other line of research is in Phytomedicine where she showed that treatment of nude mice with Ginkgo biloba extract significantly reduced the size of breast tumor xenografts Similarly she found that saw palmetto extract commonly used for prostate health reduced prostae cancer cell proliferation in

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  • Algerian American Foundation - Himed Kherbache, Physician
    International Development Association International Finance Corporation Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency representing Afghanistan Algeria Ghana Iran Morocco Tunisia and Pakistan as well as of the WBG Human Resources Committee Chair She is in charge of preparing the Executive Director Policy positions on key issues of the agenda of the Boards and its Committees in particular organizational development and corporate strategy country strategies and programs and global challenges as well as policy recommendations on sector strategies such as education and health skills and jobs financing for development knowledge and innovative solutions and south south cooperation She launched and chaired a thematic group on the Middle East North Africa Region to share knowledge and practical experiences on matters relevant to the region Soraya is also Advisor to the G11 representing World Bank Group Board members from Emergent Middle Income and Low Income Countries and to the Group of 24 on International Monetary Affairs and Development representing 24 non aligned countries and China Before joining the World Bank Soraya worked at the United Nations Development Programme UNDP from 1993 to 2003 in various advisory and managerial positions in Algeria Djibouti Cote d Ivoire and Senegal During that period she provided policy advice and substantive support on economic and social policies and took appropriate steps to foster policy dialogue and effective relationships with government and development partners She also coordinated knowledge services provided to 16 Country Offices by a multidisciplinary team of policy specialists in areas such as Governance Poverty Gender NTIC HIV AIDS and Energy Environmen Between 1990 and 1992 she was Advisor to the Governor of the Central Bank of Algeria with responsibilities for strategy organization and communication Earlier in her career she worked as a Strategist Economist Financial Analyst for Booz Allen and Hamilton ENORI in France and Algeria leading financial diagnosis

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  • Algerian American Foundation - Himed Kherbache, Physician
    AAF Dr Ismael Chikhoune Dr Ismael Chikhoune MD received his doctorate in medicine at the University of Medicine of Algiers in 1982 His professional experience spans several countries and fields Dr Chikhoune worked at Parnet Hospital in the field of Internal Medicine from 1982 1990 He served as the Chief of the Medical Health Department at the Algerian Ministry of Interior from 1982 1990 He served as the Doctor of the National Algerian Cycling Team from 1982 1986 He taught at the Maillot Hospital Allied Health Military School in the field of Radiology anatomy and physiology paramedics from 1986 1987 He maintained a private medical practice from 1990 1992 and from 1992 1997 worked at HealthSouth as a volunteer in Outpatient Care in Berkeley California From 1998 2002 Dr Chikhoune worked at IKnowMed Silicon Valley California as a Clinical Informatics Analyst Developing and validating in collaboration with public institutions such as MD Anderson Hospital in Houston and SWOG breakthrough technologies in the medical field Note IknowMed technology captures analyzes and displays patient treatment information when and where it is needed in real time at the point of care and provides users with access to cancer treatment guidelines decision support tools clinical trials screening and more He served as the President of the Algerian American Association of Northern California from 2002 2004 Currently Dr Chikhoune is the President CEO of the US Algeria Business Council USABC a private independent nonprofit business association working to promote trade between Algeria and the United States The main activities of the USABC include hosting events featuring key US and Algerian trade officials leading trade delegations and organizing sector specific symposia bringing together businessmen government decision makers media figures and experts The USABC and the US Department of State hosted the first US Maghreb Entrepreneurship Conference

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  • Algerian American Foundation - About Algerian American Foundation
    2003 Zemmouri Boumerdes earthquakes Such earthquakes cause a large number of fatalities and casualties damage or destroy a large number of buildings and cause extensive damage to lifelines such as roads railroads port facilities pipelines water and wastewater infrastructure electrical power and telecommunications networks etc resulting in substantial social and economic losses Read more THE EMERGENCE OF A PARTNERSHIP AAF CDTA Coordinated by AAF a number of scientists engineers and other professionals established in the United States on one side and their counterparts at the Centre de Développement des Technologies Avancées CDTA http www cdta dz based in Algeria have agreed to work together and develop a long term sustainable partnership The goal of this AAF CDTA partnership is To launch develop promote and sustain scientific and technological collaborations between institutions in the USA and the CDTA in Algeria Read more THE CANCER GROUP In the past three years the AAF s Health group had direct contact with its counterparts in Algeria several times including a short presentation to the previous minister of Health during his visit in Washington DC as well as in Algeria in December 2011 and 2012 then in July 2012 During a workshop held in Algiers

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  • Algerian American Foundation - Himed Kherbache, Physician
    Donate to AAF Relevant Info Contact AAF AAF DISATER RISK MANAGEMENT GROUP Algeria has experienced a number of destructive earthquakes most notably the 1980 El Asnam Chlef 1989 Tipasa Chenoua and 2003 Zemmouri Boumerdes earthquakes Such earthquakes cause a large number of fatalities and casualties damage or destroy a large number of buildings and cause extensive damage to lifelines such as roads railroads port facilities pipelines water and wastewater infrastructure electrical power and telecommunications networks etc resulting in substantial social and economic losses Reducing the risk of future earthquake losses requires implementing a sustained comprehensive disaster risk management program that reduces the vulnerability of the built environment through sound design construction and land use practices upgrades the earthquake resiliency of existing essential buildings and critical facilities puts in place policies and procedures that limit the possibility of sub standard construction and infrastructure being produced and enhances the disaster response through adequate preparedness Algeria is also exposed to other natural hazards e g floods and to technological hazards e g oil spills In December 2010 and September 2011 members of the AAF Disaster Risk Management Group met with their counterparts in Algeria to discuss possible cooperative projects Six projects were identified as essential Detailed proposals specifying the objectives the scope the methodology the research team the schedule and the required resources for the six projects were prepared discussed agreed upon and submitted for consideration and possible funding by the Algerian Direction Générale de la Recherche Scientifique et du Dévelopment Technologique 1 Seismic Hazard Map 2 Evaluation of the Algerian Earthquake Resistant Design Code RPA 3 Confined Masonry and Reinforced Masonry 4 Conferences on Risk Management 5 Certification Program the American Concrete Institute ACI 6 Master Plan of Algiers At this time the AAF Disaster Risk Management Group is comprised of the

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  • Algerian American Foundation - Himed Kherbache, Physician
    Relevant Info Contact AAF THE EMERGENCE OF A PARTNERSHIP AAF CDTA Coordinated by AAF a number of scientists engineers and other professionals established in the United States on one side and their counterparts at the Centre de Développement des Technologies Avancées CDTA http www cdta dz based in Algeria have agreed to work together and develop a long term sustainable partnership The goal of this AAF CDTA partnership is To launch develop promote and sustain scientific and technological collaborations between institutions in the USA and the CDTA in Algeria Through a transparent process of exchange of ideas shared oversight and strategic planning it is planned to address scientific and technological themes of mutual interest The scientists established in the U S have expressed keen interest in developing this partnership while the CDTA scientists and decision makers have shown a strong desire to build fruitful and strategic collaborations It is recognized that this is an ambitious inspiring and stimulating undertaking that requires a strong commitment from both parties and a clear understanding of the role s of each participant After discussions between members of AAF CDTA Group several mixed CDTA US subgroups have been identified and created and their efforts are

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