An associate professor and scientist, Dr. Hanan Khalil, has won the L’Oréal-UNESCO fellowship based on her project on the association between magnesium levels and mental and body well-being in community- dwelling adults and people with neurodegenerative disease. Dr. Khalil is an associate professor in neurological rehabilitation and neurosciences in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan.
The L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science initiative is a collaborative initiative between L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) aims to recognize and support highly accomplished women researchers. The main aim of this initiative is to encourage more young women to enter the profession and to assist them once their careers are in progress. This year, 6 fellows have received the L’Oréal-UNESCO fellowship on October 10th at the Ecole Supérieure des Affaires, Beirut
“Despite the many challenges, Arab women have made their mark in scientific research and innovation in almost all scientific specialties and areas” Dr. Hanan Stated. “I thank my family for their unlimited support, I thank Jordan, and my university; Jordan University of Science & Technology and the project research team”. “All thanks are due to the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science initiative for granting me this fellowship. No doubt this fellowship is one of the most important programs in the Arab World to empower women in scientific research and innovation.” “Getting this fellowship not only makes me proud of my achievement, but makes me feel more enthusiastic and responsible to do more and more in the area of science and scientific research.”