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Dr. Manal Mahmoud Sami

Dean - Student Affairs & Professor - Pathology

Educational Qualification
  • MD/PhD of Pathology, Jan. 2004, Faculty of Medicine- Suez Canal University (FOM/SCU).  Thesis: "Immunohistochemical study of Retinoblastoma Suppressor Protein, Cyclin D1 and p16 in Urinary Bladder Carcinoma"  
  • Master Degree of Pathology, Oct. 1999, (FOM/SCU). Thesis: "Immunohistochemical study of Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen in Transitional and Squamous Cell Carcinoma" 
  • M.B., B.CH., General Surgery and Medicine, 1992, (FOM/SCU).   
Professional Career
  • Chairperson, Pathology Department, RAK College of Medical Sciences, March 2019-Current.
  • Professor, Pathology Department, RAK College of Medical Sciences, September 2015-Current.
  • Associate Professor, Pathology Department, RAK College of Medical Sciences, 2012-2015.
  • Assistant Professor, Pathology Department, RAK College of Medical Sciences, 2007-2012.
  • Founder and Acting Chairperson, Pathology Department, RAK College of Medical Sciences, 2007-2008.
  • Associate Professor, Pathology Department, FOMSCU, 2009-2019.
  • Assistant Professor, Pathology Department, FOMSCU, 2004-2009.
  • Lecturer, Pathology Department, FOMSCU, 1999-2004.
  • Demonstrator, Pathology Department, FOMSCU, 1995-1999.
Teaching
  • Teaching and examining undergraduate medical, dental, nursing and pharmacy students, RAKMHSU, 2007-current.
  • Teaching and examining undergraduate and post-graduate medical, dental, nursing and allied sciences students, FOMSCU, 1995-2007.
  • Facilitator of Faculty development workshops organized by CEDAR, RAKMHSU, 2010-2014. 
  • Module Designer and Director of the Gastrointestinal System & Nutrition Module, 2nd year, MBBS, RAKMHSU, 2012-2022.
  • Module Designer and Coordinator of the Genitourinary System& Endocrine Module, 2nd year, MBBS, RAKMHSU, 2012-2019.
  • Supervision of undergraduate and post-graduate students’  research projects.
Clinical:
  • Consultant, Histopathology, 2004-current.
  • More than 25 years' experience in histopathology, cytology, FNAC and ancillary techniques (e.g. immunohistochemistry, in-situ hybridization, electron microscopy and image analysis)
Administrative:
  • Dean, Student Affairs, RAKMHSU, May 2016- Current.
  • Deputy Dean, Student Affairs, RAKMHSU, Feb 2012- April 2016.
  • Member of RAKMHSU Advisory Board, May 2013-Current.
  • Member of The Executive Council, RAKMHSU, Nov. 2009- Current.
  • Member of RAKMHSU Research and Ethics Committee, April 2013- Current.
  • Member of University Examination Committee, RAKMHSU,                                 Academic year 2007/08, 2019-current.
  • Member of Basic Sciences Curriculum Committee, September 2017- Current
  • Head of Organizing Committee, Annual RAKMHSU Students Scientific Conference, 2010-2022.
  • Head of Health& Safety Committee (COVID-19), 2020/21, 2021/22.
  • Member of RAKMHSU Library Committee, Sep 2011- Current
  • Member of CEDAR, RAKMHSU, 2010- 2014.
  • Member of the Editorial team of "Insights", the RAKMHSU magazine, 2010- 2014.
  • Membership of Professional Bodies and Association:
  • Member of the Egyptian Society of Pathology.
  • Member of the Egyptian Medical Syndicate (Consultant Pathology).
  • Member of Emirates Pathology Society- Emirates Medical Association.
  • Member of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE).
Achievements/ Interests/Publications/Awards
Publications:
  • Neuroprotective effect of levetiracetam in mouse diabetic retinopathy: effect on glucose transporters-1 and GAP-43 expression. Life Sciences, 2019; 232: e116588. 
  • Nucleostemin expression in breast cancer is a marker of more aggressive phenotype and unfavorable patients' outcome. Medicine, 2019; 98 (9): e14744. 
  • Boswellic Acids ameliorate Doxorubicin-induced nephrotoxicity in Mice: A focus on antioxidant and antiapoptotic effects. Egyptian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences (TEBA), 2019; 6(1
  • Immunohistochemical Study of Carbonic Anhydrase IX and Claudin-1 in Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma. The Egyptian Journal of Pathology; 2018; 38 (2). 
  • Antitumor activity of a molecularly imprinted nanopreparation of 5-flurouracil against Ehrlich’s carcinoma solid tumors grown in mice: comparison to free 5-flurouracil. Chemico-Biological Interactions, 2018; 295:52–63
  • Characterization of MEK1 and DIAPH3 expressions in colorectal mucinous and non-mucinous carcinomas with relation to clinicopathological parameters and prognosis. Research in Oncology, 2018; 14(2): 75-82. 
  • Glutamine up-regulates pancreatic sodium-dependent neutral amino acid transporter-2 and mitigates islets apoptosis in diabetic rats. Pharmacological Reports (PHAREP), 2018; 70: 233–242.
  • Immunohistochemical expression of Nucleostemin and p53 in gliomas. The Egyptian Journal of Pathology, 2017; 37 (1):165-170.  
  • Breast cancer profile in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates – a histopathological and immunohistochemical study. Hamdan Medical Journal,2014; 7(1).
  • Impact of blood glucose on serum insulin-like growth factor-I and its liver expression by immunohistochemical method in diabetic rats. The Scientific Journal of Al-Azhar Medical College, Sept, 2008.
  • Prognostic Potential Value of pS2 Immunohistochemical Expression in Invasive Ductal Carcinoma of the Breast. Journal of The Egyptian Society of Pathology, June, 2008.
  • Osteopontin Protein Expression in Prostatic Adenocarcinoma and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Journal of The Egyptian Society of Pathology, December, 2007.
  • Light and Electron Microscopic Study on the Protective Role of Corneal Epithelium against the Effect of UVB Radiation on Rabbit Cornea. The Egyptian Journal of Histology- Organ of The Egyptian Society of Histology and Cytology, Cairo, June, 2007. 
  • Immunohistochemical Expression of High Molecular Weight Cytokeratin and Cytokeratin 20 in Low Grade Superficial (pTa and pT1) Papillary Urothelial Neoplasms of the Urinary Bladder. Journal of The Egyptian Society of Pathology, December, 2006.
  • Collagenase-3 (MMP-13) Expression in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Its Association with Invasive Mode and Clinicopathological Characteristics.  Journal of The Egyptian Society of Pathology, December, 2006.
  • Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Expression as a Prognostic Indicator in Colon Carcinoma. Journal of The Egyptian Society of Pathology, December, 2005.
Medical Education:
  • Faculty attitude toward Interprofessional Education and Learning in Ras Al khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University, United Arab Emirates. World Journal of Medical Sciences, 2018;15 (4): 144-150.
  • Specialty Preferences and Motivating Factors: A National Survey on Medical Students from Five UAE Medical Schools. Education for Health, 2016; 29 (3):164-278. 
  • The influence of barriers on the active sports participations among medical and health sciences students, A cross sectional study from RAKMHSU – Ras Alkhaimah-UAE. International Journal of Applied Research, 2016; 2(8): 99-102.
  • The effect of socio-economic status on the effective students’ participation in physical activity: A cross sectional study from Ras Alkhaimah Medical and Health Sciences University-UAE. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health, 2016;3(2):151-155.
  • The Impact of Physical Activity Participation on the Self-Esteem of the Students. A Cross Sectional Study from RAKMHSU – Ras Alkhaimah-UAE. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health, 2015;2(1): 87-91.
  • The Impact of Physical Activity on the Academic Performance among Medical and Health Sciences Students: A Cross Sectional Study from RAKMHSU -Ras Alkhaimah-UAE. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health, 2015;2(1): 92-95.
Book Publication:
  • "Pearls of Pathology" with MCQs and Essay Questions, Part 1, Paramount (Pvt) Ltd, 2019. ISBN: 978-969-637-385-8
Awards:
  • College Merit List, Class 1992, Faculty of Medicine-Suez Canal University
  • Distinguished performance, academic year 2003/4, Faculty of Medicine-Suez- Canal University
  • International Publication, academic year 2017/18, Faculty of Medicine-Suez- Canal University
  • Research Excellence, academic year 2018/19, Faculty of Medicine-Suez- Canal University 
Conferences/Workshops 
Selected Conference Presentations:
  • The prognostic role of EGFR and HER2 protein and gene expression in urothelial bladder carcinoma.. E-poster presentation at the 2nd World Congress on Genetics and Genetic Disorders, Sweden, May 2019
  • Nucleostemin  immunohistochemical expression is associated with more aggressive phenotypes of invasive breast cancer. E-poster at  the 4th World Congress on Breast Pathology and Cancer Diagnosis, Toronto, Canada, August 2017
  • The Impact of Personality Traits on Medical Sciences Students Performance in the Preclinical Years in Ras Al Khaimah College of Medical Sciences, UAE. Poster presentation at The 1st Middle East Conference on Interprofessional Education. Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar. December 2015.
  • Perception, practices towards research and predictors of research career among Health Sciences University students from Ras Al Khaimah: A cross-sectional study: Oral presentation at The International Conference on Medical Education, Balaclava, Mauritius, 2-6th October 2013.
  • Impact of videos in learning Pathology at RAK Medical & Health Sciences University, Ras Al Khaimah: Poster presentation at The International Conference on Medical Education, Balaclava, Mauritius, 2-6th October 2013.
  • Use of active teaching & learning methods in a Pathology Course –an experience at RAK medical & health Sciences University: Poster presentation at The International Conference on Medical Education, Balaclava, Mauritius, 2-6th October 2013.
  • Collagenase-3 (MMP-13) Expression in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Its Association with Invasive Mode and Clinicopathological Characteristics. Poster presentation at the Third Al-Ain International Meeting ‘Immunoregulation in        Chronic Inflammatory Disorders”, Al-Ain, UAE, 17th-20th March, 2008.
  • Case presentation in the Scientific Meeting of the Egyptian Society of Pathology in Association with the Pathology Department, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt, 5th May, 2005.