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                          "Mo’ez Al-Islam" Ezzat Mahmood Faris    

 

Personal Information

Place/Date of Birth: Kuwait/March 31, 1976.

Nationality: Jordanian.

Languages:     Reading             Writing                 Conversation

Arabic            Excellent            Excellent              Excellent

(Arabic Language Profficiency Certificate, Language Center , The University of Jordan , Sept.,10,2002.)

English           Excellent            Excellent              Fair 

(TOEFL: 230 on C.B.T. / 573 on P.P.T, Jan.,2,2002)

Marital status: Married (with three daughters).

Address: Petra University , Faculty of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, Department of Nutrition,

Airport Street, Amman , Jordan , P.O Box 963143 , Fax 0096265715570.

Phone:  Work:+962-6-5715546/333, Fax: +96265715570, Mobile : +962796678954

E-mail: moezf@uop.edu.jo,  moezfaris@hotmail.com.   

 

Academic Qualifications

Third University Degree:  Ph.D. in Nutrition and Food Technology/Human Nutrition.

           2004-2008               Department of Nutrition and Food Technology,Faculty of Graduate   

                                  Studies, University    of Jordan ,with rating of 3.50 out of 4.0 (Very Good).

                                  Dissertation: “Nutraceutical Effect of Lentils (Lens culinaris, L.) In  

                                 Fischer 344 Rats with Azoxymethane-Induced Colorectal Cancer”.

 

Second University Degree: M.Sc. in Nutrition and Food Technology/Human Nutrition,

1998-2000                       Department of Nutrition and Food Technology,Faculty of Graduate   

                                   Studies, University    of Jordan ,with rating of 3.70 out of 4.0 (Excellent).

                                   Thesis title : “Study of the Effect of Using Different Levels of Tahinah        

                                   on the Protein Quality of Chickpea Dip”.

 

First University Degree:    B.Sc. in Nutrition and Food Technology, Department of Nutrition and Food

 1994-1998                 Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jordan ,with rating of

                                            3.11 out of 4.0 (V.good).

 

1994                                               Jordanian General Secondary School Education Certificate/Scientific stream, with      

                                   86.9% average.

Professional Experience

 

1/5/2009 till now             Assisstant professor, Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Pharmacy and Medical  

                                         Sciences, Petra University , Amman , Jordan .

 

1/9/2002-1/5/2009              Full-time lecturer, Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Pharmacy and Medical  

                                         Sciences, Petra University , Amman , Jordan .

 

1/4-1/9/2002                     Food Safety Officer,Deptartment of Food Safety,Environment Authority, Aqaba 

                                         Special Economic Zone Authority(ASEZA), Aqaba , Jordan .

 

20/10/2001 to 17/1/2002  Quality Control Manager at Hamada Restaurants Co.. Responsibilities included

                                         applying and monitoring Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)

                                         system and ISO 9002.

 

1/4-1/10/2001                   Research Assisstant at the at the Department of Nutriton and Food

                                         Technology, Faculty of agriculture, University of Jordan . Reseaech

                                         intitled “Study of the Nutritional Status in the North Jordanian Badya.

 

15/12/2000 –15/2/2001    Training at the Nutrition and Health Education Clinic /Islamic Hospital

                                         in Amman .

 

2-23/11/2000                    Training at the Department of Nutrition/ Islamic Hospital in Amman .

 

 

7/1999-2/2000              Gaduate assistant at the Department  of Nutrition and Food Technology,

                                     Faculty of  Agriculture, University of Jordan .

 

10/1998-8/1999            Research assistant  at the Department of Nutrition and Food Technology,

                                     University of Jordan.The research was entitled : ”Nutritional status of zinc

                                     and selenium in a sample of Jordanian children with chronic diarrhea “.

 

7-8/1997                       Training at the Jordan Company for Dairy Production/Zarqa.

 

Workshops and Training Courses Attended:

 

10-17/8/2008            "SPSS Statistical Analaysis Program". Internet and Computer Club,

                                 Deanship of Student Affairs , University of Jordan . 

 

10-12/11/2007          "Scientific Writing in Health Sciences and Nutrition". Arabic Center for Nutrition.

                                  Bahrain Center for Research and Studies. Manama , Bahrain . Speaker: Dr Abdul

                                 Rahman Musaiger.

 

20-21/8/2007            "New Trends in Human Nutrition". Jordan Environment Society. Speaker:

                                 Dr Abdul Rahman Musaiger, Bahrain . Held in Royal Scientific Society, Amman .

 

25-27/7/2002            "Neuro Liguistic Programming (NLP)", organized by:

                                  Management  Solutions for Training and Consultations , Amman , Jordan . Speaker:

                                  Dr Najeeb Al-Refaei/Kuwait.

 

9/3/2002                    “Wild Plants and Herbs:Nutritional and Medical Uses”,organized by the Agricultural

                                   Engineers Association. Speaker: Prof. Hamed Takriru , Jordan .

 

20/11/2001-6/1/2002  "Preparation course for  the TOEFL Exam", held at the Modern Language

                                    Center (MLC), Amman . Speaker: Mr Hussein Mneizel.

 

28/4/2001                   “Nutrition of Pregnant and Lactating Woman”, organized by the

                                    Agricultural Engineers Association. Speaker: Prof.Naji Abu-Rmeileh/Jordan.

 

15/1/2001                  “Child and Infant Nutrition”, organized by  the Agricultural Engineers Association.

                                  Speaker: Prof.Naji Abu-Rmeileh/Jordan.

 

14/10-15/11/2000     "Comprehensive Training Course in Computer Skills" , organized by the    

                                  Agricultural Engineers Association and included Windows, Word,

                                 PowerPoint, Excel and Internet.

 

28/10/2000               “Enteral Nutrition Therapy (ENT)”, organized by the Agricultural Engineers

                                 Association. Speaker: Prof.Naji Abu-Rmeileh/Jordan.                                    

 

26-30/6/0999         "Principles of Health and Nutrition Extension and Education, organized by the

                                 Arabic Nutrition Society (ANS) and the Department of Nutrition and Food Technology,

                              University of Jordan . Speaker: Dr Abdul Rahman Musaiger.

Awards and Honorships

 

28/6/2009      "Honorship of Excellence in Scientific Research for PhD Dissertations/Scienctific

                      Colleges". Awareded by "Faculty of Graduate Studies, The University of Jordn".

Candidate for:

                      -  Young Scientist Award at the International Scientific Conference on Nutraceuticals and    

                         Functional Foods "FOOD AND FUNCTION 2009", which was held during June 9th – 11th,

                         2009 in Žilina, Slovakia .

-          Excellent Student Award/PhD students. Organized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research , Jordan .

 

 

Research and Creative Activities

Published research articles:

-    Faris, M.A.I.E., Takruri, H.R., Shomaf, M.S. and Bustanji,Y.K. (2009), Chemopreventive effect of lentils (Lens culinaris,L.) and soybeans (Glycine max) against azoxymethane-induced aberrant crypt foci.

 Nutrition Research, 29: 355–362 (IF=0.683)

 

- Faris, M.A.I.E. and Takruri, H.R. (2003), Study of the Effect of Using Different Levels of Tahinah on the Protein Digestibility-Corrected Amino Acid  Score (PDCAAS) of Chickpea Dip. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture,83(1), 7-12.

 

-Takruri, H.R. and Faris, M.A.I.E. (2003), Study of the Effect of Using Different Levels of Tahinah on the Protein Quality of Chickpea Dip. The Arab Journal for Food and Nutrition,4(8),37-48. Bahrain.(In Arabic).

 

Research Articles Under Publication (Derived from Ph.D. Dissertation):

-    "Lentils (Lens culinaris,L.) as a Nutraceutical Functional Food", A Review. Submitted for:

 "Food Research International" journal, Canada .

-    Inhibitory Effect of Lentils (Lens culinaris,L.) Against Azoxymethane-Induced Colorectal Tumors

 in Fischer 344 Rats. To be submitted for:"Carcinogenesis" journal.

 

Scientific Articles for Publics (in Arabic):.

-    Lentils (Lens culinaris,L.): Regular food and irregulr benefits. Magazine of Al-Muzarea Al-Arabi ,Vol.35,2009, Jordan ).

 

      -   Pomegranate: Food and a Remedy. Magazine of Al-Muhandis Az- Ziraie ,Vol.85,2008).

 

-    Olive Oil: Nutritional Value and Health Implications. Nutrition and Health,

    Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , Vol.56, 2008).

 

- Biochemcial and Physiological Changes during Ramadan Fasting. Magazine of Al- Muhandis Az-

   Ziraie,Vol. 84, 2007, Jordan).

 

-    Yoghurt: Reservoir of Benificial Bacteria. Nutrition and Health , Vol.52, 2007,

     Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ,).

 

-    Molokhya: between People and Science. Magazine of Al-Muzarea Al-Arabi ,Vol.29,2007, Jordan ).

 

-    The Role of Fruits and Vegetables in the Prevention of Cancer. Nutrition and Health,

    Vol.51, 2006, Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ).

 

-    Functional Foods: Definition, Sources and Importance. Magazine of Al-Muhandis Az-Ziraie ,Vol.82, 2006, Jordan ).

 

- The Nutritional Value and Health Implications of Black Seeds (Nigella sativa). Magazine of Al-

   Muzarea Al-Arabi ,Vol.27,2006, Jordan).

 

- Nutritional Facts about Chickpea Dip.Magazine of Al-Muzarea Al-Arabi,Vol.25, 2005, Jordan ).

 

-    Food and Nutrition Signs in The Holy Quran and Prophetic Sunnah. Magazine of Al-Muhandis

 Az-Ziraie ,Vol.79,2005, Jordan ).

 

-    Food from a Qura'nic point of view.

- Article under publication:  Food and Nutrition in Islam.

 (Articles are available through Internet web sites www.khayma.com/tagthia/food, and www.acnut.com )

 

 

 

 

 

Editing and Reviewing Books

- Participation in reviewing and editing The “Comprehensive Dictionary of Terms of Nutrition and Food Sciences”, by Dr. Hamed Takruri, Dr.Mohammad Humeid,Dr. Salma Tukan,  Department of Nutrition, University of Jordan, First edition, 2003, Dar Al-Shorok  for  Publishing and Distribution, Amman, Jordan.

 

-    Participation in reviewing and editing  the text book “Selected Case Studies in Clinical Nutrition.”, by Dr. Hamed Takruri, Dr.Reema Tayyem, 2nd edition, 2008. Dar Al-Manahej  for  Publishing and Distribution, Amman , Jordan .

 

- Authoring Books/Chapetrs in Books: 

-Authoring two chapters (single author) in the "Arabic Encyclopedia of Food and Nutrtion",  published by " Arabic Center for Nutrition/Bahrain Center for Research and Studies. Manama , Bahrain . Editor: Dr Abdul  Rahman Musaiger. Chapter titles: "Food in the Holy Quran", pp: 654-691, and "Biochemical and Physiological Changes   during Ramadan Fasting",pp: 694-724.

 

Oral Presentation in Conferences, Seminars, Workshops and Training Courses:

 

Trainig Courses:

2002-2009         I have presented, as a single speaker, in 20 training courses in:”Diet Planning

                       and Food Analysis Using Nutritoin Software ESHA, 2001”. Organized by Continueus

                      Training Center (CTC),  Association  of  Agricultural Engineers, Amman , Jordan .  

Conferences: 

9-11 June, 2009 International Scientific Conference on Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods "FOOD

                        AND FUNCTION 2009", held in Žilina, Slovakia . Title:" Nutraceutical Effect of Lentils

                     (Lens culinaris, L.) in Fischer 344 Rats with Azoxymethane-Induced Colorectal Cancer"

 

17-19 Feb. 2008 "The 1st  International Conference in Prophetic Medicine", Abha Private Hospital ,

                              Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia . Title:"Biochemical and Physiological Changes during

                           Ramadan Fasting".

 

25-28 Nov. 2006  "The 8th Global Conference of the International Commission on Scientific Signs in

                              Qura'n and Sunna"  affiliated to the Muslim World League. Title: "Bioenergetics of   

                              Ramadan Fasting and the Rationale of Prohibition of Contiuied Fasting".

 

11-12 July 2001   "The 1st  Jordanian Conference for Food and Nutrition", University of Jordan ,

                             Department of Nutrition and Food Technology . Title:"Study of Effect of Using Different

                             Levels of Tahinah on the Protein Digestibility-Corrected  Amino Acid Score

                             (PDCAAS) of Chickpea  Dip".

 

24-26 April 2001  "The 4th Agricultural Scientific Conference", Jarash Private University/Jordan. Title:

                           Study of the Effect of Using Different Levels of Tahinah on the Protein Quality of

                           Chickpea Dip”.

Workshops:  

30/5/2009            "Nutritonal Management in Hospitals: between the Theory and the Practice", organized

                          by the Association of Agricultural Engineers, and Deprtment of Nutrition, Prince Basma

                         Educational Hospital, Irbid , Jordan . Title of presentation:"Role of Nutrition in Cancer

                         Prevention".

 

11/7/2008         "Milk and Human Nutrition", organized by the Association of Agricultural Engineers,

                          Amman , Jordan . Title of presentation:"The Scinetific Sign in the Milk Ayah".

 

21/7/2007          "Food and Cancer", organized by the Association of Agricultural Engineers,

                           Amman , Jordan . Title of presentation:"The Role of Fruits and Vegenbles in Cancer

                           Prevention".

 

1/6/2005              "Ramadan Fasting and Health", organized by the Association of Agricultural Engineers,

                               Amman , Jordan . Title of presentation:"Biochemical and Physiological Changes during

                            Ramadan fasting".

Seminars Delivered during  undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Jordan .

    - April, 1998                    Biochemical Changes during the Fasting of Ramadan.

    - January, 1999                Vitamin E and selenium interactions.

    - February, 1999              Microbial Examination of Protein Quality for Foods.

    - June, 1999                     Selenium and Vitmain E Interaction.                                        

    - July, 1999                      Hyperlipidemia and Diabetes Mellitus.

    - January, 2000                 Protein Requirements and Physical Activity.

    - December, 2004             Postharvest Physiology of Citrus Fruits.

    -April,  2005                    Anticarcinogenic Effect of Common Edible Herbs in Jordan .

    - April, 2005                    Olive Oil as a Funcional Food: Role in Cancer and Diabetes.

    - August, 2005                  Application of Good Manufactirung Practices (GMP) in Frying

    - September, 2005            Isolatio and Identification of Lipases from Saccharomyces seriviceae

    - August, 2005                     Application of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) System in

                                             Juice Production in Jordan .

    - May, 2005                      Fad Diets Used in Weight Maganagemnet and Their Health Implications

   - April, 2006                      Proteolytic Enzymes in Human Digestive System

Academic Courses Taught (In English):

Cources: Community Nutrition, Selected Topics in Nutrition and Dietetics (Functional Foods, Nutrition and Osteoporosis, and Eating Disorders), Principles of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Human Nutrition (1).

 

Practical Laboratories: Lab. of Biology (101& 102, 103), Practical Therapeutic Nutrition Lab. (1& 2),  Food Analysis Lab., Nutritional Assessment Lab., Food Preparation Lab.

Innovations and Participations  in Academic Field: 

-Suggesting a comprehensive description  for a general university  course  entitled: “Nutrition in Our Life”, included course description, course outline, objectives,  and references.

 

-Participation in establishing the Nutritional Assessment Laboratory for Nutritional Assessment course in Petra University , Amman , Jordan .

 

-Assisting in the establishment of Food Preparation Laboratory for Food Preparation course in Petra University , Amman , Jordan .

 

-Assisting in the establishment of Food Analysis Laboratory for Food Analysis course in Petra University , Amman , Jordan .

 

Membership of Professional Organizations

-    Establishing member of the Jordan Society of Food and Nutrition, Amman , Jordan (Under establishing).            

-    Agricultural Engineers Association/Jordan,since 8/1998.

-    Member of admenistration staff for “Division of Nutrition and Hospitals” at the Agricultural Engineers

   Association/Jordan.

-    Memebr of the Editorial Board of the Majazine of Al-Muhandis Az-Ziraie, the Official majazine of the

Agricultural Engineers Association, Jordan.

- Member of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the Agricultural Engineers Association/Jordan

- Accredited Trainer at the Contineous Training center (CTC), Agricultural Engineers Association/Jordan

-    Jordan Society of Scientific Research, since 25/March, 2008.

 

Interests and Activities:

- Reading books in sciences, literature and Islamics.

- Writing articles in nutrition and literature.

- Searching on Internet for scientific and cultural sites.

 

Prospective fields of study interests:  Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals and Organic Foods

-    Nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics for nutrition-related diseases, particularly in the field of

    nutritional oncology.

-    The anticacinogenic effect of edible plant herbs in Jordan and of the Mediterranean Countries..

-    The role of olive oil in cancer prevention and alleviation of glucose intolerance and insulin resistance.

-    The phytochmicals of common plant foods and their health iplications.

 

 

References:                 

 

- Dr.Hamed R. Takruri, Prof. of Human Nutrition, Department of Nutrition and Food Technology, Faculty of    

  Agriculture, University of Jordan (Supervisor of the M.Sc. and PhD Theses).

   E-mail: htakruri@ju.edu.jo, Phone No.:+962-6-5355000/22410.

 

-  Dr Nawak Bakir, Assiss. Prof. Biology. Head of Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Pharmacy and

 Medical Scineces, Petra University , Amman , Jordan .

E-mail: nbakir@uop.edu.jo , Phone:+962-6-5715546/338.

 

- Dr.Ahmad M. Faqih, Prof. of Nutrition, Department of Nutrition and Food Technology,

  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jordan .

  E-mail: faqiham@ju.edu.jo, Phone No.:+962-6-5355000/22406.

 

- Dr.Mousa N.Ahmad, Associate Prof. of Human Nutrition, Department of Nutrition and Food Technology,   

   Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jordan .

   Email: mosnuman@ju.edu.jo ,  Phone No.:+962-6-5355000/22412.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

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