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<br /> Spring 2010 Vol. VIII, No. 3<br /> MainGate<br /> American University of Beirut Quarterly Magazine<br /> Views from Campus<br /> MainGate Connections<br /> Alumni Profile<br /> Reflections<br /> Alumni Happenings<br /> Class Notes<br /> In Memoriam<br /> Departments:<br /> Letters 2<br /> Inside the Gate<br /> Carlos Slim means business; AUB at 1000 feet; R&D to manipulate mosquitos; 4<br /> the train of change at AUBMC.<br /> Reviews<br /> Beyond Bliss Street<br /> No Regrets: How to move a school under fire—piece by piece— 46<br /> and start again at the old Royal Air Force Camp in Sharjah.<br /> The Heart of Chicago: Dr. Bechara Choucair (BS '93, MD '97), takes on 48<br /> more than 2.8 million new patients as Chicago's new health commissioner.<br /> Extra Mile: Dr. Mona Haidar (BS '98, MD '03) goes from Beirut to Lesotho to<br /> Harvard and back <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=1"> Spring 2010 Vol. VIII, No. 3</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=2"> MainGate American University of Beirut Quarterly </a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=3"> Rx for tomorrow MainGate Spring 2010 </a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=4"> from the president Dear Alumni and Fri</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=5"> from/to the editor I’ve landed at the AUB </a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=6"> Viewfinder The AUB campus at 1000 feet: a bir</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=7"> 5</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=8"> Off the shelves: best sellers at the AUB bookst</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=9"> “Education, education, education is the ma</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=10"> From the Faculties FAS Life in the Fast Lane Sp</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=11"> Poetic Thoughts At the “First University Poetry E</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=12"> New Hope Commenting on a new method of bone </a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=13"> REP Better News Although Magda Abu-Fadil does no</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=14"> noise level in Hamra and compare it to the int</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=15"> Student News </a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=16"> University, FHS Dean Iman Nuwayhid on childre</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=17"> R&D Nametag: Hassan Yassine, PhD Cell and Molecu</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=18"> Bonjour, jarayid? Over 60 years, the ladies </a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=19"> More expensive clothing items hang just above the</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=20"> Q&A Dr. Mohamed Sayegh (MD ’84) joined AUB on Jul</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=21"> care, which includes all aspects of patients</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=22"> CLINCS PARK X-RAYS LABS EXIT The Problem Sol</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=23"> Bringing patients back “We know that people trus</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=24"> time and some persuasion to convince them to embr</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=25"> These simulated hands allow the user to practice </a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=26"> patient herself. “Maternity involves private part</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=27"> </a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=28"> Few medical students can say that they’ve helped </a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=29"> electives at Columbia through this prestigious in</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=30"> While perhaps still slightly surprised a</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=31"> year when she was left alone for the first time t</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=32"> Photo essay: A very close look at the beauty behi</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=33"> Top: Luciferase imaging of leukemic mice treate</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=34"> Identifying the genes that cause CHD Fadi Bitar</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=35"> Using an ABI 3100 Genetic Analyzer that AUBMC pur</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=36"> More surprisingly, we discovered that just adding</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=37"> Top: Normal Cells; CLN3 protein (green), Galcer (</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=38"> Concurrently, in association with many colleagues</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=39"> Top: Starting from the same cells (bone marrow de</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=40"> Although there are treatments that can alleviate </a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=41"> Top: Sonic hedghog (green) expression in the </a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=42"> Tumor progression in childhood cancers Raya Saa</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=43"> We are investigating the mechanisms that allow th</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=44"> Human(e) Research Associate Dean for Clinical R</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=45"> Future Physicians Photography © AUB Photography </a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=46"> Since he started biology at AUB, Tannou</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=47"> </a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=48"> Beyond Bliss Street maingate connections No Reg</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=49"> Beyond Bliss Street maingate connections Dance</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=50"> Beyond Bliss Street alumni profile </a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=51"> Beyond Bliss Street He spent his fourth year </a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=52"> Beyond Bliss Street alumni profile Dr. Mona</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=53"> Beyond Bliss Street alumni profile credits Hai</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=54"> Beyond Bliss Streettime flies Twenty-five year</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=55"> Beyond Bliss Street reflections Mamma Sossy On sh</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=56"> Beyond Bliss Street reflections higher educat</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=57"> Beyond Bliss Street reflections Do you still k</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=58"> –4 0 July2 201 CLASS REUNION 1955 19</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=59"> WAAAUB Celebrating New Year's Eve! Abu Dhabi </a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=60"> Riyadh Abdul Fattah Ghali (BS ’79), President Pe</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=61"> @ WAAAUB </a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=62"> Supporting Students Of Today and Tomorrow 2,668 </a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=63"> Beyond Bliss Street c l a s s n o t e s 1930s </a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=64"> Beyond Bliss Street including</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=65"> Beyond Bliss Street from the University of </a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=66"> Beyond Bliss Street Attention 2010 Reunion clas</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=67"> Beyond Bliss Street organizations. He and his </a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=68"> Ebrahim H. Ghazvini Zadeh (MS</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=69"> Beyond Bliss Street c l a s s n o t e s Found</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=70"> Alumni Sarah Elizabeth Powell (former student) </a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=71"> Last Glance Photo © AUB Photography Department /</a> <a title="MainGate Spring 2010 page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/dc01c0bd?page=72"> Return Address American University of Beirut 3 D</a>