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Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, US

- 2002, USPHS grant R01 TW05962, The International Tobacco Health Research and Capacity Building Program (5 years).

- 2003, USPHS grant R21 TW006545, Health, Environment, and Economic (HEED) program (2 years).

- 2006, USPHS grant R03 TW07233, A theoretically based tobacco waterpipe dependence measure; FIRCA (3 years). 


National Institute of Drug Abuse

- 2007, grant R01TW007917-01 under the title ‘Responding to the changing tobacco epidemic in the Eastern Mediterranean Region' top further tobacco control work in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (5 years).


International Cardiovascular Initiative in Developing Countries (IC health).

- 2004, Proposal Development Grant (6 months).

- 2005, SUG grant, developing smoking cessation intervention for waterpipe smokers (2 years).


American Cancer Society and International Union against Cancer.

- 2005, Recognition of Tobacco Control Achievements in Syria Award.


International Development Research Center (Canada)

- 2007, joint project with the American University of Beirut "Determinants and consequences of smoking waterpipe" (3 year).


European Commission (FP7)

- 2009, a collaborative project with several EU and Mediterranean countries for the study of cardiovascular health by the title "MEDiterranean studies of Cardiovascular disease and Hyperglycaemia: Analytical Modelling of Population Socio-economic transitions" (42 months) .


Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences

- Hamdan Award for the Best Medical College/Institute or Centre in the Arab World 2007-2008