Spotlight on new faculty - Ghada Soliman, M.D., Ph.D.

February 06, 2013

Ghada Soliman, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor, health promotion, social, and behavioral health, College of Public Health, is among the many new faculty members at UNMC.

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Ghada Soliman, M.D., Ph.D.
Name: Ghada Soliman, M.D., Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor, Health Promotion, Social, and Behavioral Health, College of Public Health

Interests: Dr. Soliman's translational research is focused on obesity, and related metabolic disorders, as well as the impact of micronutrient deficiencies among individuals, across populations and globally.

Her basic research focuses on a nutrient-sensing protein termed the mammalian Target of Rapamycin (mTOR), as a master regulator of metabolism, cell growth and proliferation.

Degrees: M.D. Cairo University Medical School, Cairo, Egypt 1987; Ph.D. in nutritional sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz., 1994; Postdoctoral Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Waco, Texas, Children's Nutrition Research Center, and Atherosclerosis and Vascular Biology, 1996-2002.

Previous positions: Assistant professor, Dietetics and Human Nutrition, College of Education and Human Development, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo - 2009 - 2012.

Memberships:

  • American Society on Nutritional Sciences
  • American Diabetes Association, Member
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Metabolomics Society
  • Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group
  • Research in Dietetics Practice Group
  • Dietetics Practice Group, Nutrition Educators of Health Professional,
  • Michigan Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Ad hoc Reviewer, Journal of Nutrition, Obesity Research, Kidney International, Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Arthritis Research and Therapy, Gene, Lipids, and Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology.