Dr. Barbara Maxwell

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Dr. Barbara Maxwell is Associate Dean & Executive Director of the Interprofessional Practice and Education Center at Indiana University. She is a professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at IU School of Medicine and adjunct Professor of Physical Therapy in the School of Health & Human Science.

Dr. Maxwell has been involved in interprofessional education and collaborative practice since the late 1980’s when she was involved with interprofessional teams in cardiac rehabilitation, and with rapid response community teams for individuals recovering from a stroke. She has worked in this field in the US, Europe, and Asia, and is active in the Interprofessional world both nationally and internationally.

She is a member of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC) and serves as the AIHC representative to Interprofessional.Global: The Global Confederation for Interprofessional Practice and Education. She has served on the Council of the National Academies of Practice and was the inaugural chair of the Physical Therapy Academy.

She is an a member of InterprofessionalResearch.Global, an international collaborative organization focused on bringing together experts in the field to advance interprofessional practice, research, and theory generation, at the global level.

 

Biography:

Professor Asmaa Al-Thani is the Vice President of Medical and Health Sciences, the Director of the Biomedical Research Center (BRC) and a Professor of Virology at the Biomedical Sciences Department, Qatar University.  Professor Althani is also an Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar.

Professor Al-Thani’s portfolio articulates a record of accomplishments in establishing the academic and research infrastructure for health and medical sciences at Qatar University, pertaining her roles as the Founding Dean of the College of Health Sciences (2016) and the Founding Director of BRC (2014).  Professor Al-Thani has an active role in national landscape of medical research through serving as the Vice Chairperson of the Qatar Biobank Board, Chairperson of the National Qatar Genome Committee and establishing National Reference laboratory-COVID19 Unit.  In addition, she is the founding chair for the Empower Generation Consortium (EGC), which comprises several projects that enhance the national capacities in health and medical sciences.

Professor Al-Thani has a leading research portfolio, with over than 120 published papers in peer-reviewed international journals and around 34 internal and external research grants and 2 patents.  She is a reviewer for several scientific journals and conferences, and currently a member of the American society for Microbiology.

Her accomplishments have been recognized through several awards, including the Astrolabi Award from WCMC-Q (2020), QS- Reimagine Oscar in Education, gold in Life Sciences and the silver in best university-employer relationship for the years 2018-2020.   She also received the State Encouraging Award in the Medical Sciences and Nursing (2017), Sheikh Hummaid Bin Rashid Award for Culture and Sciences (2006), Al-Jasra Cultural Club –Qatar (2008), Qatar University Outstanding Faculty Service Award (2012), the College of Arts and Sciences Research Award (2012) and the Arab Paediatric Medical Research Award (2015).