Anthony P. Breitbach

Dr. Anthony Breitbach is a Professor, Certified Athletic Trainer and Vice Dean in the Doisy College of Health Sciences at Saint Louis University after serving as Director of the Athletic Training Program for 15 years.He is highly engaged in scholarship, teaching and service around Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice.Dr. Breitbach has served on the Executive Committee of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC); helps lead Communication working groups for Interprofessional.Global and Interprofessional Research.Global; as well asserving on the International Committee of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and the Academic Institutions Committee of the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy (WFATT). He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Interprofessional Care; Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Public Health Education and Promotion; and serves on the Scientific Committee for All Together Better Health XI in Doha, Qatar. In 2023, he was honored with theSayers “Bud” Miller Distinguished Educator Award by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. He is a Distinguished Fellowand serves as President-Electof the National Academies of Practice (NAP) after serving asthe inaugural Chair of the NAP Athletic Training Academy.He is anAssociation of Schools Advancing Health Professions (ASAHP)Fellowand chairs their Interprofessional Committee as well as representing them on Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Core Competencies Revision Work Group.He is President-Elect of the Alpha Eta National Allied Health Honor Society and is a Peer Reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission.


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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).