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 Dirna Mayasari

Dirna Mayasari

Dirna Mayasari is a former Global Health Certificate recipient. At UCLA Mayasari focused on Global Health and Emergency Public Health and Disaster. She received her undergraduate degree in Medicine at Syiah Kuala University in Indonesia. Her research interests include maternal and child health as well as reproductive health in displaced population. An interesting fact about Dirna is she that she loves elderly people and loves hearing their stories.


Dr. Anwar Al-Awadhi

Dr. Anwar Al-Awadhi

Dr. Anwar Al-Awadhi currently chairs the emergency medicine department at Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital-State of Kuwait. He also chairs the examination committee of the Kuwait Board of Emergency Medicine (KBEM) at the Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS). He maintains his international position at the Center for Disaster Medical Sciences (CDMS) at the University of California Irvine, where he completed his fellowship in International EMS/Disaster Medical Sciences. Anwar holds a strong interest in global health, emergency medicine and international disaster mitigation, preparedness, mass casualty response, management and recovery, quality improvement, medical education and training, and health care access inequalities. Anwar was involved in the Large Scale Emergency Readiness (LaSER) Project at the NYU Center for Catastrophe, Preparedness, and Response. Through his work at the Center for Disaster Medical Sciences at UCIMC, which he has collaborated with his supervisors to establish, he seeks to standardize global disaster, emergency and humanitarian education, training, deployment and responses to disaster scenarios at the global arena. He also devotes time to establish emergency medicine and disaster/emergency medical services training, education, credentialing and certification in Kuwait. Anwar obtained his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin. After working for the Ministry of Health in Kuwait, he moved to the United States to pursue clinical training in emergency medicine. Anwar completed his training at the New York University / Bellevue Residency Program in Emergency Medicine, and is presently a diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). He then pursued subspecialty training in International Disaster Medical Sciences/EMS at the University of California Irvine where he served as a Fellow. During his time in California, he also obtained a Master of Public Health degree and a Global Health Certificate at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).


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