Assis. Prof. Dr. Reza Ebrahimi Hariry
I am currently employed as an Assistant Professor at Girne American University's Faculty of Pharmacy, where I serve as the Head of the Department of Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology, and Digital Health. My responsibilities in this position include overseeing the academic programs and courses offered by the department, developing and implementing new curricula, and ensuring the department's smooth functioning. Additionally, I teach undergraduate and graduate courses on pharmacology, clinical pharmacology, and digital health, with a commitment to providing students with high-quality education and equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills for success in their careers.
My expertise in digital health, artificial intelligence, and blockchain technology is reflected in my strong research and educational background in these fields. As the director of the Smart Engineering & Health Systems research group, I have contributed significantly to the field of pharmaceutical science and clinical research, including introducing the concept of "Pharma 4.0" as an adapted version of Industry 4.0.
In addition to my teaching and administrative duties, I am actively involved in research and have published several research articles and papers. I regularly present my findings at academic events and am particularly interested in drug discovery development and the use of digital technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain technology in the healthcare industry.
My work in the field of digital health focuses on exploring the ways in which technology and digital platforms can be utilized to enhance healthcare outcomes. This includes the development and implementation of digital health solutions throughout the drug discovery and clinical settings. I am particularly interested in utilizing digital health technologies to improve patient outcomes and increase access to healthcare services.
The incorporation of new digital technologies in medical and pharmaceutical science
My guiding principle is a patient-centric approach. I am committed to ensuring that any technologies I work with prioritize patient well-being, safety, and equitable access to high-quality healthcare.
I have always been captivated by the limitless potential at the intersection of digital technologies and medical science. With a strong educational background and a deep passion for this field, I am committed to contributing to the advancement of healthcare through innovative technological solutions. My unwavering passion for bridging the gap between digital technologies and medical science is rooted in my belief that we have the power to transform healthcare for the better. This fusion of technology and medicine represents a dynamic frontier where lives can be improved, and I am driven by the profound impact it can have on individuals and communities. I am actively interested in engaging with policymakers to advocate for policies that support responsible and beneficial technology use in healthcare. My awareness of regulatory and ethical considerations ensures that I approach this field with a strong ethical foundation.
My strengths lie in artificial intelligence and digitalization in pharmaceutical medicine. These qualities have proven invaluable in facilitating collaboration between multidisciplinary teams and finding effective solutions to complex healthcare challenges. My motivation stems from the belief that technology can revolutionize healthcare by improving patient care, enhancing healthcare outcomes, and advancing medical research. In the long term, I envision myself a pioneering innovative healthcare technology solutions and advocating for patient-centric care. I am committed to building and nurturing a strong network of professionals across various disciplines, fostering collaboration and innovation. I believe that the most promising advancements occur at the intersection of different fields, and I am dedicated to bridging those gaps.
Teaching and leadership experiences
I am responsible for teaching courses in pharmacology and digital health technology, conducting research in these areas, and managing the department's operations.
As the course leader of pharmacology and digital health technology, I am responsible for developing and delivering high-quality courses that meet the needs of our students and are in line with current industry trends. In addition to teaching must-have courses such as pharmacology, clinical pharmacy, and pharmacotherapy, I have designed some optional modules that address emerging topics in pharmaceutical sciences, such as computer applications and AI in pharmaceutical sciences and healthcare.
Responsible for teaching courses in pharmacology and digital health technology, conducting research in these areas, and managing the department's operations.
Developed and delivered high-quality courses that meet the needs of students and are in line with current industry trends, including pharmacology, clinical pharmacy, pharmacotherapy, and computer applications and AI in pharmaceutical sciences and healthcare.
Supervised thesis for Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) students and graduation projects for Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) students, ensuring adherence to ethical and professional standards and helping students develop their research skills.
As part of my role as an academic, I am responsible for supervising thesis for Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) students, as well as graduation projects for Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) students. This involves working closely with students to guide and support them through their research projects, providing feedback and advice on their work, and helping them to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct high-quality research. I also work to ensure that students adhere to ethical and professional standards in their research, and that their projects are of a high standard and meet the requirements for graduation. Through my work as a supervisor, I aim to help students develop their research skills and prepare them for success in their future careers
Course Leader of Pharmacology for MSc/MPharm degree
Course Leader of Digitalization of Health Technologies for BS/BPharm degree
Module Leader of Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacy, and Pharmacotherapy Course
Designer of Optional Courses of Computer Applications and AI in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharma 4.0, and Simulations in Biosciences