Dr. Lama Soubra

Dr. Lama Soubra
Faculty: PharmacyDepartment: Pharmacy PracticePosition: Assistant Dean and Assistant professor of toxicology and risk assessmentOffice Number: 205Phone: 009611300110Ext: 2353E-mail: l.soubra02@bau.edu.lb

Biography

Dr. Soubra received her Pharm.D degree from the Saint Joseph University (Beirut/Lebanon) faculty of pharmacy and her PhD in toxicology and risk assessment from ABIES Doctoral School (Paris V/ France). She has also completed a Post-PhD fellowship in cardiology at the Rafic Hariri University Hospital in Beirut.
Dr. Soubra was appointed as an assistant professor at BAU since 2009. She is currently responsible to develop and teach courses related to pharmacy practice and toxicology. She continually struggles to implement new teaching and assessment methodologies in her courses.
Dr. Soubra has more than 10 years of teaching experience. She also previously worked as a clinical research associate, a community pharmacist and a clinical pharmacist.
Dr. Soubra is an active member of many national professional committees. She received recognitions from the ACCP (2012) and from The OPL (2014) for her significant contributions to the advancement of the profession.
Dr. Soubra's research interests focus on clinical pharmacy practice, the optimization of pharmacotherapy in the institutional and ambulatory settings, and cardiovascular diseases.


Teaching

Teaching Experience

1.Spring 2009- till present: full time assistant professor teaching toxicology, therapeutics and clinical pharmacy courses.
2.Course coordinator for experiential clinical courses since 2010.
3.2006- fall 2009: Part time lecturer at the Lebanese International University teaching toxicology, therapeutics and clinical pharmacokinetics courses.

Teaching Expertise:
1.Pharmacotherapy of CNS disorders, cardiovascular disorders, and gastrointestinal disorders.
2.Toxicology and Clinical toxicology.
3. Pharmacokinetics.

2015-16 courses

Research Interest and Recent publications

Research Interest:
1. Optimization of pharmacotherapy of patients with cardiovascular diseases
2. Clinical Toxicology and Risk Assessment.
3. Pharmacology of cardiovascular and Anti-inflammatory drugs.

Recent Publications:
1."Variables associated with stress ulcer prophylaxis misuse". I. Issa, O. Soubra, H. Nakkash and L. Soubra. Digestive diseases and sciences, 2012; 57(10): 2633-41, DOI: 10.1007/s10620-012-2104-9.

2."Drug interaction between Azithromycin and Diltiazem may cause a QTc interval prolongation: a case report" L. Soubra, A. Mroueh, S. Kabbani. International Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 2014; 3(1): 242-6. DOI:10.5455/23192003.ijbcp20140244

3.“Spectrum and patterns of antimicrobial resistance of uropathogens isolated from a sample of hospitalised Lebanese patients with urinary tract infections”. L. Soubra, S. Kabbani, M.F. Anwar, R. Dbouk. Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, 2014; 2 (2014) 173–178, DOI: 10.1016/j.jgar.2014.01.007.

4.“Level of A1C control and its predictors among Lebanese type 2 diabetic patients”. H. Nuruddin, N. Nakhoul, A. Galal, L. Soubra and M. Saleh Ther Adv Endocrinol Metab, 2014; 1–10, DOI: 10.1172042018814544890.

5. “The Economic Impact of Patients with Heart Failure on the Lebanese Healthcare System”. S. Tatari, L. Soubra, H. Tamim, K. Akhras, S. Kabbani. Published in: European Society of Cardiology, Heart Failure Journal, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/ehf2.12038.

6. “Heart Failure Disease Management Program and the Six Months Readmission Rate” S. Tatari, A. Mourad, N. Shasha, A. Adhami, R. Osman, A. El-Sayed, L. Soubra, H. Tamim and S. Kabbani. Accepted article for publication in: European society of cardiology, Heart Failure Journal, 2015.

Activities

1. Member of the quality assurance committee working on the preparation and implementation of accreditation requirements with regards to pharmacy practice courses at the faculty of pharmacy, Beirut Arab University.
2. Member of the curriculum committee working on the development and enhancement of the undergraduate curriculum and the Pharm.D program at the faculty of pharmacy, Beirut Arab University.
3. Member of the Drug Committee at the National Security Fund.
4. Member of the Continuing Education committee at the Lebanese Order of Pharmacists.
5. Member of the clinical pharmacy committee at the Lebanese order of pharmacist responsible for the development of residency curriculum at the national level and the elaboration of the national law for clinical pharmacy practice.
6. Member of the scientific committee at the Lebanese Order of Pharmacists.
7. Member of the national examination committee for pharmacist at entry to practice (Colloquium) since 2007.
8. Member of the examination committee for pharmacists at the council of public services 2010-2012.
9. Member of the TDS (WHO food safety network) since 2006.
10. Member of the Inter-professional education committee for medical sector, representing faculty of pharmacy and responsible to develop course objectives, and materials at Beirut Arab University.

Awards and Recognition

1. Recognized by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) year 2011-2012, for developing clinical pharmacy practice in Lebanon.

2.  Recognized by OPL year 2014-2015 for advancing the profession through teaching and community service.