Kuwaiti aca­demic wins L’Oreal-UNESCO award

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Kuwait Foun­da­tion for the Ad­vance­ment of Sciences (KFAS) said Satur­day Dr Laila Habeeb, a pro­fes­sor of medicine at Kuwait Univer­sity, had won L’Oreal-UNESCO award for its re­search: ‘For Women in Sci­ence’.

On the prize, granted by the UN Ed­u­ca­tional, Sci­en­tific and Cul­tural Or­ga­ni­za­tion (UNESCO), the pro­fes­sor said the award spot­lights women’s sig­nif­i­cance role in var­i­ous sci­en­tific fields, and en­cour­ages women to man­i­fest their re­search ca­pa­bil­i­ties in or­der to pro­mote and de­velop their so­ci­eties, the KFAS said in a state­ment. She said the annual prize is given to five ef­fi­cient spe­cial­ists in sci­ence from each world re­gion, de­pend­ing on their sci­en­tific re­search ca­reers and in­flu­ence in so­ci­ety. She noted that she had con­ducted re­search and tests per­ti­nent to mus­cu­lar dys­tro­phy, the KFAS pointed out. She voiced much ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the sig­nif­i­cant role of the KFAS in con­duct­ing her med­i­cal re­search. — KUNA

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