Kuwaiti academic wins L’Oreal-UNESCO award
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