Dr. Mohammad M. Herzallah - Finding Success in Failure
November 18, 2020
1 PM CST
Mohammad is a neuroscientist, physician, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and director of the Palestinian Neuroscience Initiative at Al-Quds University in Palestine, and research scientist at Rutgers University in the USA. Mohammad obtained an M.D. degree from Al-Quds University, Palestine in 2009, and a Ph.D. in behavioral and neural sciences from Rutgers University, USA in 2015. His research focuses on the identification of neural and cognitive markers for the diagnosis of mental ill-health and brain disorders. Through the Palestinian Neuroscience Initiative, Mohammad aims to create a powerhouse for neuroscience research in Palestine, train the next generation of Palestinian scientists and entrepreneurs, and help educate patients and their families about mental and brain health in Palestine and worldwide. In 2011, Mohammad received the Young Arab Neuroscientist Award. In 2013, he received the TED Fellowship, and made the 500 Most Powerful Arabs in the World list by Arabian Business. In 2016, Mohammad was selected for the Lancet Commission for Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development. In 2019, Mohammad was named as a Fellow of the Middle East Leadership Initiative and member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. His work was featured by Forbes, Science Magazine, Nature, and TED Conferences.