Featured Member Interview: Mohamed Abdel-Fattah

As part of our Member Appreciation Month, this series of Ampersand posts will introduce you to our members, individuals who work to advance ethical research on a daily basis. Please read on to learn more about their professional experiences, how membership helps connect them to a larger community, and what goes on behind-the-scenes in their lives!

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mohamed Abdel-Fattah, IRB administrator at the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3 in Cairo, Egypt.
When and why did you join the field?
I wanted to change from what I was doing.
What is your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part is writing the IRB meeting minutes.
What are three websites you visit on a daily basis?
Three websites I visit on a daily basis are the United States Department of Health and Human Services website, the FDA website, and PRIM&R’s website.

Why did you join PRIM&R?
I joined PRIM&R because it is the association representing my current career, and it is helpful for my career’s progression.

What is your favorite member benefit?

My favorite benefit is feeling a part of something much bigger than myself.
What would you say to someone who is considering PRIM&R membership?
If you are considering membership: Go for it, do not wait!

What motivates you to maintain your commitment to advancing ethical research?
My longing to achieve excellence is what motivates me.
Thank you for being part of the membership community and sharing your story, Mohamed. We’re happy to hear you find our website so useful!
If you’d like to learn more about becoming a member, please visit our website today.