Linda Abbud

  • 18731 Tall Oak Drive, Dallas, TX  75287

Summary

Practical field experience in conducting independent scientific research and development programs • English, French, Arabic, and Russian languages proficient • Basic knowledge of Dutch language • Capability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships • Experience of working in multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment • Experience in working with public, organizing and conducting group projects • Capable of forming multidimensional opinion in a multi- sectorial team • Ability to demonstrate confidentiality, integrity, and reliability • Significant autonomy to anticipate and plan work • Ability to recognize and manage stress in order to remain ethical, constructive and objective focused • Ability to build collaborative and positive team atmospheres 

Work History

Work History
Feb 2013 - Jan 2015

Marketing and Event Coordinator 

L'Oréal Belgilux NV, Belgium 

Worked with public campaigners, communications and media officers throughout Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium to develop and organize the  implementation of advertising campaigns, events, and fashion shows

Jan 2009 - May 2009

Technical Officer Associate 

World Health Organisation (WHO), Syria

Gained an extensive experience working for international organizations providing administrative support and technical assistance for the Non- Communicable Diseases Department at the World Health Country Representative Office. Collaborated on the department's mission focusing on capacity building activities for Primary Health Care providers to improve the quality of care in terms of Non- Communicable Diseases such as Cancer, Diabetes Mellitus, and Mental Health Diseases

Oct 2007 - Jun 2008

Dietetic Intern 

Cardiological Medical Center,  Saint Louis French Hospital, Syria

Conducted clinical research project for a period of 8 months to assess the effectiveness of dietary and behavioral therapy in overweight and obese patients with cardiovascular complications of Diabetes Mellitus

Sep 2006 - May 2007

Volunteer worker

Red Crescent Hospital, Syria

Contributed to volunteer activities by providing health care and medical assistance to hospitalized patients in the internal medicine unit

Education

Education
Sep 2012 - Jan 2015

Master of Science in Rural Economics and Management

Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Universiteit Gent, Belgium

Learned to understand different socio-economic concepts, theories and multi-disciplinary approaches with respect to rural economies and development. Able to apply acquired knowledge, theories and methodological approaches to characterise and analyse the economic and social problems of different areas, food and agricultural chains, and natural resource management

Sep 2009 - Sep 2011

Master of Science in Human Nutrition 

Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Universiteit Gent, Belgium

While attending the program, I was Involved in a project coordinated by World Health Organization (WHO) Headquarters in Switzerland, working on a systematic policy review of Diet and Physical Activity National Policies for the prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases in Low and Middle- Income Countries. NVivo software was used for data coding,    the study was published in 2013

Sep 2004 - Dec 2008

Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Food Sciences

Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Kalamoon, Syria

Acquired Clinical Nutrition expertise in creating individualized dietary care plans based on nutrition needs, health factors and restrictions, specialized in weight loss planning and Medical Nutrition Therapy

Professional Affiliations

Member, Belgian Nutrition Society (BNS)

Member, American Nutrition Association (ANA)

Member, The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN)