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PERSONAL INFORMATION
Name Dr. Rima Ahmad Safadiد. ريما أحمد محمود صفدي

Date of Birth July 26, 1975

Marital status: Married

Nationality Jordanian

Department Department of Oral Medicine and Surgery

Faculty of Dentistry,

Jordan University of Science and Technology,

P. O. Box 3030,

Irbid, 22110,

Jordan


Present Rank: Associate Professor.

Date appointed to present rank: June 14, 2010

Home address Lo'lo'ah Biulding

Queen Noor Street

East side, Irbid

Jordan


Phone No.

Office 009622 7201000 ext. 23576

Mobile 00962 795 644 353

Fax 9622 7201080



Electronic mails rsafadi@just.edu.jo

HIGHER EDUCATION

  • Diplomat of the Jordanian Board, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Amman, Jordan, February 2007.

  • Diplomat of the American Board, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Florida, USA, October 2004.

  • Residency Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Iowa, USA, September 2004

  • Fellowship, the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, South Carolina, USA, May 2004.

  • Master of Science Degree in Stomatology, Iowa, USA, May 2004

  • Bachelor of Dental and Oral Surgery, Jordan, June 2997


PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENTS (from most recent)

  • Associate Professor and Chairperson, (August 2014 – now), Department of Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences Department, College of Dentistry, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Associate Professor (June 14, 2010- August 2014) Department of Oral Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan

  • Assistant Professor, (December28, 2004 – June 13, 2010) Department of Oral Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan

  • Specialist/consultant: Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Department of Pathology and Laboratories, King Abdullah University Hospital, Irbid, Jordan. January 2005- present

  • Full time lecturer with Assistant Professor Salary (November 7, 2004 – Decemeber 28, 2004) Department of Oral Medicine and Surgery. Faculty of Dentistry, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan

  • Graduate student and Resident, (July 1st, 2001- September 30, 2004) Department of Oral Pathology Radiology and Medicine, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA

  • Clinical Dental Officer, (March 1998 - June 2001), Faculty of Dentistry, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan

  • General Dental Practitioner (July 1997 - February 1998) Irbid, Jordan

  • Tenured in Jordan University of Science and Technology, January/2011

ADMINISTRATIVE Positions:

  • Chairperson: Department of Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dentistry, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS) August 2014 – Present




  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: College of Dentistry, Jordan University of Science and Technology 2013 – 2014




  • Department Head: Department of Oral Medicine and Surgery, Two Academic Years: 2012 - 2013, 2013 - 2014

The department includes the following specialties: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Basic dental sciences.

  • Section Head: Oral and maxillofacial Surgery and Oral Medicine, King Abdullah University Hospital 2012 – 2014




  • Assistant Dean: Faculty of Dentistry, September 2011 to September 2012




  • Head: Higher Education Committee of Department of Oral Surgery and Medicine 2012 - 2013. Faculty of Dentistry, Jordan University of Science and Technology




  • Member: Higher Education Committee of Faculty of Dentistry. Faculty of Dentistry, Jordan University of Science and Technology




  • Member: Curriculum Committee, Faculty of Dentistry, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 2012/2013, participated in development of a new proposal of BDS study plan

  • Member: Student Affairs Committee for the years 2008-2009 , 2010-2011, 2012-2013




  • Examiner: Jordanian Board Exam of Oral Medicine specialty/ Jordanian Medical Council, Amman Jordan for exam rounds of July 2011, March 2012, March 2013




  • Member: Oral Medicine Committee, Jordanian Medical Council Amman, Jordan, July 2011 – Present




  • Member: of the scientific committee of the department of Oral Medicine and Surgery2005-2006, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013




  • Member: Higher Education Committee of Department of Oral Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Jordan University of Science and Technology 2011-2012




  • Member: Faculty of Dentistry Council for the Academic Years 2011-2012, 2012-2013




  • Member: Oral Medicine and Surgery Department Committee to Study Courses Contents and Syllabuses, January 2011




  • Head: Scientific Committee to Evaluate the Scientific Work Submitted for Promotion to Associate Professor Rank of Dr AShraf Shaweesh, Basic Dental Science




  • Member: Committee to Evaluate Scientific Work Submitted for Promotion to Associate Professor Rank of Dr. Jumana A Karasneh / Oral Medicine







  • Member: Committee to Develop a Three Year Clinical Master Program of Oral Medicine and Pathology




  • Acting Department Head Oral Medicine and Surgery Department During the Absence of the Department Chairman, July 2011, January 2012




  • Academic Affairs: Formally responsible of Issues for Third Year Dental Students 2011-2012

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Oral Diagnosis Clinics: Clinical teaching and supervision of dental students during their clinical examination of first time patients, charting, radiographic evaluation, treatment planning and referrals over the past 12 years, Department of Oral Surgery and Medicine/ Oral diagnosis clinic.




  • Histopathologic Diagnosis of Oral and Maxillofacial specimens using regular and special stains in King Abdullah University Hospital/ Pathology department of Faculty of Medicine/ Jordan University of Science and Technology since January 2005 until August 2014.




  • Supervise General Pathology residents/ faculty of Medicine in King Abdullah University Hospital/ Pathology department in grossing and sign out of Oral and Maxillofacial specimens.




  • Teaching of dental and allied dental students the didactic, clinical, practical and interactive components of different dental courses that are relevant to the specialty.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE


Coordinate and/or participate in the teaching of following courses at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan.

  1. Dent 423 Oral diagnosis 1/ Clinical and theoretical course

  2. Dent 424 Oral diagnosis 2/ Clinical Course

  3. Dent 523 Oral Diagnosis 3/ Clinical course

  4. Dent 524 Oral Diagnosis 4/Clinical course

  5. Dent 355 Oral Pathology 1

  6. Dent 356 Oral Pathology 2

  7. Dent 553 Initial and emergency treatment clinic 1

  8. Dent 554 Initial and emergency treatment clinic2

  9. Dent 787 Clinical Pathology Conference

  10. Dent 799 Master Thesis

  11. Dent 785 Advanced Oral Pathology

  12. Dent 783 Histopathologic Diagnosis of Oral Diseases

  13. Dent 758 Principles in General Medicine

  14. Dent 750 Oral Medicine and Pathology

  15. Dent 352 Oral Pathology and Immunology

  16. Dent 101 introduction to dentistry

  17. Dent 301 introduction to clinical dentistry

  18. ADS 332 Oral Pathology and Medicine

  19. ADS 345 Oral Medicine

  20. ADS 204 Oral Pathology

  21. M231General Pathology



SPECIAL COURSES AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED


  • Clinical Teaching Workshop, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialists, Riyadh, KSA, 26-27 April 2016




  • Teaching for Clinical Thinking in the Health Professions Workshop, Accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialists, Riyadh, KSA, 24 April 2016




  • Workplace Based Assessment Workshop, Accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialists, Riyadh, KSA, 22-23 April 2016




  • 3rd Update and Review Course on Management of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Dr. Suliman Fakih Hospital. Accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialists, Jeddah, KSA, March 25-27, 2016




  • Workplace Based Assessment Workshop, 30-31-March-2016



  • 2015 Joint Annual Meeting AAOMP/AAOM, San Diego, CA/USA, April 18-24, 2015





  • Curriculum Mapping Workshop, KSAU/Riyadh/Saudi Arabia, May 5-6 2015




  • Guidelines Adaptation & Knowledge Translation in Dentistry Workshop, For Health Care Professionals. KSAU/Riyadh/Saudi Arabia, 7-8 April 2015




  • Fundamentals of Evidence Based Dentistry, KSAU/Riyadh/Saudi Arabia, April 5-6 2015




  • Theory in Health Professions Education Research, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz for Health Sciences, Riyadh, KSA, 14 December 2015




  • "Achieving Constructive Alignment in Learning and Teaching" Workshop, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, KSA, 10 September 2014

  • "Motivation and Leadership" Workshop, Postgraduate Center, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, KSA, 18 September 2014




  • "NCAAA, Why it is important? Course Specification" Workshop, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, KSA, 28 October 2014




  • "Educational Objectives" Workshop, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, KSA, 5 November 2014,




  • "MCQ Item Writing" Workshop, Postgraduate Learning Center, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, KSA, 20 November 2014




  • 2014 Annual Meeting AAOMP, St Augustine, FL/ USA, Poster Presentation, April 26-30 2014




  • 17th international congress on oral pathology and Medicine, Istanbul Turkey, Poster

Presentation in, 11-22 and 25-30 May 2014


  • The second international scientific conference of the faculty of dentistry7-8 May 2014




  • CBCT Basic Users Course, Level 1, Pre Conference Workshop, 4 May 2014




  • CBCT Basic Users Course, Level 2, Post Conference Workshop, 7 May 2014




  • 25th Annual Congress of the Arab Division of Academy of Pathology, 7-8 November 2013




  • 25th Annual Congress for Cytopathology Workshop in Arab Division of Academy of Pathology, 5-6 November 2013




  • Layered Nano Composite Hands on Work Shop, Jordanian Dental Association, Irbid, Jordan, 11 April 2013




  • Problem Based Learning Workshop, JUST , 27-28 October 2013



  • Examiner, RCSI MFD MFD Exam Part II held in Jordan University of Science and Technology, December 2013




  • Observer, RCSI MFD Exam Part II held in Jordan University of Science and Technology, December 2012




  • Statistical Analysis Using SPSS Program, 12 Training Hours Course, 1-3August 2010

  • Modern University Instructional Methods Course, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 19 and 21 November 2006




  • Testing and Evaluation "University Examination" Course, 17 and 19 December 2006


GRANTS AND RESEARCH FUNDS

I. Main supervisor of 4 completed theses for Masters Degree in Oral Medicine and Pathology.

  • Evaluation of tumor supressor gene products of p53 and p21, as markers of carcinogenesis, in oral lichen planus, Jordan University of Science and Technology/ Deanship of Post Graduate Studies/ 2007

  • Immunohistochemical expression of k19 in oral squamous cell carcinoma and epithelial dysplasia in a Jordanian sample, Jordan University of Science and Technology/ Deanship of Post Graduate Studies/2008

  • Expression patterns of selected immunohistochemical markers in non recurrent ameloblastoma, recurrent ameloblastoma, and ameloblastic carcinoma

  • The Expression Patterns of Selected Immunohistochemical Markers in the Differential Diagnosis of Oral and Maxillofacial Melanoma.

II. Co-supervisor in 6 completed theses for Masters Degree :

  • Surgical Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology in the North of Jordan: a Retrospective Study (1997-2005)./2006

  • Expression patterns of selected immunohistochemical markers in keratinizing cystic odontogenic tumor

  • A comparison of pulpal response to MTA, Portland cement and Propolis based cement in partial pulpotomy procedures: An animal model study

  • Pulpal Responses after experimental direct pulp capping performed by MTA and propolis based cement

  • Biocompatibility evaluation of different root end filling materials in connective tissue of rats

  • Recurrent aphthous ulcerations in a sample of Jordanian children: prevalence and etiology


III. Ongoing Research Projects:

  • Cytokeratins 5, 7, 9, 13, 17, 18, 19 expressions in oral and sinonasal carcinomas in relation to clinical and histopathological prognostic parameters, an immunohistochemical study.

  • Granulomatous lesions of the Oral Cavity, clinical and histological profile.


IV. Abstracts Presented in IADR/ Jordan Meetings:

  • Evaluation of tumor suppressor gene products of p53 and p21 oral lichen planus. By Rima Safadi, Sajida al Jaber, Huda Hammad, 2008

  • Immunohistochemical Evaluation of P53 Expression in Candida-associated Epithelial Dysplasia. Rima Safadi, Cynthia Kleinegger, Zoya Kurago, John Hellstein, Abed Hamasha. 2006.


V. Awards:

  • Best topic award in IADR meting in Iowa/USA 2004 for the abstract "Immunohistochemical Evaluation of P53 Expression in Candida-associated Epithelial Dysplasia".

  • Listed in the Honored College list twice during BDS study for getting excellent GPA 1993/1994, 1994/1995


VI. Reviewer of papers submitted for publications:

  • Reviewer of a manuscript entitled: “Expression of basal cell keratin 15 and keratin 19 in oral squamous cell carcinoma represents its diverse pathophysiology” for Histology and Histopathology Journal (indexed and refereed)

  • 1. Reviewer of a manuscript entitled : “Foxp3 gene expression in oral lichen planus— a clinicopathologic study” for Archives of Oral Biology Journal (indexed and refereed)

  • 2. Critique of an article entitled "p53 as an indicator for the prognosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma" sent from Damascus University Journal, Syria.

PUBLISHED STUDIES IN INTERNATIONALLY INDEXED AND PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS

  1. Safadi RA, Bader DH, Abdullah NI, Sughayer MA. Immunohistochemical expression of keratins 6, 7, 8, 14, 16, 18, 19, and MNF-116 pancytokeratin in primary and metastatic melanoma of the head and neck. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2015 Dec 19. pii: S2212-4403(15)01339-5. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2015.11.016. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26906950.

  2. Safadi RA, Quda BF, Hammad HM. Immunohistochemical expression of K6, K8,K16, K17, K19, maspin, syndecan-1 (CD138), α-SMA, and Ki-67 in ameloblastoma and ameloblastic carcinoma: diagnostic and prognostic correlations. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2016 Apr;121(4):402-11. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2015.11.015. Epub 2015 Dec 17. PubMed PMID: 26972539.

  3. Hammad HM, Hasen YM, Odat AM, Mikdadi AM, Safadi RA. Odontogenic myxoma with diffuse calcifications: a case report and review of a rare histologic feature. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2016 Jan 3. pii: S2212-4403(15)01369-3. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2015.12.009. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26948020.

  4. Gharaibeh TM, Safadi RA, Rawashdeh MA, Hammad HM. Plunging arteriovenous malformation in the floor of the mouth: a case report. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Dec;48(8):e35-7. Epub 2010 Aug 21.

  5. Safadi RA, Musleh AS, Al-Khateeb TH, Hamasha AA. Analysis of immunohistochemical expression of k19 in oral epithelial dysplasia and oral squamous cell carcinoma using color deconvolution-image analysis method. Head Neck Pathol. 2010 Dec;4(4):282-9. Epub 2010 Sep 30.

  6. Safadi RA. Prevalence of recurrent aphthous ulceration in Jordanian dental patients. BMC Oral Health. 2009 Nov 22;9:31.

  7. Safadi RA, Jaber SZ, Hammad HM, Hamasha AA. Oral lichen planus shows higher expressions of tumor suppressor gene products of p53 and p21 compared to oral mucositis. An immunohistochemical study. Arch Oral Biol. 2010 Apr 26. [Epub ahead of print]

  8. Safadi RA, Hellstein JW, Diab MM, Hammad HM. Nerve sheath myxoma (neurothekeoma) of the gingiva, a case report and review of the literature. Head Neck Pathol. 2010 Sep;4(3):242-5. Epub 2010 May 26.

  9. Hamasha AA, Safadi RA. Prevalence of talon cusps in Jordanian permanent teeth: a radiographic study. BMC Oral Health. 2010 Apr 20;10:6.

  10. Hamasha AA, Safadi RA. Coronal caries experience in dentate Jordanian adults. Community Dent Health. 2008 Mar;25(1):50-4. PMID: 18435235 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

  11. Hamasha AA, Al Qudah MA, Bataineh AB, Safadi RA. Reasons for third molar teeth extraction in Jordanian adults. J Contemp Dent Pract. 2006 Nov 1;7(5):88-95. PMID: 17091144 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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