Dr. Duha Shellah is the first Palestinian physician to be awarded in the program. Founder and CEO of the Researchist, Dr. Duha was nominated by Palestine Academy for Science & Technology for her activism in building capacity for supporting and advocating early career researchers and scientists in Palestine and making research a youth language and spread its culture.
This prestigious award is given to a handful of physicians globally to recognize their unique leadership in their respective fields. Candidates are selected via the Inter Academy partnership's Young Physician Leaders (YPL) program to provide them with the needed skills to promote health and strengthen health systems worldwide.
Dr. Duha met other young physician leaders from all over the world in Berlin in October 2022 to harnesses the expertise of the world’s leading scientific minds to advance sound policies, improve public health and promote excellence in science education. She also was given the opportunity to present at the World Health Summit in Berlin a panelist and representing Palestine at The World Health Summit in conjunction with the World Health Organization in the session entitled “Effective Leaders for Effective Health Systems” specifically “ Women and Health Care