Ebtesam Saleh

Ebtesam Abood Saleh (MSc) is a pharmacist and doctoral researcher at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin. She has awarded an international scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in 2011 and 2019. The humanitarian crises in her home country Yemen are her main motives for investigating health problems among distressed populations. Her current work focuses on substance use among refugees in Germany and relevant studies conducted in Yemen and Jordan. She enrolled in the Pharmacology and Toxicology Department at Aden University-Yemen in 2018, and has been a trainer at the Addiction Awareness Center in Aden-Yemen since 2014.

Fred Yates prize-winner 2023
Breaking barriers: A journey to explore substance use among conflict-affected populations

I. Introduction
A. Home country as a war-zone country and socially accepted substance of use in Yemen.
B. A preview of the five main stages of a research journey from Pharmacy to Addiction.

II. Body
A. Stage 1, entitled ‘Pharmacy from theory to practice’ in Yemen.
B. Stage 2, entitled ‘A turning point,’ demonstrates the knowledge and research skills gained during the master’s studies in Jordan and studies conducted among the population in a war zone country.
C. Stage 3, entitled ‘It’s about the context,’ demonstrates the return journey to Yemen and trying to establish projects relevant to drug misuse and addiction.
D. Stage 4, entitled ‘In-depth Journey,’ demonstrates the Doctoral Journey and research among refugees in Germany.
E. Stage 5, entitled ‘From data to implications’, demonstrates the ongoing work and publications regarding substance use among refugees and conflict-affected populations in war zone countries.

The transition between the stages will be clearly demonstrated.

III. Conclusion
A. Preview the overall stages again in one slide.
B. Closure statement acknowledging the SSA trustees and the nominator for the Fred-Yates Prize. Further acknowledgement to colleagues, supervisors, and companions during this journey.