Yasin Tayyem

Published Papers:


  • Qumseya BJ, Tayem Y, Dasa O,  Nahhal K, Abu-limon I, Hmidat A, Al-sharif A, Hamadneh M,  Riegert-Johnson D, Wallace M, Colorectal Cancer Screening in Palestine: A National Study in a Medically Underserved Population.Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology,  2013 Sep 19. pii: S1542-3565(13)01399-2.
  • Yasin I. Tayem, Marwan M. Qubaja, Riyad K. Shraim, Omar B. Taha, Emadeddin Abu Shkhedem, Murad A. Ibrahim. Prescription Trend of NSAIDs and Antibiotics in a Central West Bank Hospital, Sultan Qaboos University Scientific Medical Journal, 2013 Nov;13(4):567-73
  • Tayem YI, Yaseen NA, Khader WT, Abu Rajab LO, Ramahi AB, Saleh MH. Prevalence and Risk Factors of Obesity and Hypertension among Students at a Central University in the West Bank. Libyan J Med. 2012;7. doi: 10.3402/ljm.v7i0.19222. Epub 2012 Oct 15.
  • Yasin I. Tayem. The Impact of Small Group Case-Based Learning on Traditional Pharmacology Teaching. Sultan Qaboos University Scientific Medical Journal, 2013 Feb;13(1):115-20.
  • Yasin I. Tayem, Murad A. Ibrahim, Marwan M. Qubaja, Riyad K. Shraim, Omar B. Taha, Emadeddin Abu Shkhedem. Compliance with the Guidelines of Prescription Writing in a Central Hospital in the West Bank, Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal,  2013 Sep;19(9):802-6.
  • Herzallah MMMoustafa AANatsheh JYDanoun OASimon JRTayem YI, Sehwail MAAmleh IBannoura IPetrides GMyers CEGluck MA. Depression impairs learning, whereas the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, paroxetine, impairs generalization in patients with major depressive disorder, 2013 Nov;151(2):484-92
  • Mohammad M. Herzallah, Ahmed A. Moustafa, Joman Y. Natsheh, Salam M. Abdellatif, Mohamad B. Taha, Yasin I. Tayem, Mahmud A. Sehwail, Ivona Amleh, Georgios Petrides, Catherine E Myers, Mark A. Gluck. Learning from Negative Feedback in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder Attenuated by SSRI Antidepressants. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 2013 Sep 23;7:67
  • Tayem Y, Johnson TR, Mann BE, Green CJ, Motterlini R: Protection against Cisplatin-Induced Nephrotoxicity by a Carbon Monoxide-Releasing Molecule. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 290(4):F789-94, 2006.
Sandouka A, Balogun E, Foresti R, Mann BE, Johnson TR, Tayem Y, Green CJ, Fuller B, Motterlini R: Carbon Monoxide Releasing Molecules (CO-RMs) Modulate Mitochondrial Respiration in Rat Kidney. Cell. Mol. Biol. 51(4):425-432, 2005.



  • Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award, US Department of State: Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA, 2012.
  • Fellowship Award for Palestinian Scholars Conducting Field-Based Research on Palestine, Palestinian American Research Center (PARC), Washington DC, USA, 2011.
  • Visiting Scholar Award at Sahlgrenska Academy: Olof Palme Memorial Fund, Stockholm, Sweden, Gothenburg University, 2010.
  • British Academy of Medical Sciences Award, United Kingdom, e-Learning Study Visit, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom, 2009.
  • Grant for E-Learning Development at Al-Quds University Medical School, the Al-Quds Foundation for Medical Schools in Palestine, London, UK, 2007- 2009.
  • Al-Quds University Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2007

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It was a great honor for me to be among the first medical graduates from AQU in Palestine's history

At Al-Quds University, I managed to develop skills in Medical Education and to Excel in Research,I was accepted for admission at the AQU MS in 1994, graduated in 2001 and one of the first batch of graduates there. It was a great honor for me to be among the first medical graduates in Palestine`s history. After graduation, I was offered a scholarship to do PhD in the University of London which I finished after 4 years and committed to go back to Palestine to work at AQU for 6 years. During studying times, I enjoyed the basic sciences phase of my study that is year 2 to year 4. It was amazing and the faculty members we had were really distinguished.

I recall we had teaching faculty from UK, Sweden, Nigeria, etc.. They fascinated me with their knowledge and experience to the extent that I loved to be like them. Indeed, after graduation my dream came true and I was lucky to receive a pharmacology PhD scholarship.

Now I’m an assistant professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the Arabian Gulf University in Bahrain, where I offer service to teaching and learning basic and clinical pharmacology at the Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences. As part of this, I participate in traditional teaching of this subject as lectures and also as a facilitator for tutorials in problem-based learning sessions. In addition to teaching commitments, I also have 2 research projects which I have just got approved by the university. One of the projects is a medical education type and the other one is basic pharmacology one. My experience at Al-Quds University as a faculty member was of great help for me to take my job here properly and perfectly.

Since the first year of my work here, I have received excellent evaluation from the students and from my head of department for my performance in teaching. All this success would not have been possible unless I had the amazing experience and opportunity at AQU. One fact I need to mention in this regard is that Dr Hani Abdeen indeed was keen to give me the chances to learn new experiences while at the Medical School at AQU. 

I had a truly exceptional experience at Al-Quds University. Being a student and an assistant professor was amazing in all means. Indeed, I managed to develop skills in medical education and to excel in research there. The experience I had at Al-Quds Medical School was detrimental to my success at work at the Arabian Gulf University in Bahrain. 

Dr. Yasin Tayyem, MD, Medical School '2001

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Arabian Gulf University- Bahrain