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researcher , Environmental science educator

Aftim Acra was Palestinian environmental science educator, researcher. Decorated National Order of Cedars (Lebanon); recipient medal Delta Omega, 1957, Cultural Movement, Antelias, Lebanon, 1994, certified of appreciation International Association Lions Clubs, Lebanon, 1988, certified of honor as outstanding alumnus University North Carolina, 1990. Vice president Lebanese Public Health Association, 1979-1980.

Background

Acra, Aftim was born on December 25, 1922 in Jerusalem, Palestine. Son of Mikhail A. and Afifeh (Baramki) Acra.

Education

Primary Health Care, American University Beirut, 1946. Master in Public Health in Environmental Science, University North Carolina, 1957.

Career

Research assistant American University Beirut, 1949-1955, assistant professor environmental science, 1957-1964, associate professor, 1964-1984, professor, 1984-1989, professor emeritus, since 1992, chairman department, 1964-1989, acting dean School Public Health, 1978. Member expert advisory panel on environmental health World Health Organization, 1963-1986. Assistant director regional office International Development Research Center, Beirut, 1974-1975.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Solar Disinfection of Drinking Water and Oral Rehydration Solutions, 1984, Water Disinfection by Solar Radiation, 1990. Member editorial board Lebanese Medical Journal, 1974-1984. Contributor articles to science journals.

      Collector, excavator, investigator Lebanese amber (120-135 MY) leading to discovdry of new species of fossil insects, 1962-1975.

Membership

Vice president Lebanese Public Health Association, 1979-1980.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Stamps, creating proverbs and maxims in english and arabic.

Connections

Married Nadia G. Haddad, September 30, 1952. Children: Michael, Fadi, Reem, Sari.

father:
Mikhail A. Acra

mother:
Afifeh (Baramki) Acra

spouse:
Nadia G. Haddad

child:
Michael Acra

child:
Fadi Acra

child:
Reem Acra

child:
Sari Acra