TeachAids Advisor Dr. Kamran Naim Begins New Role as Head of Open Science at CERN
Earlier this month, TeachAids advisor Kamran Naim began a new leadership role in Geneva, Switzerland. As the Head of Open Science for CERN, he will lead a portfolio of activities that aim to set the standards of the future open science ecosystem. This includes working to increase greater transparency of the research process, and ensuring that publications emerging from one of the world’s largest research organizations (and the discipline of high energy physics) are made fully publicly available.
Dedicated to promoting equality, Dr. Naim has devoted 15 years to increase global access to scientific information. Together with the White House and the Department of State, Dr. Naim has launched scientific programs in vulnerable Middle Eastern and African communities. He has also partnered with USAID, The World Bank, and numerous foreign governments to design and implement projects that empower local communities, advance global health, and lay the foundation for socioeconomic equality. Most recently, he was the Director of Partnerships & Initiatives at Annual Reviews, a nonprofit research publisher where he worked to design and implement a sustainable model for transforming the organization’s journals to open access.
As an advisor to TeachAids, he supports research and teaching efforts for both HIV and Concussion initiatives. In 2017 and 2018, he served as the lead teaching assistant for the multidisciplinary Stanford course “Designing Research-Based Solutions for Global Health Problems”, guiding students on how to utilize the TeachAids methodology to create real change.
TeachAids is honored to have Dr. Naim as a part of our advisory committee. His constant enthusiasm, wisdom, and kindness have allowed us to bring our collaborative efforts to fruition, and we are excited to see all that he will achieve at CERN.