Hala Darwish, Ph.D., APN, RN, FAAN is an associate professor at the Hariri School of Nursing, clinical associate at the Department of Psychiatry and Managing Director of the Nehme and Therese Tohme Multiple Sclerosis Center at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and associate at the faculty of medicine department of Anatomy, cell biology and physiology - neuroscience. She received her undergraduate nursing degree and a teaching diploma from the American University of Beirut. She then completed her masters as an acute care nurse practitioner, and a doctorate in bio-behavioral nursing with a neuroscience concentration from the University of Michigan. She finished her post-doctorate fellowship at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She returned to AUB as an assistant professor and was promoted to the rank of associate professor. She leads the newly launched comprehensive cognitive rehabilitation program at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. Her area of clinical specialty is cognitive neuroscience, and her research focuses on cognitive functions and rehabilitation and factors leading to cognitive impairment and improvement, such as traumatic brain injury, aging, and vitamin D. She is proficient in both basic science and clinical research. She has ongoing research projects investigating cognitive impairment in Multiple Sclerosis and Traumatic Brain Injury. She was the recipient of the research award in nursing by the International Organization of MS Nurses in 2017. She is a certified MS nurse and specialist. She was the recipient of the NIH training and individual research grants and has presented her work at national and international forums. Dr. Darwish is a member of the Nursing Honor Society - Sigma Theta Tau and a fellow of the American Academy of the Nursing, and other international and national professional organizations. She has authored several research papers and reviews about the topic. She has authored several research papers and reviews about the topic.