Executive Director, Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research

Dr. Singh is Executive Director of the Dubai Harvard Foundation of Medical Research. Dr. Singh did his undergraduate and medical training in England at University College School of Medicine. He moved to Boston in 1987 for his clinical and research renal fellowship at Tufts-New England Medical Center, which he completed in 1992 and joined the faculty at Tufts. In 1998 he moved to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital as Clinical Director of the Renal Division and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. The Brigham of Women’s Hospital is one of the principal teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School. This past year, he accepted the position of Director, Postgraduate Medical Education in the Department of Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Singh’s interests are in clinical research – with a particular focus on chronic kidney disease, and in education both in leading several Harvard CME courses as well as lecturing both nationally and internationally. He is the author of over 100 original contributions and review articles, as well as author/editor of 3 books in nephrology. Dr. Singh is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London UK and has an MBA from Boston University.


Director of Administration of the Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research

Robin Wheatley joined the Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research in June 2004, having worked previously at the University of Miami, Florida, and The Johns Hopkins University and Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland.  His experience in academic fundraising and program development has included matching philanthropists, philanthropic organizations, foreign governments and government agencies with faculty research programs.  He has worked extensively in the Middle East, Central and South America, and Europe.

He is responsible for the planning and implementation of the Foundation’s development goals, as well as the short- and long-term operations which includes: working with the Foundation’s generous donors and Founder Members, Board of Trustees, members of staff in Boston and Dubai, Harvard Medical School’s and Harvard University’s administration, and the Harvard and broader international scientific research and academic communities.

Program Manager, Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research

Jasmin Mehovic manages local and international operations of the Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research and administrative systems for the Foundation’s Boston office. He also manages Foundation's grants and fellowships programs, general financial operations and foundation's events planning, including scientific symposia, Science Writer Fellowships program and fundraising events in United States and abroad. Working closely with Foundation and Harvard Medical School (HMS) senior staff and international partners, he helps plan and implement communication and public relations policies, procedures and strategies for the Foundation. Jasmin joined the Dubai Harvard Foundation in 2006. He also worked as the Program Coordinator for the Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Foundation for Medical Research in 2006-2007.

Prior to joining Dubai Harvard Foundation, Jasmin has worked at the Harvard Institute for English Language Programs, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Georgetown College, Washington, DC. He holds a Master’s degree in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University.


2012 DHFMR Post-doctoral Research Fellowships Announced

January 5, 2012: Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research (DHFMR) has awarded two new Research Fellowship Awards to postdoctoral researchers from the broader Middle East region, currently in the early stages of their research career, who will work for up to three years under the guidance and mentorship of Harvard Medical School faculty. The first recipient of this year award, Dr. Ozge Ceyhan of Boston College Biology Department, Boston Massachusetts, and Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, will be working in the laboratory of Dr. Alan H. Beggs, Division of Genetics, at Children’s Hospital, Boston. The second recipient of the award, Dr. Youmna Kfoury of the University of Paris, Paris France, and the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, will be working in the laboratory of Dr. David T. Scadden, at the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

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