Scientific Advisory Committee

The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) consists of senior faculty from Harvard Medical School science and clinical departments and representatives from the Gulf Region’s medical and scientific community. These Committee members are responsible for designing and monitoring the success of scientific and clinical programs relating to the Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research and its mission. All program proposals and recommendations are submitted to the Board of Trustees by the SAC for ratification.

The SAC is also responsible for supporting the establishment of a Regional Advisory Committee and Grant Review Committees. The Regional Advisory Committee has a rotating membership of internationally renowned scientists from the Gulf Region and is responsible for providing strategic input into the grants programs and supporting the review process. The Grant Review

Committees will be tasked with peer review of grant applicants and will be formed as required for each of the grant program. Decisions from the Grant Review Committees will be reviewed by the Regional Advisory Committee and the SAC.


AJAY K. SINGH, MBBS, MBA, FRCP
ex officio member and Interim Chair
Chief Academic Officer (CAO), Executive Director, Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research

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JOHN Z. AYANIAN, MD, MPP
Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health

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NAJIB AL-KHAJA, MD
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dubai Hospital
Secretary-General, Sheikh Hamdan Awards

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PATRICIA DONAHOE, MD
Marshall K. Bartlett Professor, Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Director, Pediatric Surgical Research Laboratories, Pediatric Surgical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital

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SEHAMUDDIN GALADARI, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Cell Biology, United Arab Emirates University, Faculty of Medicine and Health
Academic and Research Advisor to Al Jalila Foundation

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EDWARD T. RYAN, MD, DTM&H
Director, Tropical Medicine; Division of Infectious Diseases
Massachusetts General Hospital

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SULTAN T. AL SEDAIRY, PhD
Executive Director, King Faisal Specialist Hospital Research Center, Riyadh

The Harvard Medical School Safety, Quality and Informatics Leadership (SQIL) Program

The Harvard Medical School Safety, Quality and Informatics Leadership (SQIL) Program is a one-year certificate program designed to develop knowledge and skills in patient safety, quality, informatics and leadership. The Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research (DHFMR) offers a limited number of partial scholarships to selected candidates. Priority is given to candidates from the United Arab Emirates, but candidates from the GCC and MENA region, regardless of nationality, will also be considered. The Deadline for Applying for a Scholarship is March 1, 2015.

 

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