Foundation Support

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“The creation of the Foundation is a critical step towards establishing an academic centre for scientific research and discovery, and reaching for solutions to the most important healthcare problems affecting our people and their families. I encourage others to join me in this mission.”

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
U.A.E. Vice-President and Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai

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The inauguration of the Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research in 2006 launched a new era of scientific exploration and discovery in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East region.

Under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, DHFMR is designed to support centers of excellence for specialist medical education, life science research and technology leveraged healthcare.  

DHFMR will help create and sustain a regional community of leaders in medicine and the life sciences.  DHFMR's impact is far-reaching; it will encourage future researchers, scientists and medical practitioners to address the most pressing healthcare needs of the Middle East region and work towards scientific breakthroughs.  

Key to DHFMR's success are the research programs supported by the Foundation through the generosity of its donors.  With the philanthropic support of individuals who share the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, DHFMR is positioned to support innovative research relevant to Dubai, the UAE and the Middle East region.  


SUPPORTING THE FOUNDATION

What biomedical discoveries have the potential to change the way medicine is practiced, and enhance the well-being of our friends and families? What innovative methods and technologies hold the key to bringing the next cure, or a better treatment, within our reach? Scientists are pursuing these questions in laboratories around the world, and health care professionals in every specialty are working to apply the latest medical knowledge to everyday practice.

The Foundation was established to support to support scientific investigation, providing guidance in the development of academic programs aligned with regional need, and helping to foster collaborations between scientists all over the world, with the ultimate goal of creating groundbreaking discoveries that advance medical practice.

The Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research gratefully acknowledges the contributions and support of its Founder Members.  These individuals share the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and with their generous support DHFMR will be able to provide funding for specialize research, fellowships and training opportunities for talented scientists from the region who will focus on health issues that affect the regional population.  By supporting DHFMR, Founder Members have the opportunity to drive cutting-edge research in a number of critical disease areas, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and neurological disorders affecting children, among others.


FOUNDER

HH SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM
The Maktoum Medical Research Fund, in recognition of which the HMSDC library will be named The Maktoum Harvard Medical Library

FOUNDER MEMBERS

HRH PRINCE ALWALEED BIN TALAL AL SAUD
The Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Fellowship Fund for Medical and Biomedical Research

SUHAIL BAHWAN

ABDULRAHMAN FALAKNAZ
The Falaknaz Family Research Fund

ILYAS A.W. GALADARI & MUSTAFA A.W. GALADARI
To name the HMSDC Education Suite    

ABDUL AZIZ ABDULLA AL GHURAIR

KHALAF AHMED AL HABTOOR
To establish The Habtoor Medical Fellowship Fund, to name the HMSDC Medical Simulation Center

ABDULLAH SAEED AL NABOODAH
To name the HMSDC Rotunda

ABDULMAGIED AHMED SEDDIQI
To name the HMSDC Auditorium

ALI SULEIMAN AL SHEHRI
To establish The Al Shehri Medical Research Fund for Diabetes Research

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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