The DHFMR Collaborative Research Center Awards are given to innovative research collaborations between laboratories and research centers located at Harvard Medical School and laboratories and research centers in the Middle East region. They provide up to $350,000 per year for a maximum of five years and are designed to support research programs that bring novel ideas and new approaches to medical, biomedical or translational research. The research proposals should focus on health issues or diseases that are endemic in the Middle East or particularly relevant to the population of the region.

For more information about DHFMR awards, including application requirements, please see the Frequently Asked Questions page.

For the information about new DHFMR awards dates and deadlines, please see the Current Research Awards page.

 
Collaborative Research Center Awards commencing in 2009:

"Collaborative Research Network on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (PIDs)"

Participating research labs:

  • Raif Geha, MD (PI), James L. Gamble Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School Chief, Division of Immunology, Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Luigi Notarangelo, MD (PI), Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Division of Immunology, Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Suleiman Al-Hammdi, MD, Assistant professor of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, UAE University, Consultant Pediatrician and Immunologist, Tawam and Al-Ain Hospitals, Al Ain, UAE
  • Basel Al-Ramadi, PhD, Professor of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, UAE University, Ail Ain, UAE
  • Waleed Al-Herz, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Al-Sabah NBK Pediatric Hospital, Kuwait
  • Abdullah Al Angari, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Ghassan Dbaibo, MD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Necil Kutukculer, MD, Division of Immunology, Department of Pediatrics Ege University Medical School, Izmir, Turkey


“Discovery of Genetic Causes for Human Congenital Malformations”

Participating research labs:

  • Patricia K. Donahoe, MD, Marshall K. Bartlett Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Chief of Pediatric Surgical Services Emerita Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Richard Maas, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Division of Genetics, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Christine E. Seidman, MD, Thomas W. Smith Professor of Medicine & Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Cardiologist, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Jonathan Seidman, PhD, Bugher Professor of Cardiovascular Genetics Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Allan M. Goldstein, MD, Pediatric Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Fadi Bitar, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Zuhair Al Hassnan, MD, Assistant Professor, Section Head, Department of Genetics, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Majid Al-Fayyadh, MD, Chair, Electrophysiology Program, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Fowzan Al-Kuraya, MD, Head, Developmental Genetics Unit, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • George Nemer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, Director, Molecular Core Facility, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Barbara R. Pober, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Pediatrician, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


Collaborative Research Center Awards commencing in 2008:

“Galactosylceramide as Potential Treatment for Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (JNCL) – Batten Disease"

Participating research labs:

  • Rose-Mary N. Boustany, MD (co-PI), Chair of the Abu-Haidar Neuroscience Research Institute, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Susan Cotman, PhD (co-PI), Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, and member of the Center for Human Genetic Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston


“Identification of Genes for Human Cognition”

Participating research labs:

  • Christopher A. Walsh, MD, PhD (PI), Professor of Neurology & Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, and Chief, Division of Genetics, Children’s Hospital, Boston, USA; www.walshlab.org
  • Bassam Ali, PhD, Associate Professor of Molecular & Genetic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE
  • Dr. Lihadh Al-Gazali, Professor in Clinical Genetics, Deptartment of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE
  • Brian Meyer, PhD, Chairman, Department of Genetics, King Faisal Specialist Hospital Research Centre (KFSHRC) Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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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