Each year DHFMR selects three journalists for a week-long fellowship program offered by DHFMR and Harvard Medical School (HMS) Office of Public Affairs. The program is designed to give science writers, journalists and broadcasters the opportunity to increase the depth and breadth of their reporting on health care, medical innovation, and scientific research. First two programs have been held at HMS. The third annual Science Writers and Journalists Fellowship Program was held November 16–18, 2009, in Dubai, at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication (MBR School). The event was jointly organized by DHFMR, HMS Office of Public Affairs and the MBR School.

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.

2009 Fellows

Sama Al-Khaldi, Applied Communications faculty member, Dubai Women’s College
Rania El Jammal, Producer at Al Jazeera Children’s Channel
Mahmoud Morsi, Senior Translator Editor, Al Sada weekly magazine
Dr. Hamid Saleh, Vice Dean and Associate Professor, Rabegh Medical College; Editor-in-chief, Health Magazine

2008 Fellows

Yomna Kamel, Freelance Journalist and media studies instructor at Dubai Women’s College
Dr. Ali Singel, Presenter of the Dubai TV program Vitamin
Mohammed Nabil Spartali, Writer for Al-Bayan

2007 Fellows

Nadeya Ibrahaim, Editor at Al Bayan
Abrar Mikkawi, Editorial Supervisor, Gulf Today
Alia Al Theeb, Reporter, Gulf News

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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