The DHFMR Seed Grant Program makes awards available to collaborative research initiatives that are in the conceptual or early stages of development. These two-year awards are intended to encourage and support collaborations between Harvard Medical School (HMS) research centers or labs and their counterparts in the Middle East region at the beginning phase of their research partnership. DHFMR Seed Grant Program Awards may provide initial research support for new investigators, or for the exploration of innovative new directions for established researchers.

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.
 

Seed Grant Program Awards made in 2010:

"Biochemical Characterization and Functional Analysis of Chromatin-Remodeling Proteins in Gene Activation and Silencing"

Participating research labs:

  • Ahmed H. Hassan, PhD, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates
  • Danesh Moazed, PhD, Professor of Cell Biology, HHMI / Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston


"Mammographic Density and its association to lifestyle factors and Anti-Glycan Antibody Signatures: A Pilot Study for the Middle East Research Network Group (MERN)"

Participating research labs:

  • Shaheenah Dawood, MRCP (PI), Senior Specialist Registrar, Medical Oncology Department, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Farid Kahlifa MD, Consultant Oncologist, Medical Oncology Department, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Wajdi Daou MD, Specialist Registrar, Medical Oncology Department, Dubai Hospital, Department of Health and Medical Services, Dubai, UAE
  • Rulla Tamimi, ScD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health Brigham and Women's Hospital, Channing Laboratory, Boston
  • Walter Churchill Willett MD, DrPH, Chair, Department of Nutrition Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition Department of Nutrition, Department of Epidemiology, Boston
  • Susan E. Hankinson, MPH, ScD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard School Public Health, Channing Laboratory, Boston

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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