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Khalaf Al Habtoor sponsors Harvard Medical Research fellowship

by Erin Mc Cafferty

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The Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research (DHFMR) on March 14 announced the establishment of the Khalaf Al Habtoor Harvard Medical Research Fellowship, in conjunction with the Harvard Foundation for Medical Research.

This substantial educational award will offer a qualified post-doctoral researcher, from the UAE or the Middle East, the opportunity to work for up to three years at a research centre or laboratory, based at Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health or one of the Harvard Medical School’s affiliated hospitals.

DHFMR Research Fellowships are intended to give recipients the chance to explore fundamental scientific questions that lead to a better understanding of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases. Their research relates to population groups within the Middle East region, and contributes significant knowledge to their host laboratory at Harvard.
Mr Khalaf was joined by a number of representatives from the Dubai Harvard Foundation, including Jeffrey Flier, MD, Dean of the Harvard Medical School faculty and DHFMR President, Dr Ajay Singh, the Executive Director of the Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research and Robin J. Wheatley, the Director of Administration and Resource Development.

“With Mr Khalaf Al Habtoor’s generous support, DHFMR can advance its mission to recognise talented young investigators from the Middle East region,” added Jeffrey Flier, MD, Dean of the Harvard Medical School faculty and DHFMR President. “We are delighted to have this opportunity to identify and support the next generation of researchers in the Middle East.”
“It is an honour to support the work of the Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research,” said Mr Khalaf Al Habtoor, “and the research fellowship will have a significant impact on the recipient’s career. Their experience and expertise will greatly benefit our country and our region.”

A request for applicants was issued by DHFMR on March 31 and applications are currently being reviewed by the DHFMR’s Scientific Advisory Committee.
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