Dubai: In an effort to promote objective scientific research and evidence-based medicines, the Al Jalila Foundation has pledged 8 million dirhams and has partnered with Mohammad bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences ( MBRU) to advance local medical research on diseases affecting humanity. The funds will help advance biomedical research and contribute to the UAE’s thriving research ecosystem.
The partnership will foster collaboration within the research community, create opportunities for students and faculty to further their education and explore ways to support each other’s research goals.
Strengthening research traditions
Dr Raja Al Gurg, Board Member of the Al Jalila Foundation and Chairman of the Board, said: âThe investment of the Al Jalila Foundation in medical research reaffirms our commitment to integrate research and development. innovation in the fabric of the nation’s health safeguarding strategy. We are proud to partner with MBRU, a leading academic and research institution in the United Arab Emirates, to strengthen and complement the research conducted by the foundation. “
The two entities have worked in close collaboration since their creation. To date, the foundation has awarded scholarships to 18 postgraduate and 17 undergraduate students pursuing medical studies at MBRU, investing Dh13 million to advance the medical expertise of the UAE. The foundation also awarded six research grants in the areas of cardiovascular disease, cancer and mental health.
Advance medical research
Dr Abdulkareem Sultan Al Olama, CEO of the Al Jalila Foundation, added: âScientific research is an essential resource for discovering new ways to diagnose and treat diseases affecting humanity. The Al Jalila Foundation and MBRU share a commitment to advance medical research into treatments that will benefit the people of the United Arab Emirates. This agreement combines the strengths of our institutions and we are convinced that it will have a positive impact on people’s lives.
Dr Amer Sharif, Vice-Chancellor MBRU, commented: âThe Al Jalila Foundation and MBRU have a long history of collaboration. They have supported our mission since its inception and we are very honored to unite again to advance healthcare through an integrated academic healthcare system.
He added: âWe recognize the important role that scientific research plays. This commitment is a valuable resource that will further stimulate research in the UAE and allow scientists at the MBRU to further advance their work. It will also strengthen the enabling environment for scientific and clinical research that will improve health outcomes for individuals and communities, in line with the goals of the Dubai Academic Health Corporation. With the Al Jalila Foundation, we will strengthen Dubai’s position on the world map.
Al Jalila’s long tradition of supporting medical research
Since its inception in 2013, the Al Jalila Foundation has offered opportunities to increase innovative and impactful medical research, investing Dh28 million to award 100 research grants and nine international research grants to leading global institutions in the world. UK, US and Japan to find solutions. for the region’s biggest health challenges. In line with the vision of positioning the UAE at the forefront of medical innovation, the foundation established the first independent multidisciplinary biomedical research institute with an investment of MAD 300 million, funded solely by philanthropic partners.
By supporting talented scientists and investing in groundbreaking research, the Al Jalila Foundation is developing the next generation of innovators in health sciences.
For more information, visit the Al Jalila Foundation website: www.aljalilafoundation.ae