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Medical Research in UAE Round Table 1 - May 2, 2005 Medical Research in UAE Round Table 1 - May 2, 2005 Presentation Transcript

  • Medical Research in UAE
    • Round Table 1 - May 2, 2005
    • How to fund basic research and
    • how to link
    • local research laboratories
    • with global centers
  • Medical Research in UAE
    • Round Table 1 - May 2, 2005
    • An insider’s view of research capacity in the region
    • S. George Carruthers MD
    • Professor of Medicine (Clinical Pharmacology)
    • Dean, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
    • United Arab Emirates University
    • Al Ain, UAE
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  • Medical Research in UAE
    • UAE – federation of emirates 1971
    • UAE University established 1976
    • Faculty of Medicine established 1986
      • first medical graduates 1993
      • first health sciences graduates 2005
  • Medical Research in UAE
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
    • Opportunities
    • Threats
  • Medical Research in UAE
    • Strengths
      • Young, energetic country
      • Visionary, enlightened leadership
      • Wealth – a prerequisite for medical research
      • Strong desire to move from developing to developed nation status (including trappings of developed nations)
      • “ transitional” disease status of nation offers research opportunities and challenges (disease of the third world and the developed world)
  • Medical Research in UAE
    • Strengths
      • Research intensive culture in FMHS/UAEU
      • Outstanding laboratories and equipment
      • Experienced investigators
      • Adequate internal funding UAEU and FMHS
      • Adequate external funding
      • Research priority areas linked to national needs
  • Medical Research in UAE
    • Weaknesses
      • The importance of research is not widely appreciated
      • UAE has no “Medical Research Council” or “NIH”
      • Research philanthropy is underdeveloped
      • Disease related support is limited
      • Big “Pharma” is not a player
      • Hospitals and staff have little tradition of research
      • Research does not bring fast returns on investment
      • Regional perspective on ethical issues
      • Uncertainty about intellectual property issues
  • Medical Research in UAE
    • Weaknesses
      • Data bases are inadequate
        • diabetes mellitus (Type 2)
        • cardiovascular health
        • trauma
        • cancer
      • High turnover of faculty
      • Clinical research not well developed (basic sciences research much stronger foundations)
      • The vital circle between basic and clinical sciences (bench to bedside, bedside to bench) is fragile
  • Medical Research in UAE
    • Opportunities
      • HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Awards for Medical Research
      • Terry Fox Cancer Funds, Dubai and Abu Dhabi
      • UAE Red Crescent Association
      • International collaborations
        • British Council
        • Universities, e.g. USA, UK, Sweden
      • International granting agencies
        • Wellcome Foundation
        • Michael J. Fox Foundation
        • Other international granting agencies
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  • Red Crescent
  • Medical Research in UAE
    • Threats
      • Lack of critical mass of investigators
      • Lack of infrastructure
      • Fragmentation, lack of central “plan”
      • Inability to complete projects
        • cultural barriers
        • turnover in faculty, staff
        • funding short-falls for “mega-projects”
  • Medical Research at UAEU
    • Priority Research Areas at FMHS
    • “…to develop medical scientists and to support programmes of research in the basic medical sciences and clinical sciences, with emphasis on areas of special need in the United Arab Emirates…”
    • Mission Statement of FMHS, 2001
  • Medical Research at UAEU
    • Priority Research Areas at FMHS
      • Congenital and developmental disorders
      • Cancer
      • Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases
      • Immunology and infection
      • Neurosciences
      • Trauma
      • Aging and degenerative diseases
  • Medical Research at UAEU
      • Congenital and developmental disorders
        • consanguinity common
        • high morbidity and mortality in childhood
        • thalassemia, G-6PD deficiency
      • Links to Al Maktoum Centre for Arabic Genetics, Dubai
      • Major research conference in Dubai 2003
      • Al-Ghazali syndrome named after Professor Lihadh Al-Ghazali at FMHS by Malaysian investigators in 2004
  • Medical Research at UAEU
      • Cancer
        • Tissue bank
        • Cancer registry
        • Cell biology (anatomy, biochemistry)
        • Genetics and cancer
        • Gynecological cancer/screening
        • Psychological aspects of cancer in families
      • Cancer conference planning includes regional and world congresses
  • Medical Research at UAEU
      • Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases
        • Rodent models of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus
        • Isolated cardiomyoctes
        • Islet cell transplantation
        • Natriuretic peptides in heart failure (clinical)
        • Cardiac remodelling (clinical)
      • Clinical investigation of Diabetes Complications in collaboration with UAEU Research Affairs, Research Triangle International and UAE Red Crescent Association
      • International conference in 2001, planned 2006 in Al Ain
  • Medical Research at UAEU
      • Immunology and infection
        • Bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, virology
        • Immunology
        • Innate immunity
        • Th1/Th2 modelling
        • Epidemiology
        • Zoonoses
        • Emerging infections
      • International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases 2005, Al Ain
  • Medical Research at UAEU
      • Neurosciences
        • Neuroanatomy
        • Neurophysiology
        • Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology
        • Autonomic function and disease
        • Epilepsy modeling
        • Brain imaging
        • Toxicology
      • International conference planned in November 2005, Al Ain
  • Medical Research at UAEU
      • Trauma
        • morbidity and mortality from Road Traffic Accidents
          • Seat belt use, speed
          • Cyclist safety
        • morbidity and mortality from workplace accidents
        • Trauma Registry
          • Special injuries such as scapular, spinal, pelvic fractures
          • Radiological assessment of trauma victims
        • Monash-UAEU Road Safety Centre in Al Ain ( Faculties of Engineering and Medicine & Health sciences in conjunction with GM Australia)
        • ATLS programs (American College of Surgeons)
        • FAST ultrasonography program for trauma assessment
  • Medical Research at UAEU
    • Priority Research Areas at FMHS
      • Congenital and developmental disorders
      • Cancer
      • Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases
      • Immunology and infection
      • Neurosciences
      • Trauma
      • Aging and degenerative diseases
      • www.uaeu.fmhs.ac.ae
  • Medical Research at UAEU
    • Links with Global Centers
      • They already exist
      • There is a lot of room for further development
      • Foundations of relationships need to be robust
        • Challenges in UAE include developing of true academic health centers and academic networks
        • Excellent medical research needs context of excellent patient care and education
        • Medicine for profit is unlikely to encourage research
        • International partnerships should be win-win
        • Global partners should demonstrate regional commitment
  • Medical Research at UAEU
    • Building a Superior Healthcare System
      • Superior Healthcare Systems integrate
        • Superior healthcare based on evidence and high standards
        • Superior education of patients and health professionals
        • A spirit of curiosity, together with a commitment to research
        • A commitment to quality improvement
        • A commitment to ongoing accreditation
        • Superior Healthcare Systems require effort!
  • Medical Research at UAEU
    • Building a Superior
    • Healthcare System
      • UAE University and the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences are open to partnerships.
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