Delegation from Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital Ras Al Khaimah Visits Gulf Medical University to Strengthen Collaboration in Healthcare, Research, Education

A high profile delegation from Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital (SKSH), Ras Al Khaimah, visited Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, on September 11, 2019, with the aim of further strengthening the existing collaboration between both the institutions in the fields of healthcare, research and education. The visiting delegation included Dr. Chang Suk Suh – CEO, Dr. Myung-Whun Sung – former CEO, Dr. Ji Min Chang – CMO and other important officials.

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The delegation was received at GMU by the Chancellor Prof. Hossam Hamdy, accompanied by Prof. Salem Chouaib – Vice Chancellor Research and Director of Thumbay Research Institute for Precision Medicine, Prof. Manda Venkatramana – Vice Chancellor Academics & Dean of the College of Medicine, and the Deans of the colleges under GMU.

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The SKSH delegation held a meeting with the Chancellor and Vice Chancellors of GMU, discussing ways to further strengthen the existing ties in research and education, to achieve significant improvements in patient care and to combat the prevalence of lifestyle diseases. Both institutions also reaffirmed their commitment to work closely to develop joint efforts to support scientific research, health services and knowledge dissemination, and to also cooperate in developing and training healthcare professionals, conducting joint research projects, organizing joint conferences and training and exchange of information.

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The delegates visited the cutting-edge research center of Gulf Medical University – the Thumbay Research Institute for Precision Medicine, as well as the Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare (CASH). The delegation also visited the state-of-the-art healthcare facilities at Thumbay Medicity; the Thumbay University Hospital, Thumbay Dental Hospital and the Thumbay Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital, all Academic Health Centers of the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System.

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Prof. Hossam Hamdy said that Gulf Medical University was keen to explore more areas of collaboration with SKSH. “We look forward to working closely with Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital, in accordance with GMU’s strategic plan of developing ties with leading institutions in academics, healthcare and research, worldwide. With our strategic partnerships with renowned international universities and leading industry partners, GMU is now positioned to broadly disseminate discoveries and to rapidly deliver treatments to patients,” he explained.