Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences supports the Biomedical Science Research Day 11 May 2011
Yesterday, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences has supported the Biomedical Science Research Day in Al Ain. More than 450 students from 4 faculties of medicine in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah participated in the day which was organized by the students of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, at Sheikh khalifa Auditorium.
Abdullah Bin Souqat Executive Director of the Award and Dr. Mohamed Hassan Banias Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and health sciences, UAE University, opened the Biomedical Science Research Day. 12 research papers were submitted by students as lectures in addition to 37 papers as posters on many important topics such as pharmacology, public health, microbiology and genetic engineering. 
Also, two Professors participated in the day’s scientific sessions including Prof. David Eisner, University of Manchester, UK. He presented a paper entitled calcium in the heart: from normal function to cardiac arrhythmias.
Also, Prof. Malcolm Alison, London School of medicine and dentistry, presented a research paper entitled "when Stem cells go wrong: initiator and perpetuators of cancer”. 
During the opening ceremony, Abdulla Bin Souqat Executive Director of the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences said that the award gives the priority to encourage young doctors on conducting scientific research to serve the community and respond to the real problems of the health sector in the UAE. 
"All resources of the award are used to achieve that important goal, by providing financial support for such research papers and publishing their results in the award’s Journal of Medical Sciences, which is considered the only electronic and printed medical journal in UAE. The award also shows special interest in students’ continuous medical education by organizing specialized conferences, workshops and training courses. 
Also, in each term of the award local and world top scientists and distinguished researchers who have coordinated in upgrading health sectors and patients’ services are honored. 
Bin Souqat invited all students to work hard to develop their research skills, pointing out that scientific research is the nucleus of establishing statistical databases which can help putting strategic plans for the advancement of health sector in the country. 
He praised the Biomedical Science Research Day, which is considered a good opportunity for future doctors to display their research to their classmates and teachers, stressing on that the students have demonstrated through their research papers that they are qualified to lead the medical field in near future. 
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