• ‎  With a Participation of more than 1200 Delegates Hamdan ‎Medical Award Hold its Second Webinar ‎Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al ‎Maktoum ‎Award for Medical Sciences held the second webinar in its Winner’s ‎Webinar ‎series.
  • First International UAE Society for Rare Diseases Congress ‎Recommends Premarital and Newborn Genome Screening for ‎Prevention of Rare DiseasesThe first International UAE Society for ‎Rare Diseases concluded at the end of two days of activities, in which ‎‎80 speakers presented 23 lectures and 9 workshops.
  • Hamdan Medical Award Holds the first of the 12th Term Winners' WebinarsSheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al ‎Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences held the first webinar in its ‎series on the topic of infectious diseases
  • ‎13th International Conference of the Islamic Organization for Medical ‎Sciences Issues Islamic Document for Promotion of Sexual HealthThe Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award ‎for Medical Sciences participated in the 13th International Conference of ‎the Islamic Organization for Medical Sciences.
  • Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan bin Rashid Honors Winners of the 12th term of ‎Hamdan Medical awardSheikh Rashid bin Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Supreme ‎Chairman of the Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic ‎Performance and Patron of the Sheik ...

Research Centre

The Award has established the Research Center in line with its mission to provide the optimal support for the Medical field, and to enrich the scientific research in the UAE. The center set up the standards to offer the researchers the required financial and scientific resources to help them conduct research. It follows the guidelines for research funding and project selection processes, besides it has a distinguished scientific committee that cooperates with eminent external referees, the thing that encouraged young researchers to improve their skills and expand their potentials to fill the gaps in researches in UAE.

Prof: Sehamuddin Galadari - Chairman
Prof. Yousuf M. Abdulrazzaq - Member
Prof. Christopher Frank Howarth - Member
Prof. Salah Gariballa - Member
Prof. Bassam Ali - Member
Dr. Stephany El-Hayek - Member
Dr. Tom Loney- Member


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The United Arab Emirates University and the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al ‎Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences stressed the importance of joint ‎cooperation between the two parties to enhance the strategic partnership,
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-‎Maktoum Award for Medical ‎Sciences has signed a ‎Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Mohammed ‎Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences ‎‎(MBRU),
It’s a Landmark Achievement for the United Arab Emirates in the Field of research. Gulf Medical University Will participate in advance research programs through this facility.
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award has allocated 2.5 million AED to fund 15 scientific research projects from UAE University, Sharjah University, New York Abu Dhabi University, DHA and MBRU. This brings the total number of projects to have received support and/or funding from the Award since its establishment in 1999 to around 700.
The Medical Research Support Center, a division of the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, has announced the identification of new mutations in two genes causing hearing loss in two Emirati families.
The Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences announced that it has received 90 new requests for funding of scientific medical projects in its 11th term (2019-2020).
Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences invites applications for funding of scientific medical projects from the United Arab Emirates, for its 11th term (2019-2020).
Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences invites applications for funding scientific medical projects from the United Arab Emirates, for its 10th term (2017-2018).
Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for medical sciences, allocated 2 million AED to fund 10 scientific projects from the United Arab Emirates University, University of Sharjah, New York Abu Dhabi University, and Dubai Health Authority, this bring the total number of the studies funded by the award, since it`s establishing in1999 until now to reach 132.

Research Grant 1st Term (1999-2000)

Principal Investigator

Project Title

Dr. Frank Christopher Howarth

Contractile Dysfunction in Diabetes Cardiomyopathy

Prof. Rengasamy Padmanabhan

Studies on Teratogenic Mechanism of Vigabatrin

Prof. Valsamma Eapen

Epidemiological Study of Development and Behavioural Disorders in Three-Year Old Children: a United Arab Emirates Study

Prof. Senarath Dissanayake

Molecular Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of Mycobacterial Infections in the United Arab Emirates

Dr. Jose Joseph

The Role of Transforming Growth Factor Beta and Interleukins in the Modulation of Airway Inflammation in Atopic and Non-atopic Asthma in United Arab Emirates Nationals with Asthma

Dr. Maha Ibrahim Mustafa

Immunopathogenesis of Asthma in the United Arab Emirates

Dr. Rafia Ghobash

The Prevalence of Psychiatric Disorders in the Elderly Population in the United Arab Emirates

Dr. Edward Adeyemie

The Clinical and Experimental Study of Physiology and Pathophysiology of Obesity in the United Arab Emirates

Dr. Ghazal Aswad Saad

Confidential Inquiries into Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in United Arab Emirates

Dr. Tony Revel

Impact of Asthma Mini-clinics on the Care of Children with Asthma

Research Grant 2nd Term (2001-2002)

Principal Investigator

Project Title

Dr. Erol A. Baysal

A Rapid Diagnostic RT-PCR Method to Study the Expression of Globin Genes Semi-Quantitative mRNA Ratios Among the UAE National Patients with Thalassemia and Hb Disease

Dr. M.A Khidir

Cloning and Characterization of Non-Fimbrial Adhesion Genes from Uropathogenic E. coli

Prof. Lihad Al Gazali

Subtelomeric Chromosome Rearrangements in Children with Unexplained Mental Retardation in the Population of the UAE

Prof. Senarath Dissanayake

Molecular Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of Mycobacterial Infections in the United Arab Emirates

Dr. Ghada Khalil Al Tajir

Epidemiology, Preventability and Health Costs of Adverse Drug Events at Al –Qassimi Hospital

Prof. Enyioma Obineche

Endothelein, Nitric Oxide, Homocysteine, Lipid and Lipoprotein Profile as Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Normotensive and Hypertensive UAE Nationals Compared to Selected Expatriate Groups

Dr. Jose Joseph

Transforming Growth Factor - Beta may Suppress IgE Production in Non- Atopic Asthma

Prof. John Morrison

Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy and Mechanisms Underlying its Effect on the Cardiovascular and Other System

Dr. Hussein Sadi

Bone Mineral Density of the Spine and Femur in UAE Female Anthropometric, Reproductive and Lifestyle Factors

Prof. Tahir Rizvi

Development of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) Based in Self Inactivating Vectors and Packaging Cell lines for Potential Use in Human Gene Therapy

Dr. Ra'ed Abu Odeh

Transforming of Cryptococcus Neoformans to Hygromycin B Resistance, using Agrobacterium tumefaciens

Dr. Fawaz Chik Torab

Evaluation of the Role of Resorption Capacity of Inflamed Peritoneum of Inflammatory Mediators in the Pathogenesis of Systemic Sepsis in Acute Peritoneal Model

Dr. Yusufali Afzal Hussein

Prevalence of Ischemic Heart Diseases, Diabetes Mellitus and their risk factors.

Dr. Charles Leduc / Prof. Richard L Reed

A Randomized Clinical trial of an Intervention to Improve Quality of Hypertension Care in Diabetic Patients in Primary Health Centre in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Research Grant 3rd Term (2003-2004)

Principal Investigator

Project Title

Prof. Senarath Dissanayake

A Carbohydrate Adjuvant Vaccine for Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

Dr. Srdjan Denic

Effect of Consanguinity on the Spreading and Prevalence of Gene Mutations of Common Hemoglobinopathies and Other Red-Blood-Cell Disorders: a Computer Simulation Study

Prof. Abdu Adem

Effects of Volume - Depletion of Neurohormones in the Camels

Dr. Sehamuddin Galadari

Biochemical and Cell Biological Characterization of the Human Neutral Ceramidase

Dr. Hussein Saadi

Prevention and Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency in Arabian Women – Efficacy of Intermittent High Dose Vitamin D Regimen

Prof.Miodrag Lukic

Role of Galectin -3 in the Induction of Inflammatory Autoimmunity: An analysis in experimentally Induced Type-1 Diabetes in Mice

Dr. Manal Awad

Validity and Reliability of the EORTC Core Quality of Life Questionnaire (QLQ-C30) in Breast Cancer Patients in an Arab Sample

Prof. Rengasamy Padmanabhan

Reproductive Toxicologic Studies on Topiramate in the Mouse

Dr. Mohamed Naveed

Genotype and Phenotype Correlation of a Very Rare Heterogeneous Form of Skeletal Dysplasia Affecting Several Generations of UAE National Family

Prof. Wim Lammers

Mapping the Mechanism of Birth

Dr. Tahir Rizvi

Genetic Recombination among Lentiviral Vector RNAs: Implications for the Development of Retroviral Vectors for Gene Therapy

Research Grant 4th Term (2005-2006)

Principal Investigator

Project Title

Prof. John F. B Morrison

The Generation and Spread of Electrical and Contractile Activities in Smooth Muscles of the Lower Urinary Tract and the Effects of Aging and Diabetes

Prof. Valsamma Eapen

Prevalence, Risk Factors and Co-morbidity of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Comparative Study between UAE and UK

Dr. A. S. Binbrek

Reduction of Infarct Size by Administration of Erythropoietin, an Anti-injury Agent

Prof. R Padmanabhan

Reproductive Toxicology Studies on Lamotrigine(LTG) in the Mouse Effect of Folate Supplementation

Dr. Inaam Bashir Hassan

Immune Reponse versus Molecular Responses in Patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia Treated with Imatinib; Influence of BCR-ABl Kinase Mutation

Dr. Kazzam El Sadig

Cardiac Remodeling and Ventricular Interaction in Patients with Thalassemia Major: Detailed Echocardiograific and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Evaluation in Relation to Neurohormones and Collagen Markers

Prof. Abdu Adem

Potential Role of Immune and Inflammatory Molecules in Pathogenesis of Excitotoxic Neurodegeneration: a Model of Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Samir Attoub

Pharmacological Control of Lung and Colon Cancer Cell Invasion and Tumour Growth by the NR-KB Pathway Inhibitors

Prof. Georg Petroianu

New Oximes for Reactivation of Red Blood Cell Acetylcholinesterase Inhibited by Organophosphorus Compounds

Dr. Ahmed Hassan Al Marzouqi

Characterization and Functional Analysis of the Putative Chromatin Remodeling Protein fun30

Dr. Omar Al Agnaf

Testing Inhibitors of Asynuclein Aggregation and Toxicity in Cell and Animal Models: Implications for Parkinson's and Related Disorders Therapy

Dr. Safa Aldeen Saudi Shehab

Does High Frequency Stimulation of the Substantia Nigra Suppress Tonic Epileptic Seizures

Prof. Ernest Adeghate

Effect of Pancreatic Beta Cell Transplantation on the Metabolic Parameters of Diabetic Rats

Prof. Miodrag L Lukic

Roles of TH-1 and TH-17 cells in the Pathogenesis of Diabetes and Spontaneous Diabetes in NOD Mice

Research Grant 5th Term (2007-2008)

Principal Investigator

Project Title

Dr. Nisrine Bissar Tadmouri

Genetic and Clinical Characteristics of Maturity-onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY) in Patients from the United Arab Emirates

Dr. Nader Gholi Lessan

CGMS Analysis During Ramadan and the Development of a Diabetes Simulator for the Education of Diabetes Patients in the United Arab Emirates

Dr. Sausan Al Kawas

Quantitative Analysis of Mercury Burden in the Waste Water Released from the Dental Clinics in United Arab Emirates

Prof. Frank C. Howarth

Remodeling of Ca2+ Transport Proteins Cardiac Muscle Dysfunction in the Zucker Diabetic Fatty Rat.

Dr. Ibrahim Mahmoud Abdou

Novel Pyrimidine Analogues as Selective Insulin Receptors Activators

Dr. Suhail Al Salam

Prevalence of Human Papilloma and Expression of E6, E7, p16, pRb, ki-67 and bcl2 in Uterine Cervical Cancers in Apopulation of United Arab Emirates Nationals

Prof. Sehamuddin Galadari

The Generation and Spread of Electrical and Contractile Activities in Smooth Muscles of the Lower Urinary Tract and the Effects of Aging and Diabetes

Dr. Eric Paschal Kwodwo Menash Brown

Roles of Toll-like Receptor -2 Ligands in the Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Diabetes: An Analysis in Multiple Low Dose Streptozotocin-induced Diabetes in Wild Type, Interferon Gamma and iNOS Deficient Mice

Prof. Mohd Yousif Hassan

Effects of Environmental Factors on Chronic Experimental Neurodegeneration

Dr. Nemmar Abderrahim

Mechanisms of Adverse Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Effects of Particulate Air Pollution.

Prof. Yousuf M. Abdul Razzaq

Reproductive Toxicologic Studies on Lamotrigine (LTG) in the Mouse: Effect of Folate Supplementation

Prof. Earnest Adeghate

Effect of Pancreatic Beta Cell Transplantation on the Metabolic Parameters of Diabetic Rats

Research Grant 6th Term (2009-2010)

Principal Investigator

Project Title

Dr. Habiba I. Ali

Implementation of a community based Diabetes nutrition education program for Emirati adults with type – II Diabetes

Dr. Manal Awad

Type- II Diabetes and periodical disease: A comparison between diabetic and non-diabetic subjects

Dr. Hawamdeh, Sana

Long-term cognitive effects in chemotherapy-treated breast cancer clients in UAE

Dr. Wael Mohamed Abdel-Rahman

Impact of genetic instability on tumor progression and resistance to cytotoxic treatment: role of p53, wnt signalling and their interaction with anti-apoptotic factors

Dr. Zaarour, Rania, Faouzi

Analysis and manipulation of tumor microenvironment towards control of tumor progression

Dr. Abu Odeh, Ra’ed O.

The effect of hypoxia-induced HIF-1 and STAT3 in the tumor microenvironment and the use of recombinant vectors to activate anti-tumor immune response.

Dr. El Hadi Hussein Aburawi

Cardiovascular Diaseses risk factors in UAE adolescents and young adult with type – 1 and type- 2 diabetes mellitus.

Research Grant 7th Term (2011-2012)

Principal Investigator

Project Title

Prof. Haider Raza

Elucidation of the molecular mechanisms and metabolic changes in inflammation and diabetes: Antidiabetic and anti-inflammatory effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Dr. Franck C. Howarth

Remodeling of cardiac muscle and Ca2+ transport proteins underlies the transition between normal contraction in pre-diabetic heart and abnormal contraction in genetic and diet-induced type 2 diabetic heart

Prof. Lihadh Al Gazali

Exome sequencing and homozygosity mapping to identify causative genes and mutations in Emirati families with recessive conditions

Dr. Maria J. Fernandez Cabezudo

Neuro-immune modulation of inflammatory diseases: potential role in the amelioration of diabetes.

Prof. Basel K. Al Ramadi

Obesity as a potentiating factor in tumor development:
Implications for cancer immunotherapy

Prof. Earnest Adeghate

The effect of ghrelin on insulin signaling and metabolic parameters of diabetic rats

Dr. Farah Mustafa

Investigation of Mouse Mammary Tumor Virus (MMTV) Presence in the UAE Population: A Putative Viral Agent in Human Breast Cancer

Dr. Ali Al Melaih Al Fazari

Studies on hepatocytes and myocytes toxicities of the lipid lowering agents statins

Dr. Bassam Rushdi Ali

The Pharmacogenomics of Warfarin Metabolism in UAE Population

Prof. Sherif Mohamed Karam

The role of ghrelin in the gastrointestinal tract

Dr. Ali Al Marzouqi

In vitro and In vivo studies of saffron extract as a novel biodegradable anti-cancer drug

Prof. Sehamuddin Galadari

Novel Ceramide-based Chemotherapy for Prostate Carcinoma

Research Grant 8th Term (2013-2014)

Principal Investigator

Project Title

Dr. Fakhreya Yousuf Hussain Mohammed

Matrix metalloproteinases mediate death of oligodendrocytes with increase blood-brain barrier opening in chronic stroke

Dr. Raza Haider

Effects of aspirin and glutathione/N-acety1 Cysteine on streptozotocin- induced metabolic changes in insulin secreting pancreatic beta cells as a model to study type 1 diabetes

Prof. Thomas E. Adrian

TTMP in the Endocrine Pancreas

Dr. Khamis, Badreya, Muhammad

Bone Regeneration for Dental Transplantation

Dr. Ahmed Taher El Serafi

Optimizing the differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells derived from diabetic patients towards insulin secreting beta cells of pancreas

Dr. Syed Mahboob Shah

Risk factors for stroke in United Arab Emirates: a case control study

Prof. Salim Bastaki

Reproductive toxicology studies on a new antiepileptic compound H3R ligand-3-(1H-imidazol-4-y1) propy1 pent-4-enylcarbamate in the mouse.

Dr. Juma M Al Kaabi

A Randomised controlled trial of vitamin supplementation post Bariatric surgery: Sleeve Gastrectomy

Dr. Nabil Sulaiman

Prevalence of Hepatitis C and B infections in Sharjah, UAE

Research Grant 9th Term (2015-2016)

Principal Investigator Project Title
Dr. Abdelaziz Tlili Identification of Genetic and Molecular Basis of hearing loss in two UAE affected families
Dr. Bashair Mohamed Mussa Genetic and transcriptomic analysis of hyperlipidemia in Emirati patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus using saliva and blood samples
Dr. Alia Saeed Albawardi Novel molecular biomarkers of Genitourinary, Breast & Gynecological malignancies in United Arab Emirates population
Dr. Raed AbuOdeh The Effect of Probiotics on Obesity, Metabolic Endotoxemia and Inflammation
Dr. Hadia Radwan Examining Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy, Infant Feeding Method, and Perinatal Mental Health among Women in United Arab Emirates: A Cohort Study
Dr. Adel Bahgat Elmoselhi Effect of Extended Higher Dose of Vitamin D Supplement on Endothelial Dysfunction in Adult Middle-Aged Obese and Vitamin D3 Deficiency Individuals in UAE Population
Dr. Suleiman Mohammad Suleiman Eisa Al-Hammadi Prevalence and Risk Factors of Atopy Among Emiratis
Prof. Narchi Hassib The effects of glucose deprivation on cellular respiration and bioenergetics in murine brain tissue
Prof. Sehamuddin Galadari Study on molecular mechanisms of Sanguinarine induced necroptosis in human colorectal cancer

Research Grant 10th Term (2017-2018)

Principal Investigator

Project Title

Prof Salem Chouaib

Targeting tumor hypoxic microenvironment and its associated pathways in order to design an innovative and integrative anti PD1-based cancer immunotherapy approach.

Dr Basema Saddik

An epidemiological study to evaluate the levels of nicotine and carbon monoxide amongst midwakh users in the UAE

Dr Mohamed Rahmani

Genetic and molecular characterization of recurrent triple negative breast cancer in UAE population

Prof Basel al-Ramadi

Mitochondrial regulation of anti-tumor immunity by MCJ protein: Potential relevance to improving cancer immunotherapy outcome

Dr Goutham Hassan Venkatesh

Comprehensive analysis of hypoxia induced tumor mutational burden and neoantigen generation in breast cancer: Impact on immune surveillance

Dr Mohamed Jamal

Isolation and characterization of CD146+NOTCH3+ subpopulation from different types of dental tissues derived stem cells

Dr Piergiorgio Percipalle

The Function of Nuclear Myosin I in the Regulation of p53 Signaling Pathway

Dr Mohammad Qasaimeh

Isolating urinary prostate cells as a potential biomarker for cancer

Prof Abderrahim Nemmar

Cardiovascular effects of pulmonary exposure to silver nanoparticles in experimental hypertension: influence of size, coating and dose over time

Dr Farhad Kheradmand

Effectiveness of Salovum® in treating symptoms of chronic non-bacterial prostatitis: a pilot clinical study.

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