Doha – June 3, 2023: Dr. Rayaz Malik of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has been ranked the number one researcher in medicine in Qatar by Research.com, an independent research portal that compiles a global list of high-achieving scientists each year.
In addition to being ranked number one in Qatar, the Research.com list also ranked Dr. Malik among the top 10,000 researchers in medicine in the world. The ranking is determined by analyzing the number of influential pieces of research authored by the scientist, combined with awards, fellowships and academic recognition they have received from leading research institutions and government agencies.
Dr. Malik, Professor of medicine and assistant dean for clinical investigations at WCM-Q has published more than 450 papers. He has been in WCM-Q for nine years, ......read more
Organized as part of Doha Festival City's #FestivalCares CSR program, the campaign aims to encourage quiting smoking and raise awareness on the negative impacts of tobacco cultivation.
Doha, Qatar – 1 June, 2023 – Doha Festival City, Qatar’s ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, having revamped its brand positioning “It’s my Place, my Choice”, has joined forces with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to launch a 4 days awareness campaign on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day.
Observed annually on May 31st, World No Tobacco Day serves as a global initiative led by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness about the health risks associated with tobacco use.
Held from May 31st to June 3rd, The campaign aims to educate the community about the ......read more
Doha – May 30, 2023: Three Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) experts have addressed major health concerns facing communities around the world today in the latest instalments of the Health and YOU: Community Wellness Series.
In three separate webinars, the experts discussed the latest advances in diabetes prevention and management, plastics and human health, and finding quality health information online. The webinars were organized by the Institute for Population Health (IPH) at WCM-Q.
WCM-Q Assistant Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology Consultant at Qatar Metabolic Institute, Dr. Tariq Chukir, presented a webinar titled "Diabetes - Recent Advances in Prevention and Management." During the webinar, he urged people above the age of 45 or those with risk factors to get screened for diabetes. He stated that ......read more
Doha – May 24, 2023: Third- and fourth-year medical students from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) had the opportunity to participate in the second iteration of an in-demand elective on telehealth, further demonstrating the growing importance of remote technology-driven patient care.
Titled “Telehealth and Tele Simulation Clinical Elective,” the two-week online elective was held in collaboration with the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Virtual Care (CVC) in New York. The course was designed to encourage medical students to learn about and practice conducting remote interprofessional simulated patient evaluations with the aid of diverse technologies, emphasizing the impact of telehealth, telemedicine, and technologies on provider-to-provider and provider-to-patient communication and interpersonal skills.
The ......read more
The awareness campaign, organized as part of Doha Festival City's #FestivalCares CSR program, aims to promote education and awareness about this critical issue that affects the community.
Doha, Qatar – 10 May 2023: Doha Festival City, Qatar’s ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, having recently revamped its brand positioning “It’s my Place, my Choice”, has partnered with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to raise awareness about mental health in the local community.
The mall is once again taking steps to promote the health and wellbeing of its visitors and the wider community, this time focusing on mental health. In time for Mental Health Awareness Month typically observed in May, Doha Festival City is taking a proactive approach by raising ......read more
Doha – May 6, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) held a series of workshops on biostatistical methods and interpretation to help healthcare professionals improve their research skills.
Titled “Certificate in the Analysis of Medical Data: Applied Biostatistics for Healthcare Professionals,” the Certificate offers three workshops (introductory, intermediate, and advanced) aimed at enabling healthcare professionals to better organize, manage, and analyze their data and correctly interpret and summarize its results. The workshops are applied in nature, allowing participants to learn about biostatistical concepts through case studies that use statistical software.
The overall learning objectives are to enable participants to enter and manage data using statistical software; perform bivariate and multivariate ......read more
Doha – May 3, 2023: Two physicians with expertise in polycystic ovary syndrome and the growth of nodules on the thyroid gland gave lectures in the latest instalments of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Grand Rounds series.
WCM-Q alumnus Dr. Tania Jaber, now a consultant endocrinologist at Hamad Medical Corporation, spoke about thyroid nodules, which are abnormal growths in the thyroid gland, located at the front of the neck. Thyroid nodules are relatively common and in the majority of cases are benign (noncancerous), explained Dr. Jaber. Nonetheless, anyone who notices a new growth or unusual lump in the neck (or any other part of the body) should always see a doctor to have the issue investigated professionally, she said. Dr. Jaber, who also holds the position of assistant professor of clinical medicine at ......read more
Doha – April 16, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) recently held a two-day workshop to provide physicians, allied health professionals, researchers, and educators training in the use of evidence-based music interventions to treat a variety of health conditions.
Titled ‘Management of Social, Emotional, Cognitive and Neurological Disorders Using Evidence-Based Music Therapy Techniques,’ the workshop offered attendees presentations and symptomatology of common social, cognitive, and neurological disorders, and guidelines on how to refer, plan, conduct, and report a music therapy session.
Participants had the opportunity to understand how music and music tools, such as drumming circles, can help individuals foster self-esteem and express emotions, and how evidence-based sensorimotor and ......read more
Doha – April 3, 2023: Final-year medical students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) celebrated a successful Match Day as they secured residency places to continue their training at elite institutions in Qatar and the US.
The fourth-year medical students, who will graduate in May, gathered at WCM-Q to hear that members of the class had matched with leading residency training programs at prestigious institutions, including Hamad Medical Corporation, Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Case Western/University Hospital Cleveland, University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Massachusetts General Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center & Columbia University, among many others.
The medical specialties the new doctors will be pursuing once they ......read more
Doha – March 14, 2023: Researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have, together with colleagues from Canada and the U.S., reviewed whether metformin is a drug that can protect against diseases other than type 2 diabetes. The review was published in Metabolism, a leading journal dedicated to human metabolism research.
In the late 1950s, metformin was used to treat type 2 diabetes. Today, the drug continues to be the preferred choice for millions of people living with the condition. A collection of encouraging pre-clinical and clinical findings has sparked interest in re-purposing the drug to treat several other diseases, such as COVID-19.
Titled ‘Metformin: Is it a drug for all reasons and diseases?’ The objectives of the review were to evaluate the putative mechanism(s) of action of ......read more
Doha – March 13, 2023: The Institute for Population Health (IPH) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) held a one-day symposium to discuss population health challenges and outcomes, and ways to promote health.
The symposium was designed to enable healthcare practitioners to look to the future of healthcare and sustainability, understand what equitable culturally competent patient care means, and become ‘change agents’ who can promote physical, mental, and social wellbeing.
Topics under discussion included population health challenges and the emerging paradigm of health and disease, sustainability of the global lifestyle medicine movement, perspectives at the confluence of pandemics, and public health priorities in the region. In addition, an interactive panel discussion focused on public health ......read more
Doha – March 12, 2023: Fifty Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) pre-medical students recently visited Aspetar hospital to learn about the application of biomechanics in sports medicine. The trip provided a unique opportunity for students to see firsthand how physics principles are used in the treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries.
During the one-day visit, the students toured different departments within the hospital, including the movement and assessment analysis laboratory and hydropathy pools, the altitude dormitory and climate chamber, the podiatry and virtual reality departments, the motion capture lab, and the medical imaging department. At each department the students learnt about the specific tools and technologies used to diagnose and treat athletes.
Before the tour of the ......read more
Doha – March 7, 2023: The Institute for Population Health (IPH) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) recently held a webinar that examined anxiety and related disorders, and how to manage them.
The webinar titled, ‘Anxiety: When your worrying becomes worrying’, was delivered by Dr. Zahra Naqvi, assistant professor of psychiatry at WCM-Q, and discussed diseases such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Dr. Naqvi explained that anxiety is a common disorder in our society and can cause a significant impairment in social, occupational, and other areas of living. Even when therapy services are provided not everyone takes advantage because of the stigma associated with the ......read more
The awareness campaign, held under the mall’s #FestivaCares CSR
programme, aimed to encourage the community to learn more about kidney health and contribute to saving lives
Doha, Qatar – 7 March 2023: Doha Festival City, Qatar’s ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, having recently revamped its brand positioning “It’s my Place, my Choice”, has partnered with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to mark World Kidney Day 2023.
The World Kidney Day Joint Steering Committee has declared 2023 to be the year of “Kidney Health for All-Preparing for the unexpected, supporting the vulnerable!” This year’s event has focused on the importance of preparation for unexpected events for kidney patients, urging people to learn more about the vital role that their ......read more
Doha – March 1, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) alumna Dr. Afaf Osman has been presented with a highly coveted award by the American Society of Hematology (ASH).
Dr. Osman, who graduated from WCM-Q in 2014, is one of only six awardees in the US in the clinical junior faculty section of the 2023 Scholar Awards handed out this year by ASH, which is regarded as the world’s leading professional hematology society. The ASH scholarship awards recognize the achievements of emerging research scientists in the field of hematology and also provide financial support to help them transition from training programs to careers as independent investigators.
After graduating with her MD degree from WCM-Q, Dr. Osman completed three years of residency training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, ......read more
Doha – February 28, 2023: Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have analyzed vast amounts of genetic and protein-related data to determine the effectiveness of genetics-based personalized medicine for Arabs.
While personalized medicine holds huge potential for assessing disease risk for individuals, a weakness of the science is its reliance on genetic data that have been drawn largely from populations with European/Caucasian ancestry.
This is because physicians use large, population-wide genetic datasets to identify genes associated with diseases, which they then compare with the genetic information of individuals. This information is then combined with other factors, such as environment and lifestyle, to generate a ‘polygenic risk score’ for chronic conditions such as heart disease, ......read more
Doha – February 12, 2023: The Institute for Population Health (IPH) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) recently held a webinar to discuss ways to reduce the risk of lifestyle diseases associated with being overweight and obese.
The webinar titled, ‘Plain talk about weight loss’ was delivered by Dr. Ravinder Mamtani, professor of population health sciences and vice dean for population health and lifestyle medicine at WCM-Q, and professor of medicine at the Center for Global Health, New York.
According to the World Obesity Atlas, there are currently 770 million people worldwide living with obesity, and by 2030 the number is expected to rise to 1 billion. In Qatar, the obesity prevalence in women and men is likely to be 51 % and 43 % respectively by 2030.
Research shows that people who ......read more
Doha – February 1, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) clinician and researcher Dr. Rayaz Malik has been ranked among the world’s leading experts in the fields of diabetic neuropathy and diabetes complications.
Dr. Malik, professor of medicine and assistant dean for clinical investigations at WCM-Q, was ranked 7th for diabetic neuropathies (nerve damage) and 13th for diabetes complications, in a ranking of the most influential clinical researchers across the world.
This list was independently compiled by Expertscape, the world’s leading index of academic achievement and expertise in healthcare. It ranks the performance of researchers impartially, using a series of objective metrics to judge the number and quality of research papers and the impact factor of the journals in which they have been ......read more
Doha – January 25, 2023: More than 250 participants, including teachers, school counselors, high school students, and parents attended this year’s edition of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) High School Medical Conference (HSMC) that was hosted on campus by the Office of Student Outreach and Educational Development.
The conference brought together highly motivated students, aspiring to become the next generation of medical leaders, generated interest in pursuing a career in medicine, and offered a glimpse into life as a WCM-Q medical student. It also provided a valuable platform to engage educators across the entire spectrum of STEM disciplines.
The one-day event featured professional development workshops on several topics, including steps towards a complete application, reading and writing ......read more
Doha – January 23, 2023: A Qatari medical student at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has presented research into a rare and incurable form of blood cancer at the 64th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition, which took place in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Second-year medical student Haya Al Ansari gave a presentation about a clinical research trial she worked on with a team of doctors from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. The trial investigated the efficacy of two existing drugs that could help in the treatment of mantle cell lymphoma, which remains incurable. Al Ansari presented to more than 4,000 delegates from different parts of the world at the event.
While mantle cell lymphoma can be treated with a number of drugs and put into remission, it cannot be cured fully because drug resistance ......read more
Doha – December 28, 2022: Two expert speakers discussed ways to address pressing population health issues in the latest instalments of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Population Health and Wellbeing webinar series.
The latest webinar featured Dr. Sheela Nambiar, president of the Indian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, discussing the central importance of regular exercise for overall health and wellbeing. Prior to that, Dr. Shagufta Feroz, founder and president of the Pakistan Association of Lifestyle Medicine gave a presentation about the health benefits of eating in synchronization with the body’s natural biorhythms.
The series is delivered by WCM-Q’s Institute for Population Health (IPH) and is designed to share expert knowledge on major global health challenges such as the epidemic of ......read more
Doha – December 26, 2022: A study entitled ‘Epidemiology of herpes simplex virus type 2 in Europe: Systematic review, meta-analyses, and meta-regressions’ has been published in the prestigious journal Lancet Regional Health-Europe by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q).
The study found that about 10 percent of the population of Europe is infected with the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). HSV-2 prevalence is declining in Europe, but at a relatively slow rate of 1 percent per year, lower than that in other world regions. The prevalence was more common in women than men.
The study was conducted by the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group (IDEG) at WCM-Q to address one of the goals of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Global Health Sector Strategy on Sexually Transmitted ......read more
Doha – December 19, 2022: A new study has identified biomarkers that predict survival in critically ill COVID-19 patients with lung dysfunction. The study was conducted in collaboration with Dr. Ali Ait Hussain from the intensive care unit at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and led by Dr. Charbel Abi Khalil at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q).
DNA methylation is considered one of the hallmarks of epigenetics. It regulates the activity of a sequence of DNA by adding methyl groups to the DNA molecule, without altering the sequence itself. It has been recently shown that DNA methylation regulates the activity of the immune system in COVID-19 infections. However, data regarding the death or recovery of COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), an acute and severe lung dysfunction often ......read more
Doha – December 14, 2022: Three leading professors at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have shared information about common health conditions with the community in a series of free online presentations.
Dr. Mai Mahmoud, Dr. Moune Jabre and Dr. Mohamud Verjee spoke about high blood pressure (hypertension), common causes of pelvic pain, and hypothyroidism, respectively. The presentations were part of the Health and YOU Community Wellness Series of talks organized by WCM-Q’s Institute for Population Health (IPH). Dr. Sohaila Cheema, assistant dean for the IPH, said: “We are extremely pleased to be able to draw upon the expertise of such highly qualified speakers. We feel that the public is benefitting a great deal from these talks.”
Dr. Mahmoud, assistant dean for faculty affairs and associate ......read more
Doha – December 11, 2022: Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have made new discoveries about the processes by which fat cells damaged by obesity produce harmful inflammatory molecules that can trigger insulin resistance and ultimately lead to type 2 diabetes.
The research, led by WCM-Q’s Dr. Nayef Mazloum, focused on preadipocytes, which are precursors to fat cells. In obese individuals, some preadipocytes do not become normal, healthy fat cells, but instead become prematurely aged, or senescent. In this dysfunctional senescent state, they begin to secrete increased levels of inflammatory cytokines, including a key cytokine called interleukin-6 (IL-6), as well as other inflammatory molecules. Elevated levels of these inflammatory molecules are known to be associated with insulin resistance and type 2 ......read more
• This was a registry study that examined data from 2005 through 2019 on 17,951 patients diagnosed with hypercholesterolemia at age 20 to 39 in a large health care system composed of multiple academic and community-based practice sites
• Only 30% of the 5,438 patients with severe hypercholesterolemia achieved guideline-directed ≥50% reduction in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and 23% had an LDL-C level persistently 190 mg/dL or greater
• 48.5% of patients with severe hypercholesterolemia were prescribed lipid-lowering therapy
• Of the 12,513 patients with moderate hypercholesterolemia, only 20% received lipid-lowering therapy and only 36% showed at least a 30% reduction in LDL-C
• Women with severe hypercholesterolemia were less likely than men to have ≥50% LDL-C ......read more
Doha – November 2, 2022: The Health Sciences Library and Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) held a two-day course to investigate how the art of communicating science impacts public engagement with health messages at both the individual and population levels.
Titled ‘Leveraging Science Communication Tools to Craft Effective Health Messages,’ the course was directed by Jamie Gray, associate librarian and director of health sciences library at WCM-Q, and was attended by allied health professionals, dentists, educators, nurses, pharmacists, health communicators and physicians.
The course faculty included Dr. Javaid Sheikh, dean of WCM-Q, Dr. Maya Adam, director of health media innovation and clinical assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at ......read more
Doha – October 25, 2022: The Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) held a series of in-person workshops and webinars.
The initiatives are part of CPD’s mission of providing high quality continuing medical education and professional development opportunities for physicians and healthcare professionals based on identified needs and the latest scientific and medical developments. All CPD activities are designed to increase competence, enhance performance in practice, and improve healthcare outcomes for patients.
One such activity was a CPD-hosted workshop on Team-Based Learning (TBL), an evidence based collaborative learning strategy that offers small group learning within large classes. Titled ‘Introduction to Team-Based Learning,’ the syllabus ......read more
The community awareness campaign is run in partnership with the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) to shed a light on breast cancer and the importance of early detection under the #FestivalCares programme
Doha, Qatar – 24, October 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment and the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) launched a joint awareness campaign on breast cancer and the importance of early detection. The campaign is held under the umbrella of the mall’s #FestivalCares initiatives.
The breast cancer awareness activities come as part of the awareness campaign during the month of October, which is internationally recognised as Breast Cancer Awareness Month or The Pink Month. It is generally celebrated in the community through events and initiatives ......read more
Doha – October 11, 2022: A new series by Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) is helping healthcare professionals stay up to date with the latest research into a range of debilitating neurodegenerative conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and various forms of dementia.
The series, titled Protein Misfolding Diseases and Neurodegeneration: From Experimental Approach to Clinical Therapy, is coordinated by the Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at WCM-Q and features online webinars presented by leading medical researchers. The course director is WCM-Q’s Dr. Ali Chaari, assistant professor of biology, an expert in the role of amyloid proteins in the development of neurodegenerative diseases.
The first instalment of the series was presented by Professor ......read more
The awareness campaign held in partnership with Behavioural Health Centre (Daam) aimed to shed light on behavioural health issues and the means to address them effectively
Doha, Qatar – 10 October 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, concluded its awareness campaign for behavioural health issues, held from 5 – 8 October 2022, in partnership with the Behavioural Healthcare Centre (Daam), of the Qatar Social Work Foundation.
The campaign, titled ‘Ard al-Mustaqbal’, which means ‘Future Land’ in English, included a booth located on the ground floor of the mall, where visitors were able to obtain copies of the children’s book published by Daam.
Visitors to the booth also received brochures and fliers with information on ......read more
Doha – September 25, 2022: More than 500 WCM-Q educated graduates are currently serving careers as physicians, scientists, and academics at leading institutions in Qatar and internationally. One such scholar is Dr. Heba Altarawneh, a postdoctoral research fellow at WCM-Q’s Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Group (IDEG), who recently published her research in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
As part of an IDEG team, Dr. Altarawneh conducts studies that aim to increase our understanding of the epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 infection by investigating the protection of natural immunity, protection of vaccine immunity, and COVID-19 severity. During the peak of the Omicron wave in early 2022, the team published the first-ever global study to estimate the effectiveness of prior infection against reinfection ......read more
The campaign highlighted the Centre’s services in the protection and rehabilitation of women and child victims of abuse and the Centre’s 919 hotline
Doha, Qatar – 31 September 2022: The Protection and Social Rehabilitation Centre (AMAN), one of the Qatar Foundation for Social Work centres, concluded its awareness campaign on the (919) hotline at Doha Festival City as part of the Mall’s #Festival Cares community initiatives.
The weeklong awareness campaign at Doha Festival City, focuses on AMAN Centre’s target population, which is women and child victims of domestic violence and family dysfunction.
This campaign aims to spread awareness to enhance the social protection needed to prevent domestic violence and family dysfunction, through reporting violence incidents experienced ......read more
The Serenity Beauty Retreat will help guests replenish their inner beauty with the help of five different packages
Doha, Qatar – 2 July 2022 Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, the region’s largest holistic wellness resort and the world's first contemporary showcase of Traditional Arabic & Islamic Medicine (TAIM), announced the launch of its new, signature Serenity Beauty Retreat, aimed at supporting guests to rediscover and renew themselves and bring out their inner glow.
Zulal Wellness Resort’s Serenity Beauty Retreat is based on the resort’s philosophy which adopts a complete approach to beauty where physical appearance reflects the deeper levels of the mind, body, and soul and where we work on inner and outer aesthetic appearance in the belief that feeling good goes hand with looking good. A ......read more
Doha – June 21, 2022: The impact of literacy on the health and wellbeing of individuals and the public as a whole was discussed at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s Grand Rounds.
Ms. Jamie Gray, associate librarian and director of the Distributed eLibrary at WCM-Q, explained what is understood by the term ‘health literacy’ and discussed how literacy in information and science can intersect with health literacy affecting personal health choices and therefore health and wellbeing. Ms. Gray also examined the influence of social determinants on information, science, and health literacy, and summarized a variety of strategies for enhancing domain literacies at the level of the individual and of the population, with a view to improving health outcomes.
The presentation, titled Why Literacy Matters: How ......read more
The Wellness Day evening was joined by Msheireb Properties, Saudi Influencer Hassan Ghoneim to promote wellness and inner peace
Doha, Qatar – 15 June 2022: On Saturday June 11, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, and Msheireb Properties celebrated Global Wellness Day, a day dedicated to living well and finding inner peace to build a healthier and happier community.
First celebrated in 2012, Global Wellness Day aims to raise awareness about the importance of living well. With the slogan, “One day can change your life,” this occasion presents an opportunity for reflection and motivation for better health and wellness practices. Observed in more than 170 countries in thousands of locations, this one day celebration also highlights the value of prevention in physical and mental ......read more
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, QIC Group held a blood donation campaign for its employees at its headquarters in West Bay, yesterday, Wednesday 25th May 2022. The yearly initiative was a direct response to urgent need of blood donors by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) for specific blood types and to support HMC’s nationwide campaign to encourage citizens and residents to become regular blood donors.
The registration and donation process were conducted with strict precautionary measures and standards ensuring the donation process was safe. After completing the registration and mandatory pre-screening, eligible QIC Group employees donated their blood in the dedicated mobile clinic provided by HMC in QIC Group’s parking lot.
“We applaud our employees who spearheaded this ......read more
Doha – May 19, 2022: Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have identified metabolites that are associated with type 2 diabetes and its complications, mainly obesity, retinopathy and dyslipidemia.
The study, led by Dr. Noha Yousri, Assistant Professor of Research in Genetic Medicine at WCM-Q, analyzed 1,300 metabolites in samples from 996 Qatari adults (57 percent of whom had type 2 diabetes) and 1,159 metabolites from an independent cohort of 2,618 individuals from the Qatar BioBank (11 percent of whom had type 2 diabetes). It identified 373 metabolites associated with type 2 diabetes, obesity, retinopathy, dyslipidemia (measured through lipoprotein levels). A total of 161 of these metabolites were novel, meaning their association with the conditions has never previously been identified. The identified metabolites ......read more
The world’s most extensive Traditional Arabic & Islamic Medicine offering, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som officially opened to the world today in a grand celebration of health and wellness
Doha, Qatar – 30 March 2022: Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, the region’s largest holistic wellness resort and the world's first contemporary showcase of Traditional Arabic & Islamic Medicine (TAIM) welcomed dignitaries, celebrities, media, and special guests to the official opening of the award-winning holistic place of healing with a grand celebration.
The official ceremony comprised keynote speeches by Eng. Nasser Matar AlKawari, CEO of Msheireb Properties and Mr. Krip Rojanastien, Chairman and CEO of Chiva-Som, followed by an official unveiling ceremony. With a backdrop of oriental oud ......read more
Doha – March 15, 2022: Pre-medical students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) had the chance to learn about the role of physics in medicine thanks to a two-day training session held in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).
Medical physics plays a vital role in hospitals, spanning a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic tools. Medical physicists work alongside doctors and other healthcare professionals to ensure these tools operate safely and effectively, particularly in radiological procedures. Medical physicists also help to develop new medical technologies, driving innovation in the healthcare sector in pursuit of enhanced patient outcomes.
Despite the importance of their role, the work of medical physicists usually goes on behind the scenes and is therefore not well known. To raise awareness ......read more
Doha – January 26, 2022: The thriving Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has extended its regional reach with an exhibit at the Arab Health 2022 event at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
The Division of CPD at WCM-Q has in recent years established itself as one of the MENA region’s leading programs for the provision of ......read more
HEC Paris in Qatar partners with Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar to drive excellence in healthcare provision, a strategic goal for the Qatar National Vision 2030.
October 19, 2021: A new Executive Education program co-designed by top-ranked business school, HEC Paris in Qatar and Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar – both members of Qatar Foundation – will target healthcare ......read more
Largest ever Arab genome study from Qatar Genome Research Consortium sheds light on the population structure and genetic diversity of modern Arab and Middle Eastern populations
Kuwait- October 17, 2021: Researchers in Qatar have unveiled a high-resolution map of the genetic structure of Arab and Middle Eastern populations, providing new insights into human history in the region and ......read more
Paying tribute to Pink October, Doha Festival City and The Teal Society held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony to raise awareness on Breast Cancer and women health in Qatar
Doha, Qatar – 18 September 2021: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, held an in-mall Ribbon Cutting ceremony dedicated to raising awareness on women health, in ......read more
Kheiron Medical Technologies partners with Medtech Corporation to bring AI breast screening solution Mia® to Qatar healthcare community
Mia is the first and only AI-enabled independent reader for breast cancer screening to be commercially available in Qatar
Doha - Qatar - 25, July 2021: Mia®, a deep learning artificial intelligence ......read more
The event will mark the 10th annual Global Wellness Day established to raise awareness about the importance of wellbeing for individuals and society
Free of charge, the workshops will be open for everyone, in line with Zulal and Chiva-Som’s commitment to spread the culture of wellness and bring a positive change to people’s lives globally
Doha, Qatar – 10 June ......read more
Zulal Wellness Resort shares the unique concept of family wellness and its exclusive offering in this segment
Doha, Qatar – June 01, 2021: Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, Qatar’s largest wellness resort, and the world’s first to blend Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM) with a holistic approach, raises awareness on the importance of ......read more
Zulal Wellness Resort provides advice on maintaining a balanced wellness routine for a healthy and peaceful month of Ramadan
Doha, Qatar - 26 April 2021: Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, Qatar’s largest wellness resort, and the world’s first to blend Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM) with a holistic approach, shares in Ramadan celebrations by offering ......read more
Zulal Wellness Resort and Chiva-Som, a market-leading wellness brand in Thailand, share best practices, reiterating the impact of sleep on health and wellbeing, and an important aspect of holistic wellness
Doha, Qatar – 5 April 2021: Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, Qatar’s largest wellness resort, and the world’s first to blend Traditional ......read more
Study of more than 10,000 people identifies a rare group with controlled HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suggesting additional research could uncover links between natural virus suppression and future treatments
Discovery is a result of Abbott’s continued virus hunting efforts, which also uncovered a new strain of HIV in 2019
Abbott’s decades of work in ......read more