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Thumbay Moideen
Founder President, Board of Governors
Words of inspiration
Try to learn something about everything
and everything about something.
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Gulf Medical University
had a lot
of good reasons to celebrate recently
.
5
th
of November, 2012 marked 14 successful
years of establishment of Gulf Medical
University, Ajman, U
.
A
.
E
. (
GMU
).
Te
completion of fourteen years has provided a
useful perspective to look back over the eforts
undertaken so far to provide quality medical
education to the aspiring students and the
results achieved till date
.
As always i am grateful to Allah and owe the
success of our institution to the vision and
encouragement of the Rulers of UAE and
particularly to His Highness Sheikh Humaid
Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the
Supreme Council, U
.
A
.
E and Ruler of Ajman
.
Equally instrumental have been the insightful
role of the academic leadership lead by the
Provost, faculty and staf of GMU and GMC
Hospitals and the active and dedicated eforts
of the administrative team members
.
In the past two months GMU has witnessed
a couple of high profle events
.
Gulf Medical
University has been established as the
Headquarters of the Middle East Chapter
of International Medical Sciences Academy
(
IMSA
)
during the Closing Ceremony and
Convocation of their Annual Conference
IMSACON 2012, which was held at Hotel
Kempinski, Ajman
.
IMSA is an Associate
Member of Council for International
Organizations of Medical Sciences
-
CIOMS,
Geneva
.
I have been nominated as the
Patron of the IMSA Middle East Chapter
and Prof
.
Gita Ashok Raj, Provost of GMU as
the Chairperson of the Chapter
.
During the
Convocation ceremony His Highness Sheikh
Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of
the Supreme Council of U
.
A
.
E
.
and Ruler
of Ajman was conferred with the Honorary
Fellowship of IMSA
.
And in recognition of
my achievements in the felds of medical
education and healthcare services, I was
awarded a Honorary Fellowship by IMSA
.
17
th
of October, 2012 marked 10 successful
years of the establishment of GMC Hospital,
Ajman, U
.
A
.
E
.
To commemorate the 10th
Year Anniversary of its existence, GMC
Hospital, Ajman in association with Blood
Transfusion Services and Research Centre
-
Northern Emirates
(
Sharjah Blood Bank
)
held
a Blood Donation Drive
.
Te 4
th
Annual Scientifc Meeting was held
in GMU on the 5
th
and 6
th
November, 2012
under the theme “Current trends in Health
Care
:
Prevention to Treatment”
.
My heartfelt
congratulations to the Research Division
and the Scientifc Committee of GMU for
organizing this all important event
.
On the
eve of the concluding session of the 4
th
Annual
Scientifc Meeting, the inaugural online
issue of the Gulf Medical Journal
(
GMJ
)
was
launched
.
On the 13
th
of November, 2012 GMC
Hospital, Ajman saw the inauguration of Te
International Medical Tourism Department
.
It was inaugurated by Mr
.
B
.
Ahmed Hajee
Mohiudeen, Chairman – BA Group, India
.
Te Department of Internal Medicine
-
GMC
Hospital and GMU in collaboration with Eli
Lilly, MSD, Novo Nordisk, Astra Zeneca and
Vitabiotics hosted the 1
st
Regional Conference
on Diabetes
&
Endocrinology
.
Leading experts
from all over U
.
A
.
E
.
deliberated on topics
related to Diabetes and Endocrinology
.
On the personal front, I’d like to inform all our
readers that I have been conferred with two
prestigious awards
.
On the 19
th
of September,
2012, I have been bestowed with the coveted
‘CEO of the Year – Education’ Award at the
CEO Middle East Awards 2012, a glittering
event hosted by the ITP Publishing Group at
Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai
.
And on the
22
nd
of September, 2012
.
I have been awarded
the prestigious NGI Excellence Award 2012 at
the Global Indian Business Meet
(
GIBM
)
which
was held from the 20
th
to 23
rd
of September,
2012 at Marriott Marquis, Times Square,
Manhattan, NYC
.
, USA
.
Tis special award was
conferred to me in recognition of my exemplary
work in the domain of Global Educational
Entrepreneurship in the U
.
A
.
E
.
region
.
While receiving the NGI Excellence Award
I have had the honor of delivering a special
talk on the topic of “Creating Trendsetting
Brands”
.
I have participated as a Speaker in the
Education Investment
-
MENA Conference
held in Dubai from the 8
th
to 10
th
of October,
2012
.
As a speaker I have deliberated on
the topic “A case study on the challenges of
establishing a self
-
fnanced private Medical
University and Healthcare Institution”
.
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh
Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the
Supreme Council, UAE and Ruler of Ajman,
GMU conferred 92 of its illustrious graduates
at the Ninth Convocation Ceremony held on
the 28
th
of November, 2012 in the Al Zawraa
Ball Room, Ajman Kempinski Hotel and
Resort, Ajman
.
I have just returned from Malaysia afer
participating as a Speaker in the 13
th
AUAP
-
UKM General Conference which was held
from the 4
th
to 6
th
of December, 2012
.
By and large it has been a fairly good year for
GMU as it was busy with plenty of local and
international activities
.
Before I conclude I’d like to bring to the kind
attention of our readers that we endeavor our
best to positively impact the lifestyles of adults
and the younger generation through our bi
-
monthly Health Journal
.