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he beginning of a new year is a great

time to get your priorities in order and to

set goals for the entire year. I wish all our

readers a very happy and a prosperous


Success does indeed come frequently,

but I know that it does not come ‘easily’

- it comes because of the hard work and

thoughtful endeavors. The University

remains resolute in its vision for the

future. As you can see, this is not only

an inspiring, but also a transformative

time at Gulf Medical University, which is

transiting from an academic to a research

based institution.

His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al

Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council,

UAE and Ruler of Ajman conferred the

degrees on 90 graduates including 6

students from Master’s Programs of

Gulf Medical University during the 11th

GMU Convocation that was held on 19th

November 2014 at Ajman Kempinski

Hotel & Resort. The ceremony was graced

by H E Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al

Nahyan, Minister for Youth, Culture and

Community Development UAE, HE TP

Seetharam, Indian Ambassador to UAE,

HE Sheikh Dr. Majid Bin Saeed Al Nuaimi,

ChairmanRuler’s Court Ajman, H.E. Hamad

Taryam Al Shamsi -Director of Ajman

Medical District H.E Major. Dr. Mustapha

Ahmed Rtd. (MP), Minister of State, Ghana,

Mr. K. E. Faizal, Founder & Chairman,

The KEF Company LTD, amongst other

dignitaries from diplomatic missions

and academic institutions from various


The Medical Tourism Department has

organized the 1st Annual medical Tourism





Thumbay Moideen

Founder President, Board of Governors

Words of inspiration

It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out, it’s the pebbles in your shoe.

President’s Note

Grounds recently. The 1st Doctors Meet

and a Seminar on Recent Trends in

Medicine were also organized at the

Thumbay Hospital Dubai, which was

attended by over 2000 persons including

800 doctors.

The Department of Internal Medicine,

GMC hospital Ajman and Gulf Medical

University in association with Health




the 3rd Annual Conference on Diabetes

and Endocrinology, which was attended

by more than 230 delegates. Leading

endocrinologists from all over UAE were

awarded a Special Award of Honor and

Recognition by HE Hamad Taryam Al

Shamsi, Director Ajman Medical District

Ministry of Health UAE.

Ajman Medical District, Ministry of

Health UAE in association with Gulf

Medical University organized a Diabetes

Walkathon to mark World Diabetes Day.

More than 700 students from various

schools, universities and Ajman Police

participated in the walk.

We are pleased to announce that Gulf

Medical University will be hosting the 2nd

Annual Conference on Innovative Ideas

& Strategies for Long-Term Growth and

Success from Leaders in the Insurance

Industry on 5th February 2015 at Thumbay

Hospital Grounds in Dubai, Thumbay Labs

(Center for Advanced Biomedical Research

and Innovation) will be organizing an

International Conference on Research

in March 2015. Center for Advanced

Simulation in Healthcare is also planning

to host an International Conference on

Clinical Skills and Simulation in Medical

Education in April 2015. The event is

being planned to be held in association

with SESAM (Society in Europe for

Simulation Applied to Medicine). A formal

announcement will be made soon.

Medtronic META FZ-LLC and Stryker ESCS

BV - Dubai Branch, have announced their

Cadaveric Workshops to be held in March

and April 2015 at the Center for Surgical

and Bio-skillWorkshops at GMU. Cadaveric

workshops on Spine will be held in GMU as

part of the 16th Dubai Spine Conference

being held on 9th & 10th April in Dubai.

The Ajman Healthcare Summit is drawing

a good response and we invite companies

and organizations to partner with us to

make the event a big success.

The Thumbay Foundation has announced

initial grants worth AED 250000 towards

medical research for GMU faculty and

students. This programme provides seed

money to support bio-medical science,

translational or clinical research projects.

A great initiative by the Thumbay Group

Human Resource department, who as part

of the employee engagement program

organized ‘Thumbay Olympics’ from 7-11

December 2014 was a big success. Out of

the 3000 employees in Thumbay group,

over 1000 have participated 14 different

sports, with more than 145 successive

events were conducted at GMU sport

ground and Body & Soul. More than 1000

man heads participated in successive


Thank you for everything you do to

contribute towards the continuing

success of this extraordinary institution. I

look forward to meeting even more of you

in the coming year, and I wish you a very

happy 2015.

Thanking you