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Dear Readers
The university has entered into its 16th year of offering world
class education in medicine and healthcare professions.
We are a community that values learning. Our immodest
but heartfelt goal is to be one of the world’s great research
We have added 5 more new programs this year, BBMS
(Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences) under the College of
Medicine and BHS (Bachelor of Health Sciences) Medical
Laboratory Sciences Medical Imaging Sciences, Anesthesia &
Surgical Technology and Nursing Sciences under the College
of Allied Health Sciences.
His Highness Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Bin Rashid Al
Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman handed over the white coat
to the students and initiated 245 students into the healthcare
professions during the White Coat ceremony 2014. We were
privileged to have His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Majid Bin Saeed
Al Nuaimi, Chairman Ruler’s Court Ajman as the Guest of
Honor on the occasion.
To all the new students entering the portals of GMU, I extend
a warm welcome. They are about to become part of the long
and distinguished tradition that our university has worked
toward over the last 16 years. With all of you joining us and
with all the wonderful skills and perspectives you bring to
the campus, I have no doubt that we’ll be an even stronger
university going forward.
His Highness Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi
also visited the Center for Advanced Biomedical Research
and Innovation (CABRI) and inaugurated the Complete
Automation Project. CABRI is one of the most advanced
laboratories in the region. We already have labs in Sharjah,
Dubai, Fujairah and Ajman. In addition, we’re building six
clinics under the Thumbay brand in the Northern Emirates.
So with the inauguration of this automation project, the plan
is to continue growing our strong network of clinics and labs.
I am pleased at being appointed as a Board Member of the
Association of Universities of Asia Pacific (AUAP). I have been
invited to speak atMedical CitiesConference inDubai. I amalso
invited as a speaker at the 11th AUAP-TU General Conference
under the theme “Asian-Pacific Sustainable Development
through Entrepreneurial Empowered Knowledge Sharing”, on
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15-17 November 2014 at University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. I
am also invited as a Speaker at the IORA Business Week 2014
to be held in Perth from 6th to 9th October 2014.
I am happy to inform you all that Gulf Medical University swept
all major awards at Asian Education Leadership Awards held
in Dubai. Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and
Allied health Sciences won the awards, apart from our Provost
who got the best Provost Award. Major universities and
institutions from all over Asia participated in the event. I wish
to congratulate our academic team headed by the Provost,
and each and every faculty member and staff for their hard
work and dedication. I am proud of them.
Nine staff members of Thumbay Group Purchase Department
successfully underwent the training and certified as Certified
Purchasing Professional (CPP) conducted by American
Purchasing Society. The certificates were awarded in a grand
convocation ceremony in Atlantis Hotel Dubai. I wish to
congratulate our team members for achieving this feat.
More than Over 6500 benefitted from Free Mega Health Camp
in GMC Hospitals in Ajman, Sharjah and Fujairah. Serving
the society with an aim to promote good health, the neediest
of the society benefitted from the camps organized by GMC
The Health Communications Division has entered into tie-ups
with Stryker Corporation, Medtronics and Emirates Medical
Association to hold joint activities and Cadaveric Workshops.
We hope to develop our newly established Center for Surgical
and Bio skills Workshops at GMU as a leading destination for
workshops in the entire region. We are looking forward to hold
an average of 50 – 75 workshops in all specialties every year
starting 2015.
We have also announced Ajman Healthcare Summit 2015, to
be held from 5-7 March 2015. I invite all the eminent speakers
and companies to be part of this major scientific event in
We are looking forward to making this magazine more
beneficial to our readers by introducing some more features.
I invite comments and suggestions from our readers in
enhancing the value of this magazine.