A road map to Translational Medicine in Qatar and a model for the world

Francesco M. Marincola, Javaid Sheikh

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Abstract

Translational Medicine (TM) in Qatar is part of a concerted effort of the Qatari medical and scientific leadership supported by a strong political will by Qatari authorities to deliver world-class health care to Qatari residents while participating in the worldwide quest to bridge the gap between bench-to-bedside-to-community. TM programs should embrace the Qatar National vision for research to become an international hub of excellence in research and development, based on intellectual merit, contributing to global knowledge and adhering to international standards, to innovate by translating new and original ideas into useful applications, to be inclusive at the national and international level, to build and maintain a competitive and diversified economy and ultimately improve the health and well-being of the Qatar's population. Although this writing focuses on Qatar, we hope that the thoughts expressed here may be of broader use for the development of any TM program particularly in regions where an established academic community surrounded by a rich research infrastructure and/or a vibrant biotechnology enterprise is not already present.

Original languageEnglish
Article number177
JournalJournal of Translational Medicine
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2012

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A road map to Translational Medicine in Qatar and a model for the world. / Marincola, Francesco M.; Sheikh, Javaid.

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