Population, Health and Wellness sector is one of the important research areas in the research road map for the 5 years (2014-2019) that was launched by Qatar University to enhance building an educated, healthy and well- informed community in Qatar. Qatar University (QU) has established a dedicated center for biomedical research. The Biomedical Research Center (QURBC) - September 2014 - was the culmination for the successful biomedical program that was established since1984. The Biomedical program was the first of its kind outside United States and was an important addition to support College of Pharmacy and the new established Faculty of Medicine at the university. This illustrious history of quality and excellence in biomedical research will allow the QUBRC to become a leading partner in the biomedical research field at a national, regional and international level.
The QURBC will serve to enhance and advance the work on biomedical research at QU, the expertise from the College of Health Science programs, College of Arts & Science, College of Engineering, College of Medicine and from College of Pharmacy will be of immense value to the Center's work. QUBRC will leverage QU's interdisciplinary status, incorporating key players in the field of biomedical research at QU related Colleges and research centers.
On the other hand, the Center will seek for collaboration with the organizations such as the Ministry of Public Health , Hamad Medical Corporation, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Sidra Medical and Research Center, Qatar Biomedical Research Institute, and Anti-Doping Lab Qatar.
Through its activities and functions, the center will focus on research, training, and services in applied and basic biomedical research in two major areas: metabolic diseases (chronic non-communicable diseases), namely cardiovascular diseases, Type 2 diabetes, obesity & cancer and infectious diseases.
QUBRC is a supporting testament of Qatar University for Qatar Vision 2030 and the national priorities for scientific research in Qatar, which include research related to public health and medical sciences.
Asma Ali Jassim Althani