Posted on August 11, 2011

A centre that will translate basic researches into medical practice, giving enhanced health outcomes will be established soon. The Translational Research Institute (TRI) is scheduled for completion in 2013 at the Hamad Medical City.  “We are investing in developing a strong translational research foundation working with our academic partners, especially Weil Cornell Medical College in Qatar, and are planning a translational research building within Medical city,” said Dr Hanan Al Kuwari in her forward message in the HMC Annual report 2010/11.

TRI will provide state-of-the-art core research facilities to facilitate internationally competitive outcomes in translational (bench to bedside) and clinical research. With a focus upon the fields of cancer, trauma, infectious diseases, neuroscience, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and women’s and children’s health, TRI will provide researchers with ready access to facilities that would otherwise be unavailable, leading to the translation of basic biomedical discoveries into new diagnostic biomarkers and therapies.

The facility will consolidate all research groups across Hamad Medical Corporation, and encourage collaboration and innovation through a number of cross-cutting themes such as bioinformatics, ethics, molecular imaging, functional genomics, proteomics and metabolomics, clinical imaging, clinical trials and biostatistics.

source: The Peninsula

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