UAE – Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, an integral part of Mubadala Health, has signed a collaboration agreement with the College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS) of the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) focused on two key areas, research and education.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and the College of Medicine and Health Sciences – UAEU have agreed to collaborate on research projects, co-mentoring and placement of students at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, along with the creation of research and development partnerships.

The two parties will also collaborate on educational projects at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels offered at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, the first and highest-ranked medical school in the UAE.

Moreover, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and CMHS will work closely together to produce Emirati doctors who are educated to the highest international standards while partnering on the development of jointly led healthcare events.

In a press release, the multispecialty hospital said: “The agreement augments an alliance between the two parties, in research and education, in line with Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s vision to advance healthcare in the UAE and the wider region.”

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is a unique and unparalleled extension of US-based Cleveland Clinic’s model of care, specifically designed to address a range of complex and critical care requirements unique to the Abu Dhabi population.

Commenting on the latest partnership, Dr. Sawsan Abdel-Razig, Interim Chief Academic Officer at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi said: “Innovation, research, and education are key areas that Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi focuses on.”

She underscored that the partnership with one of the UAE’s most recognized and respected academic institutions will play a central role in training the next generation of healthcare leaders and physicians.

We recognize the importance of nurturing ‘homegrown’ talent to create sustainable health services in the UAE. This agreement serves as a mutually beneficial platform that will help us drive all of these objectives, which will, in turn, benefit the local communities and the wider region,” Dr. Sawsan added.

On his part, Prof. Juma Alkaabi, Interim Dean from the College of Medicine and Health Sciences – United Arab Emirates University said that the collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi will enhance students’ experience while opening up additional avenues for research.

There is much that Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and the College of Medicine and Health Sciences can achieve together by way of collaboration in research and education, and we look forward to working closely with the team,” he concluded.

For all the latest healthcare industry news from Africa and the World, subscribe to our NEWSLETTER, and YouTube Channel, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, and like us on Facebook.