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Carnegie Mellon Qatar Collaboration brings Football Analytics to Qatar

Partnership promotes learning and research in sports analytics November 07, 2022:  A collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) and Stats Perform is providing new opportunities for the Education City community to explore the field of sports analytics. CMU-Q is a Qatar Foundation partner university. Agustín Indaco is an assistant teaching professor of economics at CMU-Q, and a researcher in the field of sports analytics. “Data has become central to many different fields, including sports. So many questions and decisions about coaching and gameplay are now based on data, and students who enjoy both sports and analytics can build a career in this area.” For years, CMU-Q has used sports datasets in data science coursework. “I find students are so much more engaged with analytics ......read more

WCM-Q's New Certificate Course to Focus on Population Health and Wellness

Doha – November 14, 2022: The Institute for Population Health (IPH) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has launched a new Certificate in Population Health and Well-being for all interested healthcare professionals. Data available on chronic illnesses over the past 20 to 25 years highlights a serious health crisis—a pandemic of chronic illness in which people are experiencing premature mortality, and dying earlier due to heart disease, cancer, and other chronic conditions. Chronic pain, disability, and depression are widespread.  Despite these challenges, public health and preventive medicine topics such as lifestyle medicine, environmental health, social determinants of health, and health policy do not typically get addressed in the curric¬ula of health professional schools. This means that many physicians ......read more

WCM-Q Offers Opportunities for Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development

Doha – November 12, 2022: The Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) hosted a series of webinars for healthcare professionals. With the worldwide prevalence of dementia, a common pathological consequence of neurodegenerative diseases, expected to significantly rise over the coming years, WCM-Q launched a webinar series titled ‘Protein Misfolding Diseases and Neurodegeneration: From Experimental Approach to Clinical Therapy’ to keep healthcare professionals up to date with relevant advancements in the field. The course was directed by Dr. Ali Chaari, visiting assistant professor of biology at WCM-Q. As part of the series, a session titled ‘The Molecular Basis of Neurodegenerative Diseases: From Bench to Bedside’ was presented by Professor Tiago ......read more

CMU-Q World Cup Volunteers give back to Qatar

An enthusiastic group of students, staff and faculty from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, are contributing their time and talents to make the World Cup a success. Dozens of CMU-Q community members are working in a variety of areas, including logistics, health and safety, and fan experience. Some of the volunteers are motivated by their love of football. Jeffy Jan, a business analyst at CMU-Q, is a fan of the Brazil, Spain, Argentina and Portugal World Cup teams, and she is excited to be a transportation team leader for volunteers. “I just wanted to be part of it,” she said. For her, the World Cup will be a busy month of volunteering and attending matches. “I have tickets to see each of my favorite teams, and right now I’m just trying to fit it all ......read more

CMU-Q Alumnae Win QNRF Research Competition

Four recent grads awarded for research conducted as undergraduates at Carnegie Mellon A team of four graduates from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, won first place at the 14th Annual Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) Competition. The project is titled: "Conservation and biodiversity in Qatar: Surveying awareness and attitudes toward Qatari fauna."  Reem Al-Haddad, Sara AlHemaidi, Amal Alkorbi, and Almayasa Al-Naimi began their research when they were undergraduate students at CMU-Q. The project delved into Qatar residents’ awareness and attitudes of threatened animals indigenous to Qatar, and was funded by a UREP grant from Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, congratulated the research team: “At Carnegie ......read more

High-Achieving Students Secure A Spot On WCM-Q Dean's Honor List

Doha – October 16, 2022: The Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) Dean’s Honor List recognized the academic performance of 53 high-achieving foundation and pre-medical students during a ceremony.   The list included students who received a grade point average of 3.75 or higher during the Fall or Spring Semester of the 2021—22 Academic Year. An impressive 30 students scored a double victory by securing a spot on the list during both semesters.    Speaking at the ceremony, Dr. Javaid Sheikh, dean of WCM-Q, said: “I would like to congratulate every student who has secured a well-deserved place on the Dean’s Honor List. This is not an easy accomplishment. It takes excellence and commitment to be named as a high-achiever, qualities which these students have all clearly demonstrated, ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Qatar Celebrates Dean's List, Spring 2022

154 students recognized for academic excellence Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation (QF) partner university, recognized 154 students for academic excellence at the Dean’s List ceremony for the spring 2022 semester. Students are included on the Dean’s List based on grades from the previous semester.  The Dean’s List for the spring 2022 semester included 36 first-year students, 44 sophomore students, 50 junior students and 24 senior students.  Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, opened the ceremony with words of encouragement. “The Dean’s List ceremony is an important tradition at our university, and I think there is something very meaningful in holding this ceremony. It is important to reflect on your successes. When you pass a milestone, take a moment to enjoy the ......read more

WCM-Q Students Link With Elite US Residency Program Directors

Doha – October 10, 2022: Students and faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have connected with professors from leading US healthcare institutions during the college’s annual Visiting Professorship Program (VPP).   The program was established in 2013 to help residency program directors become acquainted with WCM-Q as an elite medical school that produces highly competent physician-scientists who are extremely well prepared to enter residency training locally at Hamad Medical Corporation or overseas at world-class academic healthcare institutions. The student-focused VPP is held online over two days and gives students the chance to explore medical career options and benefit from the expertise of the visiting professors by asking questions about preparation for residency training and the applications ......read more

WCM-Q Students Complete Summer Research Projects In Qatar and The United States

Doha – October 3, 2022: Thirty-one Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) first-year medical students were selected to pursue summer research projects in Qatar and the United States, as part of their advanced biomedical sciences research elective (ABSR).   The research projects were student-initiated, giving students the responsibility of developing working relations with mentors and securing invitations to visit and collaborate with them on research projects.    Selected students spent the summer at WCM-Q, a variety of Weill Cornell Medicine specialized centers in New York, and with hospital partner NewYork-Presbyterian, taking part in research projects in the areas of oncology, endocrinology, neurology, pediatrics, biochemistry, neuroscience, and others.   Students included Alhanoof Aljalahma, ......read more

Inaugural Women In Leadership Conference Sparks Dialogue, Collaboration

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, gathered a multi-institutional organizing team to hold the Women in Leadership conference. The three-day conference will focus on equipping women for leadership in higher education. It is the first conference of its kind in Qatar. Annette Vincent, associate dean of diversity and climate at CMU-Q, leads the team: “Our vision is to build a network in Qatar of people who support and empower women in higher education to take on leadership roles.” Vincent, along with Cecile Le Roux, assistant teaching professor of organization and behavior, are the lead organizers of the event. “We have had a remarkable reception from women in higher education, and this conference is truly a collaborative effort,” remarked Le Roux. The CMU-Q ......read more

Qatari High School Students Win WCM-Q Healing Hands Essay Contest

Doha – September 6, 2022: Four ambitious high school students have won two-week scholarship experiences in the annual Healing Hands essay competition of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q). Students Ahmed Al-Sulaiti and Maryam Al-Thani of Qatar Academy Al Wakra, AlDana AlDehaimi of SEK International School Qatar, and Tameem Al Maadeed of The International School of Choueifat-Doha each won the WCM-Q Doctors of the Future scholarship for being judged to have written the best 800-word essays on the potential of precision medicine to improve health in Qatar. A further 11 students won Honorable Mention certificates in recognition of the high quality of their essays. The four winning students will spend two weeks on an educational trip to the US.  The contest, which is run by the Office of Student Outreach and Educational ......read more

New Academic Year sees Highest Enrollment at Carnegie Mellon Qatar

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has enrolled the highest number of students in campus history. There are 467 students from 60 nations registered at CMU-Q for the 2022-23 academic year.   Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, said: “We have an exceptional partner in Qatar Foundation, who helps make a Carnegie Mellon education in Qatar possible for talented and motivated students from Qatar and around the world.”   The incoming class includes 119 students who are beginning their studies in one of four programs: biological sciences, business administration, computer science, or information systems.   With in-person classes back in session, Trick has noticed an unmistakable energy at CMU-Q. “This is the largest student body we have ever had, and I ......read more

WCM-Q Student Presents Research at World Congress of Psychiatry

Doha – August 29, 2022: Azwa Dilawar, a first-year medical student at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q), has presented her research on child and adolescent psychiatry services in Qatar at the World Congress of Psychiatry in Bangkok.  Ms. Dilawar travelled to Thailand to attend the World Psychiatric Association’s 22nd annual congress and presented a poster of her research project, titled Evolution of child and adolescent psychiatry services in Qatar. The WPA is psychiatry’s global association, representing 140 psychiatric societies in 120 countries and supporting more than 250,000 psychiatrists. The research poster was co-authored by Dr. Ahsan Nazeer of Sidra Medicine and WCM-Q. Early in the medical curriculum of WCM-Q, medical students start to learn about psychiatric illnesses as part of their brain and ......read more

Northview International School, Doha Opens Registration for Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6 Students

A Leading American International School, Northview International, will offer a reasonable fee structure ranging from QAR 20k – 50k, aiming to make quality education accessible to all families. An experienced and passionate academic team delivers the internationally accredited American curriculum. Doha, Qatar – 27 August 2022: Northview International School, a new vibrant school by Artemis Education Group of Schools, has announced the opening of its registration for the academic year 2022-2023 for students of Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6 levels. The new school delivers an accredited American international curriculum at a mid-fee ranging from QAR 20k to 50k, allowing increased access to outstanding education for more families while focusing on universal values, individual growth and overall development to enable pupils ......read more

High School Students Scout Careers in Medicine through WCM-Q's Summer Programs

Doha – August 22, 2022: Students from 42 high schools learned about careers in medicine and life as a medical student through two Summer Programs offered by Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q).  The two Summer Programs – the Pre-College Enrichment Program (PCEP) and the Qatar Medical Explorer Program (QMEP) – are two-week intensive classes offered by WCM-Q’s Office of Student Outreach & Educational Development.  The students, who have all demonstrated an aptitude for the sciences and mathematics, spent two weeks engaging with WCM-Q’s highly qualified faculty and staff through a series of learning sessions that accurately reproduce the experiences of current WCM-Q students. After several cycles of the program were held exclusively online due to COVID-19, this year’s Summer Programs ......read more

Qatar's Universities Provide World-Class Education for Students in the Region

Qatar Tourism in collaboration with Qatar Foundation and Qatar University launched an education campaign to showcase to students, parents, counsellors and educators in the GCC region the country’s esteemed university offering and the benefits of choosing to study in Qatar.   A young and multi-faceted country, Qatar recognises the role of education in creating thriving communities. Qatar has established one of the world’s most cross-disciplinary education hubs where students can graduate with internationally recognised degrees from leading universities and institutions in a warm and hospitable environment. As one of the safest countries in the world, with a diverse economy and society, Qatar offers students a unique environment of learning. It brings together a wide array of top-level international partner ......read more

Carnegie Mellon and Qatar University Win National Programming Competition

Teams qualify for regional competition in Egypt Teams from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) and Qatar University took the top two spots at the 2022 Qatar Collegiate Programming Competition (QCPC). Both teams will advance to the regional competition, held in Egypt in December. The competition was hosted by CMU-Q, a Qatar Foundation partner university. The students on the winning team—Thang Bui, Andrey Genze and Ulan Seitkaliyev—are studying computer science at CMU-Q. All three students placed in the top two of last year’s competition as well. The silver medallist team members were Ahmed Ashraf, Youssef Elshahawy, and Faisal Abughazaleh from Qatar University. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, spoke at the closing ceremony of the competition: “Programming competitions are about building a community ......read more

New WCM-Q Program Teaches young Qatari Scientists Key Lab Skills

Doha – August 8, 2022: Ten ambitious college students with an interest in research gained a solid foundation in hands-on laboratory skills thanks to a new training program launched by Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q).   The students spent a week working in WCM-Q’s state-of-the-art laboratories learning key practical skills from the college’s world-class biomedical research faculty on the Young Scientist Journey to Research program.   The program, which is open to Qatari nationals and long-term residents aged 18 and over who are college students, is comprised of four training workshops covering essential laboratory techniques in biomedical research, these being principles of cell culture; protein extraction, separation and detection using the Western blot method; fluorescence imaging and ......read more

Qatar Launches World-Class Specialist Programme to Upskill Global Travel Trade Partners

• Qatar Specialist Programme will enhance participants’ skills and knowledge of Qatar’s tourism offerings    Doha, Qatar - 8, August 2022: Qatar Tourism has launched a new, interactive online training course – Qatar Specialist Programme - designed to enhance its global travel trade partners’ knowledge of Qatar’s diverse experiences and provide a recognised qualification for its global travel trade partners.    The advanced programme, which uses the latest methodologies in digital learning, replaces the current Tawash programme and supports Qatar’s mission to become a leader in Service Excellence. Available in 11 languages, Qatar Specialist Programme equips trade partners with the relevant support, knowledge, and tools to promote and sell Qatar internationally ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Receives Grants for AI Research into Key Areas for Qatar

CMU-Q researchers tackle three new projects supported by Qatar National Research Fund Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, will be using expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) to address the priorities of food sustainability, energy sustainability, and Arabic language proficiency in three new grants from the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, notes that research is part of the fabric of Carnegie Mellon. “At Carnegie Mellon, we do research that has a real-world impact,” he said. “These three projects are in priority areas for Qatar, and I am very pleased that our expertise in artificial intelligence will help Qatar achieve National Vision 2030.” The first project will have a direct impact on the way Qatar’s greenhouse ......read more

WCM-Q Course Promotes use of Simulations in Healthcare Education'

Doha – August 2, 2022: WCM-Q launched its inaugural course on designing and debriefing effective simulations drawing upon the updated Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best PracticeTM. The course directors were Dr. Stella Major, associate professor of family medicine in clinical medicine, Mr. Joshua Vognsen, simulation education specialist at WCM-Q, and Prof. Michelle Brown, associate professor and director of the healthcare simulation graduate program at the University of Alabama (UAB). The directors were awardees of a competitive CPD (continuing professional development) grant in 2021 to develop and deliver a CPD activity in 2022. Since 2017, WCM-Q’s division of medical education has supported the college’s Clinical Skills and Simulation Lab team, to host a simulation-based symposium. The symposium is directed ......read more

WCM-Q Course Promotes Use of Simulations in Healthcare Education

Doha – August 2, 2022: WCM-Q launched its inaugural course on designing and debriefing effective simulations drawing upon the updated Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best PracticeTM. The course directors were Dr. Stella Major, associate professor of family medicine in clinical medicine, Mr. Joshua Vognsen, simulation education specialist at WCM-Q, and Prof. Michelle Brown, associate professor and director of the healthcare simulation graduate program at the University of Alabama (UAB). The directors were awardees of a competitive CPD (continuing professional development) grant in 2021 to develop and deliver a CPD activity in 2022. Since 2017, WCM-Q’s division of medical education has supported the college’s Clinical Skills and Simulation Lab team, to host a simulation-based symposium. The symposium is directed ......read more

CMU-Q Officially Welcomes Class of 2026

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, held a formal convocation ceremony to officially welcome more than 120 first-year students of the Class of 2026. Members of the CMU-Q senior administration, faculty, staff, students and alumni were present for the ceremony, which was also live streamed. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, shared the importance of community with the new students: “A CMU-Q education is about more than just classes: we are a learning community that encourages and supports students during their educational journey. Over the next four years, this community will be a crucial resource to you as you learn and grow.” The convocation ceremony caps off a week of orientation activities for the new students, including introductions to faculty members, the academic ......read more

Doha Festival City Launches Exclusive Back to School Celebrations with a Host of Edutainment Activities

The Mall’s ‘Festival Academy’ will feature a wide selection of educational and entertainment activities designed for all the family Doha, Qatar – 30 July 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, is pleased to announce the launch of its latest Back to School campaign under the theme ‘Festival Academy’.  The special activations will run from 24th July to 20th August, offering Mall visitors two stations –  ‘Festival Academy’, located at Centre Court, and featuring a wide range of edutainment options for adults and children alike; and the ‘Customisation Station’, located at the Entertainment Node, which will allow children to customise their school supplies to their tastes. The ‘Festival ......read more

WCM-Q Alumni Return to Offer Career Advice to Medical Students

Doha – July 28, 2022: Three graduates of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) now working as physicians in Qatar and the US returned to the college to offer advice to help medical students plan their career paths.  Radiologist Dr. Jehan Al Rayahi of Sidra Medicine joined dermatologist Dr. Sara Alkhawaga of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), and Dr. Mustafa Alkawaaz, a pathologist at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, for the latest instalment of the biannual WCM-Q Career Advising Seminar.  Speaking to medical students, the doctors described their own career paths, explaining the influences of their own experiences at college and in clinic, as well as the guidance they received from mentors, that led them to choose their own particular medical specialties. Internal medicine physician Dr. Anand Kartha, head of ......read more

WCM-Q Welcomes New Class of Future Doctors with Orientation Program

Doha – July 24, 2022: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has inducted its new class of trainee physician-scientists to the college with a three-day orientation program which concluded with an opening exercises ceremony.  This year’s intake brings 49 new medical students to WCM-Q, 47 of whom were promoted after completing the college’s two-year pre-medical curriculum, while two were admitted from other universities. The students spent the three days of orientation learning about WCM-Q’s four-year medical curriculum, getting fitted for their scrubs, getting to know the faculty and their peers, and undertaking sessions on study skills, student support, cultural competence in healthcare, and college policies.  The college also welcomed 51 new pre-medical students. There are also 24 high school ......read more

Summer College Preview Program returns to Carnegie Mellon Qatar

CMU-Q hosts first summer high school program since 2019 Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, is hosting the first Summer College Preview Program in the CMU-Q building since the pandemic began. Nearly 70 high school students are spending two weeks exploring university life and learning about the programs of study at CMU-Q. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, welcomed the students to the building at the opening ceremony: “I am so delighted that you will have the full, in-person Carnegie Mellon experience. We have designed SCPP so students can get a taste of university life, and learn about the possibilities that our programs offer.” This year, CMU-Q is offering a programming class for the first time, in addition to classes in writing and mathematics.  “All of ......read more

Healthcare Professionals Boost Research Skills with WCM-Q course

Doha – June 27, 2022: Healthcare professionals in Qatar enhanced their understanding of qualitative research thanks to a course delivered by the Division of Continuing Professional Development at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q). The five-day course demonstrated the merit of using qualitative research in clinical settings, where it can help researchers gain greater understanding of patient experiences than when using quantitative methods alone.  The course also equipped participants with an understanding of the operation of the scientific process when conducting qualitative research and explained how to integrate scientific rigor and ethics into qualitative research studies.  Dr. Ziyad Mahfoud, professor of research in population health sciences at WCM-Q, and Dr. Gladys Honein-AbouHaidar, assistant professor ......read more

Education Above All Foundation and Qatar National Commission for Education

Education Above All Foundation and Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science concluded the National Consultation on the future of education in Qatar in partnership with UNESCO and UNICEF Participants developed a set of recommendations for the recovery of education and key areas of action in Qatar in preparation for the UN Transforming Education Summit in September   Qatar, 18 June 2022 – On June 15th and 16th, Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and the Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science facilitated a national dialogue on key priorities for education in Qatar. As a result, participants developed a series of brief recommendations that will be presented to the General Secretariat of Transforming Education Summit during the dedicated pre-summit in Paris and the main ......read more

WCM-Q Training Program Provides a Boost for Budding Local Researchers

Doha – June 15, 2022: Seven aspiring biomedical scientists gained key research skills by completing Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Biomedical Research Training Program (BRTP) for Nationals.  The BRTP is designed to give Qatari nationals and long-term residents who have recently graduated from college a solid foundation in practical lab skills, experience of working on real research projects alongside WCM-Q’s highly qualified scientific faculty, clinical research competencies, and an understanding of key concepts in research administration.  In recognition of their successful mastery of the skills and competencies covered on the program, the interns were presented with certificates of graduation at a special ceremony held at WCM-Q. This year’s ceremony also celebrated the tenth ......read more

Doha Festival City Raises Awareness for Multiple Sclerosis with the Hamad Medical Corporation's Public Education Initiative

As part of its #FestivalCares initiative, Doha Festival City hosted a two-day informative campaign on the support available to families in Qatar Doha, Qatar – 13, June 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only international choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, hosted a two-day awareness campaign on the disease, Multiple Sclerosis in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation’s Neurology Department and Patient Family Education as well as with the Hamad Outpatient Neurology Clinic.  In line with World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day and its ongoing #FestivalCares programme, the Mall hosted a two-day campaign in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), through setting up a booth to share information about the disease and to provide more information about the support available for ......read more

Reviving Modern Standard Arabic can Unify the Arab World

Carnegie Mellon expert believes MSA can bridge gap for Arab youth  Zeinab Ibrahim, sociolinguist and professor of Arabic studies at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, believes that an emphasis on Modern Standard Arabic education and new language teaching approaches can revive the language and bring the Arab world together.  “Today, English is a lingua franca, meaning it is the bridge language used in international forums,” says Ibrahim.  As a result, many Arabs are prioritizing English language learning over Modern Standard Arabic. “Many families are only being exposed to English content, whether it’s movies, series, or songs, and this is a concerning phenomenon.” “We should realize that the message we’re conveying to our ......read more

Northview International School, Doha to Open its Doors in August 2022

A Leading American International School, Northview International will deliver incredible, whole child education focusing on academic rigor for children ages 3-18.   The internationally accredited American curriculum will focus on universal values, individual growth and broad development to enable pupils to realize their full potential, build resilience and become responsible citizens of the world and will be enriched by a range of dynamic extra-curricular experiences. Doha, Qatar – June 01, 2022: Northview International School, a new vibrant school by Artemis Education Group of Schools, will deliver an accredited American international curriculum at a mid-fee allowing increased access to outstanding education for more families. The school is now open to expressions of interest for the first intake of students ......read more

WCM-Q Researchers and Students Publish Study on 3D Tissue-Engineered Drug Screening Platforms

Doha – May 23, 2022: Senior researchers and medical students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have published a paper focused on improving drug-screening platforms for vascular diseases. The research team, led by Dr. Isra Marei, Post-Doctoral Associate in Pharmacology, includes four members of WCM-Q’s Class of 2024 - Tala Abu Samaan, Maryam Ali Al-Quradaghi, Asmaa A Farah and Shamin Hayat Mahmud – plus Professor Chris Triggle, Professor of Pharmacology, and Associate Professor of Pharmacology Hong Ding.  The study has been published in Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine as an invited review for a special issue on regenerative medicine and is titled, ‘3D tissue-engineered vascular drug screening platforms: promise and considerations.’ The paper focused on improving drug screening ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Team Creates Three-Year Computer Science Curriculum

New curriculum is piloted in seven Qatar schools   A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has created a three-year computer science curriculum for middle school students to prepare students for higher level classes in computer science. The project was funded by a Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) grant from the National Priorities Research Program. The new curriculum is being piloted in seven Qatar schools this year, as well as schools in Pakistan and the United States. The team has already trained more than 200 teachers, who are teaching the new curriculum to more than 20,000 students in total. Saquib Razak, lead principal investigator on the project and the associate area head of computer science at CMU-Q, has been working for more than a decade on ......read more

Match Day Joy for WCM-Q's New Doctors

Doha – May 17, 2022:  Newly graduated doctors of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have matched with residency programs at some of the world’s most prestigious university hospitals.  The newly qualified doctors, who graduated this month, matched with residency training programs at elite institutions in Qatar and the United States, including Hamad Medical Corporation, Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Case Western/University Hospital Cleveland, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania, Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, among others.  The medical specialties the new doctors will be pursuing are anesthesiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, ......read more

WCM-Q Students Boost Key Physicianship Skills with Cornell Stars Program

Doha – May 9, 2022: The next generation of doctors currently learning their craft at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) had the chance to develop core physicianship skills when they took online consultations with some of the youngest members of the community.  Medical students at WCM-Q logged in to the event to take part in a series of consultations with children aged two months to six years, under the supervision of qualified pediatricians. The event, which has been held virtually since 2020 owing to physical distancing guidelines, is an important step in the clinical training of the students as they experience for the first time the joy and challenge of engaging with a young patient, putting them at ease, and then conducting a medical examination.  Prior to lockdown, the annual Cornell Stars event was a ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Students Win National Arabic Debate Championship

April 28, 2022:  A team of students from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, won the QatarDebate Arabic National Universities Debating Championship in Arabic, with all three debaters placing in the top ten speakers of both the tournament and championship.  Rahaf Abutarbush, Ammar Karkour and Abdullah Shaar had a perfect record in league competitions this academic year, placing first in the Arabic National Universities League. In the championship final, they faced off against a team from Qatar University, and were ultimately victorious. This is the second consecutive year the team has won the Qatar national championship, and the second consecutive year that Shaar won best speaker. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, congratulated the students on their win. “A Carnegie Mellon ......read more

WCM-Q Qatar Aspiring Doctors Program provides Pathway to Careers in Medicine for High School Students

Doha – April 27, 2022:  Forty-eight talented high school students with ambitions to become physicians have completed the challenging Qatar Aspiring Doctors Program (QADP), run by the Office of Student Outreach and Educational Development at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q).  The program runs from September to March and offers advanced tuition in the physical sciences, biology, research skills and English for academic purposes to help students who wish to study medicine at WCM-Q hit the ground running. Given the challenging nature of much of the material, there was a celebratory atmosphere when the successful students gathered at WCM-Q for a completion ceremony to mark their achievements. The students, who are in grades 10, 11 and 12, were drawn from 19 high schools in both the government and public sectors. Each ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Hosts Marhaba Tartans for Newly Admitted Students

DOHA, QATAR: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, welcomed newly admitted students at the Marhaba Tartans event.  Each year, CMU-Q hosts the admitted students to learn more about the university, including academic programs and student experience. This is the first time Marhaba Tartans has been in-person since 2019, and the sessions were also live-streamed for those who could not attend. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, noted that admission to the CMU-Q Class of 2026 was exceptionally competitive. “Students, you are among a very select group, and I want to congratulate each and every one of you. You have worked hard in high school, you have shown us that you are curious, driven and creative. You have earned your place in the Class of 2026.” In 2022, application numbers ......read more

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Doha – March 24, 2022: Healthcare experts from across Qatar convened for a Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) interprofessional training event that discussed strategies to optimize the safety of medication for patients in the primary care and outpatient settings in Qatar.  The Optimization of Medication Safety in the Primary Care & Outpatient Settings event was coordinated by ......read more

Carnegie Mellon Qatar Celebrates Dean's List, Fall 2021…

168 students recognized for academic excellence Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation (QF) partner university, recognized 168 students for academic excellence with the fall 2021 semester Dean’s List ceremony. Students are included on the Dean’s List based on grades from the previous semester.  The Dean’s List for the fall 2021 semester ......read more

CMU-Q Startup Receives Grant from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation…

Alumni-led company, Stellic, will investigate challenges for students from traditionally under-represented student populations March12, 2022:  A business that started as a student project at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has been awarded a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to identify technology challenges in the ......read more

WCM-Q Researchers Identify Protein markers for COVID-19 Disease…

Doha – March 7th, 2022: Researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have together with colleagues from the Weill Cornell Medicine campus in New York (WCM-NY) identified proteins that circulate at higher levels in the blood of COVID-19 patients than in healthy controls. The Doha-based researcher team, led by Dr. Frank Schmidt and Dr. Karsten Suhre, used WCM-Q's advanced ......read more

The Business Year to host Female Voices & The Qatari Economy, Commemorating International Women's ...…

STANDFIRST: This March 7, The Business Year will host a panel discussion, Female Voices & The Qatari Economy, commemorating International Women’s Day Doha, March 7, 2021—The Business Year, in partnership with The Qatari Businesswomen Association, is hosting a special event, Female Voices & The Qatari Economy, this Monday, March 7, in the Sidra Ballroom at JW Marriot ......read more

CMU-Q Explores Qatari Dialects, Draws Interactive Map to Preserve Heritage…

Research project tracks social and geographical variations, creating digital tool to explore Qatari dialect usage Languages are a main driver of personal interactions and intercultural communication, embodying heritage and reflecting the development of civilizations and societies. As such, languages are constantly evolving and changing from the interaction of society’s various ......read more

WCM-Q Students Shadow Physicians to gain Clinical Experience…

Doha – February 14, 2022: Pre-medical and foundation students from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) gained a glimpse of life as a working doctor when they had the chance to shadow practicing physicians for a week at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and Sidra Medicine.  Fifty WCM-Q pre-medical and foundation students took part in the Clinical Observership Experience, spending five ......read more

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