Research and Development

We at HMC are striving through our research efforts to discover new knowledge and to set new standards of patient care. We bring together the brightest minds to collaborate on cutting edge projects that are of importance to Qatar and a concern in day to day practice.

The HMC Medical Research Center (MRC), formed in 1998, is a world class facility supporting high quality innovative research in Qatar. Our vision is to be recognized as an internationally respected center of collaborative research, with our outcomes translating into measurable improvements in healthcare.

Promoting research for better health

Receiving an average of 200–300 research proposals each year, the center encourages and supports research at a local, regional and national level. Utilizing HMC’s unique position as Qatar’s premier healthcare provider to push the research agenda at all levels, the Medical Research Center is able to pursue activities which improve the quality of health and healthcare.

With a team of dedicated researchers, the MRC strives to foster a research culture which upholds the following core values:

  • Ethical standards, integrity and accountability
  • Teamwork and collaborative effort
  • Honesty and sincerity
  • Information and knowledge acquisition for continuous improvement
  • Concern for improving community health and quality of life
  • Safe and inspiring environment.

Foci of research

MRC encourages researchers to lead change by identifying and finding solutions to challenges. The center supports medical research efforts in areas which include:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Genomic factors on health of individuals and population
  • Women’s and children’s health
  • Public health
  • Professions allied to medicine (PAMs)
The MRC has also recognized the need for the introduction of the following research areas through collaboration, internal development and capacity building:

  • Basic research
  • Translational research
  • Knowledge management

Research Partners

The Medical Research Center has established research and scientific partnerships with academic and healthcare institutions worldwide including:

  • Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar
  • Sidra Medical and Research Center, Qatar
  • Qatar National Research Fund
  • Qatar Foundation Research Division
  • Qatar University
  • Shafallah Medical Genetics Center, Qatar
  • The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Canada
  • Mayo Clinic, United States
  • Heidelberg University, Germany
  • Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
  • University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Our Success Stories

  • Recognition of “Research” as 1 of 3 pillars of HMC
  • Support of HMC and national leadership to develop research as evidenced by significant increase in commitment to research and financial funding
  • Increase in number of grants awarded in the 3rd cycle of the National Priorities Research Program which were more than the 2 previous cycles combined
  • Being awarded 3 “Basic Science Research” grants in the 3rd cycle which has laid the foundation for development of basic science research at HMC
  • Awarded a designated “Basic Science Research” track at Qatar Health 2010 with scheduled presentations from world renowned international and local speakers
To find out more about research and development at HMC please visit our Medical Research Center website.

Medical Library

Visit our Medical Library to search for medical journals and research articles.

HMC Medical Library

Drug and Clinical Information

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