Thumbay Research Institute for Precision Medicine, Thumbay Institute of Population Health, and Thumbay Institute of Health Workforce Development have greatly transformed the training and research facilities of Gulf Medical University. Through these institutes, GMU seeks to initiate international collaboration by bringing together leaders in science and the entire scientific community including the academia and industry to foster creativity and enhance innovation in a rapidly changing world. These will form an important part of the university’s strategic and thematic planning, to significantly raise its profile and reflect it’s considered long-term priorities.
Thumbay Research Institute for Precision Medicine
The newly created Thumbay Research Institute for Precision Medicine will establish an interdisciplinary basic and translational cancer and diabetes research program to meet growing challenges facing UAE health care providers dealing with the increase in cancer burden and diabetes disease.
Thumbay Institute of Population Health
The Institute of Population Health focuses on postgraduate studies and research in the fields of public health, Epidemiology, Evidence Based Medicine, Big Data Analysis, Evidence Based Medicine & Policy and Global Health
Thumbay Institute of Healthcare Workforce Development
The Institute of Health Workforce Development builds on and expand the existing “Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare” (CASH) and the “Center for Continuing Education and Community Outreach” (CCE&CO) and the new “Center for Health Professions Education and Research” (CHPER). Its main goals is to respond to national, regional and international shortage and need for competent health workforce, “Doctors, Pharmacist, Dentist, Nurses, Paramedics and All Allied Health”. In addition to Postgraduate programs, the institute will offer in collaboration with the collage of Medicine, ‘Health Proffessions Education Programs’, Master Diploma and Certificate and conduct research in the field of medical education, simulation and training
BA Center for Online Health Professions Education and Training
Established with the aim of extending world-class health education to health professionals, individuals and communities worldwide, the center designs and delivers online professional education through a range of certificate programs.
Center for Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice (IPERP)
Gulf Medical University has recently established a Center for Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice (IPERP) with the purpose of fostering interprofessional education and collaborative research and practice. The Center is well positioned to work in collaboration with different Colleges and Institutes within Gulf Medical University and Thumbay healthcare institutions in its Academic Health System. The Center is also connected well with national and international institutions to promote interprofessional education, research and practice. Being a role model in the region, the GMU Academic Health System drives positive changes in health professions education, research and practice in order to best serve the community in Ajman and UAE.
Center for Humanitarian Education
IFRC and GMU, guided by the MOU, aims to introduce fundamental humanitarian principles, engage medical students and university staff in humanitarian action, which will be done through selected and coordinated essential training courses leading to their certification and making them well prepared to take responsibilities in this important field.