WCMC-Q honours research trainees
Doha, July 29, 2013
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) recently presented four Qatari research trainees with graduation awards for the annual Biomedical Research Training Program held at the Education City campus.
“This is one of the most successful programmes that we run here at WCMC-Q and the reason for that is multi-fold. Part of our mission for Qatar Foundation is to build the human capacity in the long term and there is no better way to build the human capacity than with this kind of training and interactions,” said professor Khaled Machaca, associate dean for Research at WCMC-Q, a partnership between New York-based Cornell University and Qatar foundation
“The goals of the programme are simple. It takes people who are interested in biomedical research no matter how small it is, and exposes them to a broad spectrum of what research is all about – from being in the lab to administering research, to doing both basic and clinical research and to learn about what compliance is, what is involved in grants and contracts and how to manage them.
“This is an opportunity for young scientists to find their niche or that particular area of research where they are comfortable in and hopefully to build a career based on that,” Professor Machaca said.
“The programme is not aimed to train a large number of trainees, the program’s goal is to train a small number of well-qualified trainees who will fit well into a research environment. It aims to hire Qatari nationals within our research department who will stay with us for the long term.”
The six-month training programme is open to talented Qatari Nationals from all walks of science, who are recent university graduates interested in pursuing careers in biomedical research-related fields. - TradeArabia News Service