x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 January 2018

Winners of the Sultan Bin Khalifa thalassemia awards

More than 300 applicants were received for the six international categories and 14 national categories.

More than 300 applicants were received for the six international categories and 14 national categories. The winners are as follows:

Personality of the Year Award: Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the Minister of Finance

The National Award category

Medical Institute or Centre of Excellence (Dh100,000 prize money): Dubai Thalassemia Centre

Outstanding Physician (Dh35,000 prize money): Dr Abdul Malik Abdulla Abdul Rasik - paediatrician and consultant , Fujairah Thalassaemia Centre, Fujairah, Dr Missam Bakir, consultant paediatrician, Dubai Thalassaemia Centre, Dr Hasna Saeed, consultant paediatrician, Al Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi.

Outstanding Nurse (Dh30,000 prize money): Khalid Al Habayba, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain; Smar Jawad Hussain, Dubai Thalassaemia Centre; and Mariam Khassif, Fujairah Thalassaemia Centre.

Outstanding Personality for Social Support (Dh30,000 prize money): Khalida Khammas, Dubai Thalassaemia Centre

Inspiring Patient (Dh30,000): Shakeela Basheer

Extraordinary parent (Dh30,000 prize money): Sheikha Al Wali

Best research publication (Dh20,000 prize money): Dr Laila Al Shaeer, doctor of philosophy in molecular haematology and director of the Dubai Health Authority blood donation centre

Best Media Coverage (Dh20,000 prize money): Emad Abdul Hamid - Al Bayan newspaper

Philanthropist of the Year (non-monetary award): Abdul Jalil Al Fahim and family

Best Supporting Organisation in Clinical Support Services (non-monetary award): Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Centre and Dubai Blood Donation Centre.

Best Supporting Organisation in Community Support Services (non-monetary award): National Screening Centre for Haemoglobinopathies in the UAE - Al Nahyan Maternal and Child Health Care Screening Center

Best Supporting Organisation in Patient Support Services (non-monetary award): Emirates Thalassaemia Society

Best Media Group (non-monetary award): Sharjah Media Cooperation

Top Student in Medical Field: Dr Fatheya Al Khaja

 

The International Award category

Sultan bin Khalifa Grand International Award for Scientific Achievement ($20,000 prize money): Prof David Nathan (USA), Prof Phaedon Fessas (Greece) Pro Prewase Wasi (Thailand)

Sultan bin Khalifa International Award for Leadership in Thalassaemia (non-monetary award): Prof Ali Taher (Lebanon)

Sultan bin Khalifa International Award for Innovative Research in Thalassaemia ($20,000 prize money): Dr Michel Sadelaine (USA), Kettering Memorial Cancer Centre, New York

Sultan bin Khalifa International Award for Clinical Centre for Excellence ($20,000 prize money): Mahidol Hospital Thalassaemia Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

Sultan bin Khalifa International Award for Thalassaemia Society of Excellence ($20,000 prize money): Cooley's Anemia Foundation (USA).

Sultan bin Khalifa International Scholarship for Transitional Research in Thalassaemia ($60,000 prize money): Not yet finalised.

 

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