WCM-Q alumnus making headlines in hematology

WCM-Q alumnus making headlines in hematology

Dr. Jawad Al-Khafaji

Class of 2011


During the course of 2012, Dr. Al-Khafaji was selected for the prestigious American Society of Hematology’s 2012 Trainee Research Award. The purpose of the award is to expose trainees to hematology and research early in their careers with the hope of inspiring them to pursue hematology in their future research training. 

As part of one of 44 trainees selected, Dr. Al-Khafaji, received $4,000 to conduct research on blood and blood-related diseases as well as $1,000 in funding to travel to the 54th ASH annual meeting at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, where he got to network with leaders in the field and learn about the latest research and therapies in hematology.

The Trainee Research Awards have supported hundreds of students and medical residents in the United States, Mexico and Canada since 1995. The funding is distributed through the awardees’ institutions and supports the trainees’ research projects for a duration of three to 12 months.

Dr. Al-Khafaji arrived at WCM-Q from Iraq on a scholarship offered by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. His role in the medical fraternity continues to inspire others while also marking the notable efforts of those that saw potential in him.