Research at WCM-Q focuses on basic, translational and clinical biomedical research, utilizing world-class core facilities to target the health needs of Qatar and the region. The primary focus of our research faculty includes conditions like diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, associated cardiovascular complications and neurogenic abnormalities.
The Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar Biomedical Research Training Program is an intensive program that requires a serious commitment to immerse yourself into the world of biomedical research immediately after graduation from college. The Biomedical Research Training Program for Qatari Nationals and long-term residents is a ten-month dual-modality training program with four months of in-class learning where participants will be exposed to the different areas of biomedical research. The program gives recent university graduates the opportunity to pursue careers in biomedical research-related fields. It offers a great experience to participants who seek to be actively involved in biomedical research projects in a challenging and rewarding environment. The program expands the understanding of managing biomedical research administratively, managing funds that pay for research, learning about the laws, policies and regulation that govern research involving humans or animals, and much more - all at the highest standards expected in a world-class institution. The training program consists of:
A. Applied internship
Applied training can be either:
- Wet lab science, which includes a variety of hands-on techniques for students interested in a bench science;
- Clinical research, learning the process of patient recruiting, developing protocols and designing studies; or
- Research administration training for those who have no laboratory background, where they can learn the different aspects of managing a research office.
B. Training in data analysis, clinical research, and research administration
- Data analysis includes learning the basics of different statistical study designs used in biomedical research, the use of descriptive statistics, production and interpretation of graphs, and statistical analysis.
- Clinical research covers a variety of topics including: sample repositories, patient recruiting, translational support, and patient registries.
- Research administration explores the areas of lab management, grants administration, research accounting, research compliance, and environmental health and safety.
C. Introduction to writing and communication skills for research scientists
Introduces students to academic writing and offers a guidance on writing scientific articles and grant proposals. More Information