Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI) successfully concluded the seventh edition of its Summer Research Programme with an appreciation event recently.
A total of 15 undergraduate students from Qatar University, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar , Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q), and the University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ) gained hands-on research experience.
The programme which ran from May 14 to July 13, provided an opportunity for aspiring researchers to work alongside eight esteemed scientists and their teams in tailored internships.
The programme served as a launchpad for these students to expand their knowledge, refine their research skills, and explore cutting-edge scientific methodologies.
Boshra Mohammad, a UCQ student stated: “I learned many things, such as how to effectively communicate with families and their children who have autism. I also learned how to assess children using different diagnostic tools and I’m still in the learning process.”
Sama Ayoub, a participant from WCM-Q, said: "As a current pre-medical student and aspiring physician, I had the opportunity to complete the Summer Research Programme for two consecutive years. Interning with prominent scientists and researchers in a supportive environment has immensely enriched my skills and nurtured my passion for research.
Dr Omar Albagha, QBRI’s acting executive director, added: “QBRI will continue to transform healthcare through research and nurture the scientific leaders of tomorrow. The Summer Research Programme will remain an integral part of this mission, bridging the gap between education and practical research, and empowering students to make significant contributions to the field of biomedical sciences.”
Some of the participants of the programme.