Centre of Medical and Bio-allied Health Sciences Research (CMBHSR)

Overview

Ajman University Center for Medical and Bio-Allied Health Sciences Research (CMBAHSR) is the University’s central point for connecting Ajman university researchers to opportunities for funding and a variety of research-related services. Research in Medical and Bio-allied Health Sciences is contributing to the development of life -changing technologies with significant impact on individuals and communities.

Ajman University researchers are:

  • Engaged in studies of chronic disease prevention and management, public health policy and practice, all with a view to developing strategies that improve well-being.
  • Conducting fundamental research into the molecular, and biophysical determinants of disease states.
  • Improving medical diagnostic procedures and drug design.
  • Using developments in artificial intelligence to deliver personalized care for medical conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, Diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome, neurosciences, cardiovascular and renal sciences.
  • Developing new and improved technologies for the targeted release of therapeutic agents.
  • Improving the quality of health services for vulnerable populations through the development and implementation of innovative research and training programs.
  • Integrating research and education programs to enhance health care practices in UAE.

 

Vision

In support of Ajman university’s goal of being recognized as one of the top universities regionally and globally, the (CMBAHSR) will continue to grow research opportunities and funding, facilitate the achievement of excellence in research, and support commercialization of research results.

Mission

The AU- (CEMBHSR) provides a comprehensive suite of high-quality services, expert knowledge, experience, and professional networks in support of the research enterprise.

 

Goals

  • To identify, promote, and facilitate research funding opportunities.
  • Build opportunities to increase interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research.
  • To enhance institutional infrastructure and processes that support and enable research excellence and impact in medical and health sciences.
  • To encourage and support engagement in high-quality research and knowledge transfer activities amongst its pool of world-class researchers.
  • To facilitate and support the achievement of excellence in research and commercialization of research results.

Interdisciplinary Population Health

Research of the Interdisciplinary Population Health team aims to further advance the expertise and competence of academic health disciplines through developments of discipline sharing and integration. It also aims to address social and collaborative matters amongst the health disciplines away from discipline-related academic outcomes.

The team will collaborate with health organizations, governments, industry, and other research institutes, locally and internationally to tackle the essence, process, and outcomes of population health concepts with the ultimate goal of enhancing the health condition of the population. The research will adopt established interdisciplinary methods of preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in addressing health problems of people equally; leading to enhanced health outcomes and effective and efficient running of health management systems that cater for the health needs of the population.

 

Interdisciplinary Population Health

Coordinator

College

Dr. Sanah Hasan

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Members from Ajman University

Dr. Nadir Kheir 

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Muaed AlOmar

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Subish Palaian 

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Alaa Al-Amiry

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Raghad Hashem

College of Dentistry

Dr. Abdul Rahman Saleh

College of Dentistry

 

 

Diabetes and metabolic syndrome

 

Diabetes and metabolic syndrome

Coordinator

College

Dr. Musaab Omer

College of Medicine

Members from Ajman University

 

 Dr. Zain Mirgani

College of Medicine

 Dr. Amine BAHI

College of Medicine

Dr. Abdallah Alzoubi

College of Medicine

 Dr. Ibrahim Bani

College of Medicine

Dr. Anastasiya Spaska

College of Medicine

Neuroscience

Neuroscience

 Coordinator

College

Dr. Amine BAHI

College of Medicine

Members from Ajman University

 

1) Dr. Alfreda Stadlin

College of Medicine

2) Dr. Nisha Kumari

College of Medicine

3)Dr. Gabriel andreda 

College of Medicine

4) Dr. Pedzisai Mazengenya

College of Medicine

5) Dr. Solomon Senok

College of Medicine

6) Erum Khan

 College of Medicine

7) Dr. Gehan El Akabawy

College of Medicine

Cardiovascular and renal

Cardiovascular and renal 

Coordinator

College

Dr. Ahmad Ahmeda

College of Medicine

Members from Ajman University

 

1) Dr. Nisha Kumari

College of Medicine

2) Dr. Solomon Senok

College of Medicine

3) Dr. Musaab Omer

College of Medicine

4) Dr. Abdallah Alzoubi

College of Medicine

Epidemiology and community medicine

 

Epidemiology and community medicine

Coordinator

 College

Dr. Ibrahim  Bani

College of Medicine

Members from Ajman University

 

1) Dr. Sinclaire Steele

College of Medicine

2)  Dr. Yahia Mohamed

College of Medicine

3) Dr. Alfreda stadlin

College of Medicine

4) Dr. Ahmad Ahmeda

College of Medicine

5) Erum Khan

College of Medicine

6) Dr Azmat Riaz

College of Medicine

7) Dr. Gabriel Andrade

College of Medicine

8) Dr.  Ayesha Azhar

College of Medicine

 

Drug Design, Development, Delivery, Analysis and Mechanistic Studies

Drug Design, Development, Delivery, Analysis and Mechanistic Studies (D4AMS) is an established component of the CEMBHSR within the Ajman University (AU). The members of the team shall work on the convergence of health and medical sciences between the AU’s medical, dental, biological/biochemical, pharmaceutical and biomedical engineering programs to address the UAE’s most pressing health problems, and the world at large by improving biomedical and health care research.

To open new vistas in the next generation medical science that enables discovery of new drugs, low-cost and high-quality personalized yet scalable healthcare, disease prevention, early detection and containment, and new modes of medical science education. D4AMS has the resources, facilities and equipment for drug design, development (including synthesis and characterisation), analysis and formulation development and characterization and clinical studies.

Coordinator

College

Dr.  Sai Boddu 

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Members from Ajman University

Prof. Nageeb Hassan 

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Prof. Moyad Shahwan

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Moawia Altabakha

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Akram Ashames

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Farah Hamad

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Zehra Edis

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Richie Bhandare

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Elshaimaa Arafa 

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Samir Bloukh 

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Nihal Ibrahim 

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Manal Buabeid 

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Medical Instrumentation and Signal Processing

Since engineering has always been progressing side-by-side with medicine and biology, the aim of the Medical Instrumentation and Signal Processing (MISP) team is to collaborate with other groups within CEMBHSR, other research centres within AU, as well as external research entities (outside AU) to deliver novel research work that will have a positive impact on society and advance knowledge in healthcare. The research interests of the team lie in several areas such as sensor fabrication, neuro-engineering, medical electronics, biomaterials, bio-signal processing, and image processing.

In addition to the regular members of the team, faculty members and industry specialists from all engineering and information technology disciplines shall be invited to add to the existing expertise of the team in order to create the ideal environment for tackling contemporary and complex research problems.   

 

Coordinator

College

Dr. Fadi Jaber

Engineering and Information Technology / Biomedical Engineering

Members from Ajman University

Dr. Mohammed Nasor

Engineering and Information Technology / Biomedical Engineering

Eng. Mujeeb Rahman

Engineering and Information Technology / Biomedical Engineering

Clinical and Translational Dentistry

Our team is multifaceted with departments actively pursuing research in both clinical and translational dental treatment. Our endeavour would be to collaborate with other colleges present within the university and globally to achieve our goal of contributing justifiable and repeatable results that sheds light on some frequently asked research questions. As a college which belongs to a consortium of colleges in the region providing clinical good governance, it is our responsibility to contribute judiciously to the cause. Our team will be concentrating on topics related to:

  • Oral cancer, biochemical studies, and studies related to growth and development
  • Studies related to metabolic syndromes, with emphasis on diabetes mellitus and obesity
  • Translational research with relation to local delivery of drugs in animal model studies and ex-vivo studies as a multidisciplinary collaborative effort along with college of medicine and pharmacy
  • In-silica analysis using AI to evaluate microbial flora and cytology studies
  • Incorporating big data and assessing its implications in dental treatment delivery
  • Conducting cross-sectional analysis and population based studies related to a specific dental disease

 

Coordinator

College

Dr. Sudhir Rama Varma

Dentistry

Members from Ajman University

Prof. Abdulhaq Sulaiman

Dentistry

Prof. Mohamed Jaber

Dentistry

Dr. Ahmed Jagshi

Dentistry

Dr. Simy Mathew

Dentistry

Dr. Kelvin Ian

Dentistry

Dr. Alexander Luk

Dentistry

Dr. Okba Mahmou

Dentistry

Dr. Krishna Prasad Shetty

Dentistry

Dr. Khamis Gaballah

Dentistry

Dr. Gulrez Nadeem

Dentistry

Dr. Ebtesam Khalil

Dentistry

Dr. Adil Mageet

Dentistry

Infrastructure & Facilities

CORE FACILITIES:

  1. Western Blot
  2. Tissue culture Lab
  3. HPLC (Prominence-I new series),
  4. FTIR (IRAffinity)
  5. Fully automated chemistry analyser
  6. Discover Microwave Synthesizer Rotary Evaporator
  7. ELISA Reader with Washer
  8. Mini-protein electrophoresis
  9. DLS nano sizer, Climate Chamber
  10. Ultra Sonicator, Carbon dioxide incubator
  11. Refrigerated micro centrifuge (Z216 ML with rotor)
  12. Makerbot 3D Printer (METHOD X), Freeze Dryer
  13. Alga Pure HPLC Water System
  14. Animal house facility- in process

Funding

Internal Funding:

AU will provide funds to members of the research center through internal research grants and infrastructure support for researchers in the medical and allied health sciences fields.

External Research Grants:

The center will target to gain the award of research grants from major national and international research funding agencies. In addition, researchers will be involved in joint research projects with a variety of national and international private and public institutions.

International Collaborators

The suggested external partners are as follows. Others may also be considered.

Name Contact address
Dr. Jwala Renukuntla High Point University, High Point, NC, USA
Dr. Hamzah Al Zubaidy The University of Sharjah
Dr. Kebede Beyene The University of Auckland, NZ
Dr. Djenane Ramalho de Oliveira Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dr. Ahmed Awaisu Qatar University

 

Adjunct Research Associates

Name

Contact address

Prof. Brian Godman

Department of Pharmacoepidemiology, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Dr.Anas Shamsi

Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences

Jamia Millia Islamia , New Delhi, India

Dr. Amit K. Tiwari

College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA

Prof. Muthu

Department of Pediatric and Preventive Den-tistry, Sri Ramachandra Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Re-search, Chennai, India.

Hiring Plan

The center is intended to establish a post-doctorate research associate post and announce that in the university website. The specialization will be determined based on the demand of the research center members and other faculty members in the area.