is poised to take advantage of, and excel in, this new research environment,
with its schools of, biomedical/biotechnology sciences, dental medicine,
medicine, CHS, and Pharmacy.
The vision for the resulting five-year RIMHS strategic plan is to strengthen
programs across all UOS respective schools and units, foster integration and
collaboration across the colleges of health and medical sciences and between RIMHS
and the university's biological/biochemical and engineering programs, build
academic strength in health throughout UOS, and UAE society at large by
improving biomedical and health care research.
SIMR will be leading the UOS efforts to be a national and international leader
in the biomedical and health sciences and their related professions. The
approach incorporates insights from laboratory basic sciences as well as
clinical, behavioral, and public health. RIMHS will advance population-based,
value-driven health care by building on its recognized clinical and biomedical
research, engaging with local and global communities, taking advantage of and
strengthening its uniquely diverse faculty, and realizing inter-professional
synergies among its schools. Further, RIMHS will strengthen its many
professional ties with international, NGOs and the government institutions
(MOH, MHED…etc.) and foster new public-private partnerships vital to UAE health
and biomedical research.
Figure 1. RIMHS focus areas