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Professor Sameer Otoom Congratulates Professor Ghufran Jassim for Winning the Bahraini Doctor Award

  • Bahrain

The President RCSI Bahrain, Professor Sameer Otoom, congratulated Professor Ghufran Jassim, an Associate Professor in Family Medicine at RCSI Bahrain, for being one of the winners of the first edition of the ‘Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Award for Bahraini Doctor’ under the category of ‘Innovation and Creative Award in Therapeutic, Clinical and Medical Research Award’.

In attendance were Vice President for Academic Affairs and Head of School of Medicine of RCSI Bahrain - Professor Alfred Nicholson, and RCSI Bahrain’s Chief Operating Officer - Mr Stephen Harrison-Mirfield.

RCSI Bahrain President, Professor Otoom commented on Professor Jassim’s achievement: “My sincere congratulations to Professor Ghufran Jassim for being among the first recipients of the ‘Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Award for Bahraini Doctor’. Having published 35 research papers in international peer-reviewed journals over the years, this award is a testimony to the significance of Professor Ghufran’s contribution to medical scientific research in Bahrain. RCSI Bahrain is committed to advancing healthcare through innovative research and we look forward to Professor Ghufran’s future research projects and valuable contribution to enhancing human health in Bahrain and beyond.”

As one of the awardees of the ‘Innovation and Creative Award in Therapeutic, Clinical and Medical Research Award’ category, Professor Jassim commented: “I am tremendously honoured and grateful to be the recipient of this prestigious award. My field of research is focused on topics that involve women’s health, such as breast cancer and cervical cancer. I am highly interested in understanding the genetic composition and genetic mutations in familial breast cancer, which will be the focus of my research in the coming few years. However, I am currently working on COVID-19 research papers in the pipeline of publications, in view of the recent pandemic and its vast consequences.”

The Award will be granted to the recipients on the first Wednesday in November, on the occasion of celebrating the Bahraini Doctors’ Day, as decided earlier this year by HRH the Prime Minister at the Award’s launch. The Award is to recognise the efforts and contributions of Bahraini doctors and encourage them to further contribute to the fields of therapeutic, clinical and medical scientific research, innovation and community service and development.