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May 25, 2014

Students to Experience Top US Research Laboratories Thanks to WCMC-Q

Healing_Hands_14_M8513.jpgFour Qatari high school students will soon be flying to the US to visit top research laboratories after winning a contest run by Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q).

Fahad Saad Al Suwaidi, Mai Nasser Al Subaie, Najlaa Abdulaziz Al Thani and Noof Ali Al Mazrooei all entered and won scholarships in WCMC-Q’s annual Healing Hands Essay Competition, which this year had the topic ‘Promoting Healthy Lives’.

The four will now have the experience of a lifetime as they go on a two-week, fully funded summer trip to visit prominent research laboratories at WCMC in New York and spend time with distinguished Weill Cornell physicians in major New York hospitals.

The Healing Hands Essay Competition is now in its seventh year. Previously only three scholarships were offered, but because of the success of the program and the huge interest from students, four are now provided. This year there were 54 entrants in the competition who came from 18 schools.

The annual Healing Hands Essay Competition is open to Qatari students currently enrolled in high schools. The summer research scholarship also covers the travel cost of a parent escort who will accompany the students during their travel to New York this summer.

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