New Recruitment Clinic Opened to Support Study


Sarah Peddie

A new recruitment clinic has opened to welcome citizens taking part in the UAE Healthy Future Study which was launched on February 6 in Dubai. 

The launch of the new recruitment clinic at the Dubai Blood Donation Center in Latifa Women and Children Hospital was announced at the launch of the UAE Healthy Future Study by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) in Dubai.

What does the study entail?

The UAE Healthy Future Study was set up to determine how the health of 20,000 UAE nationals aged 18-40 is affected by their lifestyle, environment and genes. It will specifically look at the risk factors for obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

An MoU signing between the DHA and NYUAD in June 2019 was the reason for the new clinic opening and establishing the collaboration on the study. 

The partnership between the two establishments will help increase the number of participants taking part in the study and widen its research and potential impact on UAE citizens. 

The clinic aims to support the study which will be working towards recruiting 5000 Emirati citizens enrolled from Dubai by April 2020. 

For the long-term, the study aims to recruit a total of 20,000 participants in a year to support the NYUAD’s Public Research Centre to find out the causes of common chronic diseases in the UAE. 

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