Since 2004, UAE Genetic Diseases Association is working consistently toward supporting the Federal Healthcare Agenda of the UAE.

UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda aims to achieve a world-class healthcare system where the Government will work in collaboration with all health authorities in the country to have:

All public and private hospitals accredited according to clear national and international quality standardsof medical services and staff.

Emphasizes the importance of preventive medicine and seeks to reduce cancer andlifestyle related diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases to ensure a longer,

Overall, the Agenda aims to create infrastructure, environment, systems andopportunities that help the UAE in becoming among the best countries in the world in terms of quality of healthcare. healthy life for citizens.


UAE Genetic Disease Association offers this prestigious set of awards in line with our agenda to support federal vision for UAE and to create a world class healthcare infrastructure for the UAE.

  •  Recognise individuals and organisations committed to use science, technology and opportunities to help countries, and communities facing the challenge of genetic disorders.
  • Promote developments in genetic research and innovations/technologies which have a significant the potential to drive improve the quality of life for patients, families and caregivers.
  • Encourage young scientists, researchers and academic community to continue to invest and commit to research in genetics.
  • To create an action oriented platform for exchange of knowledge among the global and regional scientific community.




NameDesignationCompany Name
Abdulla Al NuaimiExecutive Vice PresidentAbu Dhabi National Insurance Company (ADNIC)
Aisha AlzabiMinistry of Education, Ras Al Khaimah Zone
Faisal Al NuaimiDirector GeneralAjman Tourism Department
Ismahane A. ElouafiDirector GeneralInternational Center for Biosaline Agriculture
Dr.Mohadditha Al HashimiDirector & Executive Dean, Health Science ProgramsSharjah Women’s College at Higher Colleges of Technology
Mohamed Al-SayeghResearch Assistant ProfessorNew York University Abu Dhabi
Mohammad Sultan Al OlamaAssociate ProfessorUAE University
Omar Al ShunnarFounder and CEOJsoor
Shaikha Ebrahim AlMutawaDirector of Permits & TicketsDTCM
Shaikha Saeed AlmesmariFujairah Channels
Dr. Taif Sabah Al SarrajChief of Clinical Support ServicesTawam Hospital
Zainab Rashed AlkaabiManagerFujairah National Hotels EST



  • Most Distinguished Personality for Prevention of Genetic Diseases
  • Most Innovative Genetic Disorders Research Institution: International, Regional & National
  • Scientific Excellence: International, Regional & National
  • New Category: Most Distinguished Service in Nursing (open for Licensed & Practicing Nursing Professionals)
  • New Category: Significant Achievements in the Field of Genetics by a Woman Scientist
  • Most Distinguished Private Organization working towards raising Public Awareness of Genetic Disorders
  • Most Distinguished Individual Contributor working towards raising Public Awareness of Genetic Disorders
  • Best Health Awareness Media Program: International, Regional & National
  • Best Media Director promoting the cause of Awareness and Prevention of Genetic Disorders among Community
  • Best Film – Feature Film, Documentary or Educational Film – Promoting the Cause of Awareness and Prevention of Genetic Disorders among Community
  • New Category: Young Talent – Three best projects created on the theme of “Science and Genetics”
  • Best Contributing Volunteer of UAE Genetic Diseases Association


AWARDS CATEGORY2016 & 20172014 & 2015
Most Distinguished Arab Personality of the Year for the Prevention of Genetic DisordersNAH.H. Princess Al – Jawhara Al Ibrahimi, Saudi Arabia
Most Innovative Research Institution – InternationalUC Davis Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders InstituteWeatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine University,
Oxford, UK
Most Innovative Research Institution – RegionalKing Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, KSAKing Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan
Most Innovative Research Institution – NationalRAK Medical and Health Sciences University, UAEDubai Thalassemia Center, Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Scientific Excellence Award – International Prof. Randi J. Hagerman,
Medical Director,
MIND Institute UC Davis Health System, USA
Prof. Karel Indrak,
University Hospital, Haematology and Oncology Department,
Czech Republic
Prof. Ahmed Ashour Ahmed,
Professor of Gynaecology and Oncology,
Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology,
University of Oxford, UK
Scientific Excellence Award – RegionalDr. Rami Mahfouz,
Director of the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory,
American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon
Prof. Moien Kanaan,
Professor of Molecular Genetics,
Bethlehem University, Palestine
Prof. Lotfi Chouchane,
Assistant Dean & Professor, General Medicine & Immunology,
Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar
Scientific Excellence Award – GCCDr. Khaldoun Al-Romaih,
Scientist Stem Cell Program,
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Hani Choudhry,
Head of Cancer Biology and Molecular Therapeutics,
King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
Scientific Excellence Award – NationalDr. Fatma Al Jassmi,
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics,
College of Medicine and Health Sciences,
United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Dr. Habiba AlSafar,
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Department,
Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Hiba Al Blooshi,
PhD Candidate,
University of Western Australia, Australia
Most Distinguished Contributor for the Prevention of Blood Genetic Disorders in the UAE CommunityProf. Erol Baysal,
Consultant & Head of Molecular Genetics,
Dubai Genetic & Thalassemia Center,
Dubai Health Authority
Most Distinguished Private Organization for Community ServiceCotopia Social ResponsibilityNA
Best Health Awareness Media Program –  InternationalStem Cell Universe with Stephen Hawking, Discovery ScienceMonte Carlo Radio – Sustainable Health Program
Best Health Awareness Media Program – RegionalJamie’s Food Revolution Live at the Sydney Opera House, Fatafeat TVMBC Group – Green Apple
UAEGDA Award for The Best Health Awareness Media Program – NationalFakr Bil Sahha, Abu Dhabi TVVitamin Program
Best Documentary Film – International
Morgan Matthews
Director, A Young Beautiful Mind
Best Documentary Film – National
Amal Al – Agroobi
Director, The Brain that Sings
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