Newswise — March 8, 2023, CLEVELAND: Cleveland Clinic has received a transformational philanthropic gift from the United Arab Emirates, in the name of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, that will support global pathogen and cancer research.

H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak is the mother of H.H. The President Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and regarded as “the mother of the nation” by people across the UAE. The significant contribution is made in appreciation of the vital collaboration and shared commitment to shape the future of healthcare worldwide between Cleveland Clinic and the UAE.

“It is with tremendous gratitude that Cleveland Clinic acknowledges the monumental impact this gift will have on Cleveland Clinic’s global efforts to further pathogen and cancer research, and serve patients now and in the future,” said Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., CEO and President and Morton L. Mandel CEO Chair of Cleveland Clinic. “Cleveland Clinic looks forward to growing this partnership  and continuing its commitment to the innovative advancement of translational research and patient care globally.”

The gift recognizes the dedication to advancing innovation, research, education and training within the Global Center for Pathogen & Human Health Research and the Center for Immunotherapy & Precision Immuno-oncology at Cleveland Clinic. The gift will see worldwide Cleveland Clinic building sites branded and an academic chair endowed in the name of Her Highness.

In addition, the gift will provide funding for Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s patients and physicians to participate in worldwide clinical trial programs, furthering collaboration and expert knowledge sharing across Cleveland Clinic’s global health system.

Cleveland Clinic has been privileged to have a relationship with the UAE and its leadership for nearly 50 years. The amount of the gift has not been disclosed at the request of the donor.




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