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UAE to study COVID-19 local infection patterns

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The Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD) will focus on new research capabilities to study and understand COVID-19 and its trends in the UAE, the hospital has announced.

The research, which is being funded by a $10 million (Dh36.7 million) grant from Citi, will support UAE healthcare efforts to study the viral disease that has initiated a global pandemic. It will focus specifically on local COVID-19 infection patterns.

Facilitated by the grant, a number of dedicated staff has already been hired for the project. In addition, a new cohort of staff, consisting of senior physician-scientists and their teams, will also be developed, including Emiratis serving as trainees and residents.

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