KAUST Smart-Health Initiative

An initiative by a world-leading institution for the development and usage of smart health technologies and knowledge to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and training programs that transforms healthcare delivery system of Saudi Arabia and the world from traditional medicine to precision medicine. Central to this initiative is the collaboration between KAUST scientists with clinicians in the best in-Kingdom medical centres.

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24 May, 2022

AI helps diagnose post-COVID lung problems

A new AI diagnostic tool developed by KAUST scientists allows doctors to visualize lung damage caused by COVID-19 in more detail.

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25 January, 2022

كاوست: مبادرة الصحة الذكية ترفع معايير رعاية المرضى

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23 November, 2021

First MD-Ph.D. program in Saudi Arabia

Top medical students from AlFaisal University will undertake their Ph.D. degree at KAUST to obtain the necessary training needed to conduct basic research and the implementation of smart-health tools and methods in the Saudi healthcare delivery system.

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Evolutions: From Geroscience to Hevolution

Aging is the main risk factor for virtually all chronic diseases affecting humankind. Geroscience is a relatively new field that, by addressing that fact, posits that clinically addressing the biology of aging will have a much larger impact on human health than the current approach of addressing diseases one at a time. In fact, aging biology research has advanced to the point that a level of understanding has been reached where a geroscience-focused approach to medicine appears not only feasible, but necessary. 


Dr. Felipe Sierra

Chief Scientific Officer at Hevolution Foundation