The Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Maryjean Schenk, M.D., M.P.H., and former WSU president Jay Noren, M.D., M.P.H., now at Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates, join leadership from both universities at an April 29 visit to the WSU School of Medicine.
Khalifa University's leadership visit with the WSU College of Engineering's Dean Farshad Fotouhi and others.
A delegation from Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research in the United Arab Emirates visited Wayne State University April 29-30 to discuss potential future collaborations.
Khalifa University, founded in 2007 and located in Abu Dhabi, the nation’s capital and second largest city, is in its second year of a five-year strategic plan. The group met with leadership from the WSU School of Medicine and College of Engineering throughout the two-day tour. Khalifa is in the process of establishing its own College of Medicine and Health Sciences.
“They wanted to explore the inner workings of how a medical school is operated and we were happy to have them as our guests and share ideas,” said School of Medicine Vice Dean of Education Maryjean Schenk, M.D., M.P.H. “They were very interested in medical school curriculum and we arranged meetings with our administrators so that they could pick our brains.”
The visiting group included former WSU president Jay Noren, M.D., M.P.H., now provost and Khalifa professor of Biomedical Engineering, and President Tod Laursen, Ph.D."We were pleased to welcome Dr. Jay Noren and others from Khalifa University to the WSU College of Engineering. We are in discussion with Khalifa University in establishing various collaboration agreements in Engineering and Medicine,” said WSU’s Farshad Fotouhi, dean of the WSU College of Engineering.