Harvard to build medical center in Dubai


While many in the U.S. have been protesting the idea of a United Arab Emirate-owned company managing some U.S. ports, Harvard has has been working with Dubai to open a state-of-the-art, 350,000-square-foot medical complex, according to the Harvard Crimson. From the article:

    The Harvard Medical School Dubai Center (HMSDC), expected to be completed in mid-2007, will house post-doctoral education and research facilities that will turn newly graduated doctors into specialists, according to Amanda Pullen, a vice president at HMI.

    The HMSDC will include the Maktoum-Harvard Library, financed by a $13.6 million gift from Dubai Crown Prince and United Arab Emirates Defence Minister His Royal Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

    Pullen said yesterday that the center, which will be located in Dubai‘s Healthcare City neighborhood and affiliated with regional healthcare systems, would be the “biggest and most comprehensive” facility of its kind in the region.

    “There are really no post-graduate training institutes like this anywhere [in the region],” Pullen said. “There is no organized sense of continuing medical education.”

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