UT partners with American University of Beirut to bring diabetes research to Middle
With diabetes diagnoses increasing at an alarming rate across the Middle East, The University of Toledo and the American University of Beirut (AUB) in Lebanon have initiated one of the first international diabetes research centers in the Arab region. “Estimates indicate that the number of people in our region living with diabetes will double in the next two decades,” said Dr. Peter Dorman, president of the American University of Beirut. “At AUB, we recognize that inaction on our part is unthinkable when we have the capacity to counter the region’s diabetes epidemic by collaborating on research and education with esteemed partners such as The University of Toledo.” UT and AUB officials recently signed a memorandum of understanding for a collaboration between the two entities in which faculty and staff at UT Medical Center will use their experience in the UT Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Research to help create a similar center at AUB: the Middle East Diabetes Research Center.
UT News, Monday August 19, 2013