Three representatives from the Pitt McGowan Center for Preclinical Studies (Shawn Bengtson, Nika Hazen, and Joe Hanke) visited Mohammed Bin Rashid University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from January 91h-11th, 2024. They had the opportunity to tour the Academic Medical Center at MBRU, tour the facilities at the University of Sharjah, present on the CPCS program, and attend workshops with key stakeholders in the industry.

It was an incredibly successful three days and the CPCS would like to extend its sincere appreciation for the incredible hospitality shown by the MBRU team. The center looks forward to a continued collaboration between MBRU and Pitt.


From left to right: Joe Hanke, Shawn Bengtson, Nika Hazen, Prof. Stefan Du Plessis, Dr. Balakrishnan, Dr. Shahid Merchant, Zaw Ali Khan