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RISE Center at the American University of Kuwait holds Lecture entitled, "Cuban Biotechnology vs. the Diabetic Foot: Strategy, Results and Kuwait Clinical Trials."

The Center for Research in Informatics, Sciences and Engineering (RISE) at the American University of Kuwait inaugurated its annual Lecture Series Wednesday with a lecture entitled, "Cuban Biotechnology vs. the Diabetic Foot: Strategy, Results and Kuwait Clinical Trials." The event's VIP guest list included the Ambassador of Cuba in Kuwait, His Excellency Andres Gonzalez Garrido, and his wife, in addition to a number of renowned AUK faculty members.

Commencing with welcoming remarks from RISE Director Dr. Amir Zeid, and the Dean of the College of Art and Sciences Dr. Rawda Awwad, the lecture shed light on the ongoing collaboration between the Cuban Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) and Kuwait's Dasman Diabetes Institute (DDI). The joint efforts of the two bodies have successfully wielded Cuban research in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers in Kuwait. "We have chosen to commence our Lecture Series with this beacon of scientific hope," Dr. Zeid said of the event, "A little over a year ago we had a dream of creating this intellectual hub for innovators from all walks of life or corners of earth to come voice their visions here at AUK. This is what RISE is about. I'm glad to have witnessed this vision materialize here tonight."

Presentations by CIGB Assistant Researchers Drs. Lianet Rodriguez Cabrera and Ridel Jesus Febles Sanabria tackled the latest Cuban innovation in Biotechnology, Health Sciences and Medicine. "This is a great opportunity on so many levels," Dr. Rodriguez noted, "Getting to share scientific experiences and interact with the Kuwaiti audience here tonight truly is a remarkable leap forward."

Dr. Rodriguez obtained her PhD in Biological Sciences with a specialization in Molecular Biosciences from the University of Havana, Cuba, in 2013. Dr. Febles on the other hand is an Angiology and Vascular Surgery Specialist at the Cuban Jose R. Lopez Tabranes Provincial Teaching Hospital. Both scientists are members of a team of experts currently overseeing the center's clinical trials at DDI.

The evening marked the kickoff of this year's RISE Lecture Series set to cover a plethora of academic disciplines and interests, as the Dean of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences Dr. Rawda Awwad said, "For us to advance this process forward, outreach and partnerships between higher education and the economic sector, public and private enterprises are essential in linking new knowledge to development goals."

A primary source of AUK's interdisciplinary research and development endeavors, RISE aims at forging strong intellectual connections among local and international innovators, as well as academia and industry practitioners - whilst concurrently fostering efforts for community engagement and outreach.

The AUK Center for Research in Informatics, Sciences, and Engineering (RISE) serves as AUK's primary source for research and development activities, a bridge to industry, and an important venue for community outreach. RISE adapts an integrative model by forging connections between academic disciplines, local & international innovators, academia & industry, as well as technology & society.
 


Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Rawda Awwad


RISE Director, Dr. Amir Zeid


CIGB Assistant Researcher Dr. Lianet Rodriguez Cabrera


Audience


Audience


Audience


Dr. Rawda Awwad presenting Certificate of Appreciation to Dr. Lianet Rodriguez Cabrera


Dr. Rawda Awwad presenting Certificate of Appreciation to Dr. Ridel Jesus Febles Sanabria


Discussion between the audience and the speaker


(Left to right) Dr. Ali Charara; Dr. Ridel Jesus Febles Sanabria; Dr. Lianet Rodriguez Cabrera; the Ambassador of Cuba in Kuwait, His Excellency Andres Gonzalez Garrido, and his wife; Dr. Amir Zeid and Dr. Rawda Awwad


Group photo after the lecture


(Left to right) the Ambassador of Cuba in Kuwait, His Excellency Andres Gonzalez Garrido, and his wife; Dr. Lianet Rodriguez Cabrera and Dr. Ridel Jesus Febles Sanabria


Group photo for AUK students and alumni with Dr. Amir Zeid after the lecture

Released by the Office of Public Affairs on the 1st December 2015

Photography by the Office of Public Affairs (C) 2015



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