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AUIS and High Quality Hospitals Announce Clinical Research Partnership

  American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) and High Quality Hospitals (HQH) announced today an exciting new collaboration to promote joint educational and research opportunities between the two organizations. The partnership will establish a framework for scientific collaboration, knowledge exchange, and experience sharing, as well as  provide facilities and support for undergraduate clinical training.   HQH’s Anwar Sheikha Hospital City in Sulaimani will serve as a primary teaching hospital for AUIS’s Medical Sciences department, which currently offers a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) degree in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) and has an ambitious plan to add further medical and health-related majors in the near future. The MLS program at AUIS was established in 2018 and will graduate its first cohort of undergraduate students in Spring 2022.   The partnership will also encourage collaboration on biomedical research, under the supervision of HQH’s Cancer and Biomedical Research Center (CBRC), with specific focus on regenerative medicine as well as other critical and up-an-coming medical issues.   “We are delighted to undertake this new partnership with HQH’s Anwar Sheikha Hospital City,” said Professor Bruce Walker Ferguson, AUIS President. “Though still new, the hospital complex has developed an excellent reputation for research and patient care. Working together, we can help provide the region with top-quality, affordable health care through this important experiential education opportunity for our students.”   Commenting on the scope of the partnership, HQH...

American University of Iraq, Sulaimani and Acuity International Announce “We Share the Future” Student Scholarship Campaign

  American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) announced today  the launch of a new scholarship campaign to raise money to provide students from diverse  communities across Iraq with access to higher education. The new campaign, called “We Share  the Future,” will be provided with its initial funding through a generous donation from Acuity  International, a conglomerate with a long-standing presence in Iraq through its subsidiaries  Sallyport International, Janus international, and Comprehensive Health Services (currently  operating as Caliburn International, LLC).     “Recipients of the scholarships not only have their lives change, but their families’ lives change  for the better,” according to AUIS President Bruce Walker Ferguson. “The investment in an  educated workforce from corporate community support is key to enabling AUIS to attract students  from diverse backgrounds and creates a powerful engine both for student success and for the  country’s economic growth,...

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