Friday, May 27, 2016

Royal visit

INNOVATIVE WORK: Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser of Qatar visited the MGH May 19 for a special presentation about type 1 diabetes treatment and research, islet and whole organ transplantation and the future of a bionic pancreas. In attendance were, from left, Firas El-Khatib, PhD, of Boston University; Edward Damiano, PhD, MGH biomedical engineer; James Markmann, MD, PhD, chief of the MGH Transplantation Division; Hilal Lashuel, advisor to the Qatari Royal family; Her Highness; David Nathan, MD, director of the MGH General Clinical Research Center and Diabetes Center; Omar El-Agnef, PhD, executive director of Qatar Biomedical Research Institute; and Steven Jon Russell, MD, PhD, of the MGH Diabetes Unit. “We were honored to show Her Highness some of the innovative work going on at the MGH,” Nathan said. “It was a privilege to be able to share our successes and what we hope the future will bring.”

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