Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Al-Shabrawey’s vision: Turn OU, OUWB into eye research powerhouse

Eyes help us see, and some even say serve as windows to the soul, but they mean even more to Mohamed Al-Shabrawey, M.D., Ph.D.

The reason?

Al-Shabrawey — founding director of Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine’s Eye Research Center (ERC) — has built a life and career that revolves around eyes. Now, he has his sights on ramping up OUWB’s eye research and furthering Oakland University’s decades of success in the field.

He’s in prime position to make his vision a reality, too.

Not only was he recently named founding director of the ERC at OUWB, but also director of the OU Eye Research Institute (ERI), and the first V. Everett Kinsey Endowed Professor of Biomedical Sciences in the ERI. He’s also a professor in OUWB’s Department of Foundational Medical Studies.

“Our predecessors have created an excellent national reputation,” says Al-Shabrewey.

“We have a great opportunity to continue building on that success and create a dynamic framework with the ERI integrated with (OUWB) and other units at OU.”

(Only partial stories are posted here with hopes to provide a brief overview and introduction to my most recent work. The full version of this story may be found on the OUWB website here.)


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