January 7, 2009

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President of American University of Armenia Meets with Saudi Education

American University of Armenia (AUA) President Dr. Haroutune Armenian
traveled to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia last month to give presentations and meet
with Saudi university and government officials. Dr. Armenian, in his
capacity as supervisor of the new chair of epidemiology and public health at
King Saud University's (KSU) College of Medicine, made four major
presentations during his visit to the university from December 23 - 30,

As part of his agenda, Dr. Armenian held a number of meetings with the
leadership of KSU and other Saudi universities, as well as with Saudi
Arabia's Deputy Minister of Health. He met with Professor Abdullah A.
Al-Othman, KSU's Rector (President), and together they explored appropriate
linkages between AUA and other universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,
in particular KSU.

Dr. Armenian is also currently on the faculty of the UCLA School of Public
Health in the Department of Epidemiology, and is Professor Emeritus of
Epidemiology and the former Director of the Master of Public Health Program
at Johns Hopkins University.

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