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Faculty Travels to Dubai for Accreditation Review of a New Program

left to right: Drs. Kalman, Stephenson, and Armstrong in Dubai
Left to right: Drs. Kalman, Stephenson, Armstrong

On May 11, Dr. Dale Stephenson, professor of environmental and occupational health in the Department of Community and Environmental Health, traveled to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) to perform an accreditation review at Jumeira University. Dr. Stephenson was invited to travel to this Middle Eastern country by the UAE’s Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) to serve on an external review team that included Dr. David Kalman, chair of the University of Washington’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. Drs. Stephenson and Kalman were charged with reviewing a newly developed undergraduate Environmental Health program and making recommendations for initial accreditation on behalf of CAA representative, Commissioner Dr. Tom Armstrong.