Le vice décanat de la recherche a organisé le 4 Juin 2018 une visite de deux invités de l'Université de Wayne State, Détroit, Etats Unis: Pr Stephen Lanier Vice-président de la recherche et Pr Ahmed Ezzeddine Vice-président pour la sensibilisation à l'éducation et les programmes internationaux. Les deux invités se sont réunis avec les membres du conseil scientifique pour discuter des pistes de partenariats entre les deux institutions. les deux invités ont présenté leur université. le Doyen, Pr Hédi Khaïri ainsi que les vice-Doyens et le Pr Soumaya Mougou (au nom des chefs de départements) ont présenté les différents axes stratégiques de la Faculté de Médecine de Sousse. Les invités ont aussi visité le département de Biophysique à la FMS et le service des Urgences au CHU Farhat Hached. En fin de journée, ils ont été reçu par le président de l'Université de Sousse.
Draft Agenda for the visit to Tunisia
Faculty of Medicine of Sousse
3-5 June 2018
• Pr Stephen Lanier
Vice President for Research
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan USA
• Pr Ahmad Ezzeddine
Associate Vice President for Educational Outreach and International Programs, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan USA
Draft programme
3 June 2018: Arrival to Tunisia, Pick-up from Airport & Departure to the
Hotel Movenpick, Sousse
4 June 2018: 8.15 Pick-up from the Hotel
8.30-8.50: Briefing with Pr Hassen Ghannem at the Department of
Epidemiology, University Hospital Farhat Hached, Sousse
9.00-10.00: Meeting with Pr Hédi Khairi: the Dean & Key staff (Vice
Dean for Research, Vice Dean for International Cooperation
and Vice Dean for Education) of the Faculty of Medicine
of Sousse to discuss the perspectives of collaboration
10.00-12.00: Meeting with the Scientific Council of the Faculty of
Medicine of Sousse
10.00-11.00: Presentation of Wayne State University
Pr Stephen Lanier, Vice President for Research
Pr Ahmad Ezzeddine, Associate Vice President for
Educational Outreach
11.00-12.00: Presentation of the Faculty of Medicine of Sousse
Vice Deans (Research, International cooperation,
Education, Clinical training, Pedagogy, ITC,
Student’s affairs)
12.00-12.30: General discussion of the perspectives of collaboration
with Wayne State University and the way forward
12.30-13.15: Visit to Research & clinical facilities
13.15-13.30: Feed back of the visit with the Dean & way forward
13.30-14.45: Lunch & check out
15.00-15.45: Meeting with the President of the University of Sousse
15.45: Departure to Tunis Hotel El Mechtel
5 June 2018: Departure to the Airport


Stephen Lanier, PhD

Vice President for Research, Wayne State University


Stephen M. Lanier, Ph.D. received his doctorate in pharmacology from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences and received postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School in the Cardiac Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lanier has served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and Wayne State University in Detroit where he also currently serves as the Vice President for Research. He has also served as chair of the Department of Pharmacology at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and as the Chief Scientific Officer and Associate Provost for Research at MUSC.
Dr. Lanier is recognized as a leading investigator in the area of cell signaling and signal integration in health and disease and his work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health for nearly 30 years. His work has led to the development of new concepts in the field of cell signaling and has resulted in the generation of a number of new concepts in the field as well as a range of tools and resources that are widely used in the research community.
In each of his various institutional leadership roles, Dr. Lanier has enhanced research support operations, augmented entrepreneurial initiatives and technology development, developed new research infrastructure, nurtured growth in extramural research funding and broad programmatic initiatives, developed strong community ties and significant inter-institutional collaborations and partnerships involving the public and private sector

Ahmad M. Ezzeddine

Associate Vice President for Educational Outreach and International Programs, Senior Associate to the President for Special Initiatives, Wayne State University


Dr. Ahmad Ezzeddine is the Associate Vice President for Educational Outreach and International Programs at Wayne State University (WSU). In this capacity, he leads the university’s academic national, global, and corporate educational engagement initiatives and programs. This encompasses overseeing the university’s satellite campuses and off-campus programs, all transfer student initiatives including partnerships with community colleges and the Transfer Student Success Center, and executive and professional development, the university’s training and consulting arm.
As WSU’s Senior International Officer, he has created innovative partnerships with institutions in the Middle East, Latin America, Korea, and China which have led to new educational and research opportunities for students and faculty as well as increased international enrollments. In 2017, he was re-elected to the Executive Committee of the Association of Public and Land Grant University's Commission on International Initiatives.
In addition to his role as Associate VP, he serves as senior Associate to the President for Special Initiatives. A firm proponent of the crucial role that universities play in driving economic and community development, he is aggressively forging linkages with organizations in the City of Detroit and the region and supporting community engagement and economic development initiatives. This includes the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, which he has been overseeing since 2013. He was also the recipient of the first grant awarded by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation to establish the Blackstone LaunchPad, a program to help students explore entrepreneurship as a career option and to assist them in launching their own ventures. He also launched the Detroit Revitalization Fellows Program, a program designed to attract, develop and retain promising young professionals who will help lead the economic revitalization and development of Detroit.
Named one of Crain’s Detroit Business “40 Under 40” Class of 2007, Ezzeddine is committed to serving the community since his arrival to the Detroit area more than 25 years ago. He serves on the Boards of Directors of Southwest Economic Solutions, ACCESS, and Reading Works.
Responsibilities:
Special Initiatives
International Programs
Educational Outreach