Code : 18274      Created Date : Monday, April 3, 2017   Update Date : Sunday, July 23, 2017    Visit : 3674

Dr. Reza Malekzadeh

Brief Biography:


Dr. Reza Malekzadeh is Professor and the Director of Digestive Disease Research Institute of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. He has supervised and conducted several epidemiological and clinical studies. He has established the first large-scale cohort study in the Middle East and North Africa (the Golestan Cohort Study). He has successfully secured internal and external funding for this large study and several other studies. He has been initiator of several collaborative studies with national and international institutions within the Golestan Cohort or as independent studies.

Title of the Lecture:

Biomedical Research in IR of Iran: Developing Research Infrastructure for Future



According to the latest statistics released by the Scopus database, Iran produced 51187 scientific documents with 28965 citations in 2016 maintaining its 16th position in the world for the number of scientific documents and 18th position for the number of citations securing its first rank position in the Middle East and North Africa and above Turkey. Iran is among the countries with the world’s fastest-growing scientific output, measured by the number of peer-reviewed papers published in the international journals on a yearly basis. More than 30% of scientific output is in biomedical science which is the most productive scientific field in Iran.

During last 20 years Iran health system has been able to achieve most of sustainable developmental goals recommended by United Nation recently and could achieve the remaining goals before the deadline. During last 3.5 years one of the major achievements of ministry of health and the medical sciences universities across the country was to establish several most important research infrastructures necessary to speed up the world class medical research which in addition to better ranking in scientific output in future could at the same time improve the health system and specially decrease the number of premature deaths and disabilities in Iran and contribute to progress of medical sciences across the globe.

This lecture will focus on introducing and explaining the most important infrastructures that have been built in recent years.