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Contribution of IUMS Education Development Center to the Publication of a Major Reference in Medical Education

 | Post date: 2021/05/5 | 
Contribution of IUMS Education Development Center’s Faculty Member to the Publication of the Practical Guide for Medical Teachers (E-Book edition 6th, 2021)
 
It is an honor to announce that the 6th edition of the excellent classical reference in Medical Education “A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers, E-Book, 2021” was recently released by Elsevier Publications.

In the 6th revised edition, Chapter 41 “The Teacher as a Scholar” is co-authored by Dr. Shoaleh Bigdeli, Faculty Member (Associate Professor), Department of Medical Education and Deputy for Research at the Center for Educational Research in Medical Sciences (CERMS) of Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS) and Dr. Fakhrossadat Mirhosseini from Kashan University of Medical Sciences (KUMS).

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Development of scientific collaboration between Iran University of Medical Sciences and Ghalib University of Herat

 | Post date: 2021/04/28 | 
Development of scientific collaboration between Iran University of Medical Sciences and Ghalib University of Herat
On Monday, April 26, 2021, a joint scientific meeting of the officials of Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS) and Ghalib University of Herat was held via video conference and an agreement on scientific cooperation was signed.

Dr. Koohpayehzadeh, the President of Iran University of Medical Sciences stated in the meeting that Iran University of Medical Sciences has made many efforts towards internationalization, especially with neighboring countries, and we are proud to establish our joint scientific cooperation with Ghalib University of Herat, which is one of the most successful universities in Afghanistan.

Then Dr. Rahyab, the President of Ghalib University of Herat provided an overview of activities at Ghalib University as one of the most prestigious universities in Afghanistan and added that, "We would like to work closely with our counterparts to conduct scientific exchanges, hold seminars and conferences, organize workshops as well as training courses and set up research centers."

Later in the session educational, research and technology issues were discussed and it was decided that the representatives from the two universities should formulate and follow up on the operational plan of the memorandum of understanding between the two institutions as soon as possible.


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Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS) - ranked first and most impactful university in Iran for the third year in a row

 | Post date: 2021/04/24 | 
Another major step forward by Iran University of Medical Sciences in 2021
 
In an interview with the university’s Public Relations reporter, Dr. Moghtadaei - the Vice President for International Affairs, announced that according to the latest Times Impact Ranking (2021), IUMS had ranked first and most impactful university in Iran, as well as in the Middle Eastern Region, placing 35th worldwide with a 300-point lead over the next best ranked Iranian university.

The Times Impact Rankings is one of the newest international ranking systems used since 2019 to evaluate the World's most influential universities based on their achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). It has been widely welcomed by more universities since its debut, which is why the number of participating universities in the ranking process has increased from 400 universities (in 2019) to more than 1,100 universities from 96 countries (in 2021).

For the third year in a row, IUMS has been able to shine among top-ranked universities from around the World, placed 35th in impact ranking, second in ‘quality of education’ and sixth in ‘the provision of health and well-being for people,’ which are all indicative of the social responsibility and commitment by the university and its members towards enhanced cooperation, knowledge transfer, and quality educational and health care services for the sustainable development of society.


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A new medication to treat tinnitus

 | Post date: 2021/04/12 | 
A new medication from the human placenta introduced to treat tinnitus
A group of Iranian researchers, in collaboration with those from Russia and Germany, carried out a research project and could produce a drug from the human placenta to treat tinnitus. The results of the study in the human phase showed that the drug, as well as making the complication tolerable in patients, has improved the hearing threshold in people with progressive hearing loss.

The sensation of ringing in the ears is called tinnitus. This common condition often affects about 15-20 percent of the population. Tinnitus is not a disease, but a symptom of an underlying condition such as hearing loss due to old age, ear damage or circulatory disorders.

Although the disease has not yet been curable, the researchers at the ENT and Head Research Center of Iran University of Medical Sciences have defined a synergy research project in collaboration with several Iranian research centers and some from Germany and Russia could achieve a drug, derived from human embryos, in the animal phase, the results of which indicated that the drug was effective in treating the disease in the animal phase.

Receiving the code of ethics, the researchers entered the phase of clinical trials, the results of which indicated a cure of more than 50% in the human phase, and they hope to introduce the drug as a medication to treat the disease by performing the next phases of the subsequent trials.

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Dr. Ghasemi Falavarjani among the world's top scientists

 | Post date: 2021/03/22 | 
Dr. Ghasemi Falavarjani among 2% of the world's top scientists
 
Dr. Khalil Ghasemi Falavarjani, who was recently selected by Stanford University as one of the top 2% of the scientists in the world, is an ophthalmologist, and retinal diseases and laser fellow as well as the director of the Ophthalmology Department at Iran University of Medical Sciences; hence, his major research work focuses on eye diseases, especially retina.

Having about 180 articles, Dr. Khalil Ghasemi Falavarjani has been the editor in chief of the scientific journal of the Iranian Ophthalmological Association called “Journal of Current Ophthalmology” since 2015, which has been established itself as among the world’s ophthalmological journals and is one of the best journals in the Middle East.

As the professor of Iran University of Medical Sciences, he has twice won “the Selected Researcher Award” at the Razi Festival, which is the highest research festival of medical sciences in Iran.

In an interview with the IUMS Public Relations about his selection among the top 2% of scientists in the world by Stanford University, Dr. Ghasemi Falavarjani said "In fact, it was a research work carried out at Stanford University, through which eight million researchers existing worldwide in all disciplines who had at least five articles were surveyed. Then, based on their scientific work and the impact factor of their academic work fulfilled on the basis of their citations, new indicators were calculated that show the position of each researcher and scientist among those eight million scientists.”

He added "According to the new calculated indicators, more than 100,000 top researchers in their fields in all medical and non-medical disciplines were selected and listed, and in the field of ophthalmology only three researchers from Iran were included in the list, one from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, the other from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, and I from Iran University of Medical Sciences.”

Regarding Iran's position in the field of ophthalmology, Dr. Ghasemi Falavarjani said "In global scale, Iran is among the countries that are in a very good position in terms of theoretical and practical education in ophthalmology since we have designed our ophthalmologic principles based on international standards, and we did our best to move accordingly. That is why Iran enjoys a very good position in the field of ophthalmology education.

In his interview, Dr. Ghasemi Falavarjani also pointed out that "It should be noted that research is a team and group work, in a way that a group should provide the conditions for a researcher to work and the researcher enjoys the tools and facilities and conditions provided by the officials. The cooperation of students, professors or other groups that contribute to the researcher are also of importance. Therefore, it is important to know that the officials’ contribution and planning is very important to develop and direct research talents. Although the potential and the main force that leads to a person's growth lies in the individual and they must nurture those conditions in themselves to become a selected researcher, the environmental conditions and the officials’ planning to nurture this person and the help of colleagues are very significant. I am glad that during my years of service at Iran University of Medical Sciences, our professors and officials, despite all the challenges they faced, provided the conditions for us to work. Thus, I thank all the officials and professors who helped me over these years. A large number of assistants and students also helped us, and all of them were very influential in completing this achievement, for which I thank all of them.”

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