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Chapter: Appendix D: Suggested Medical Topics for Cooperation (2008)

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Suggested Medical Topics for Cooperation (2008)." National Research Council. 2010. U.S.-Iran Engagement in Science, Engineering, and Health (2000-2009): Opportunities, Constraints, and Impacts. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12921.
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Appendix D
Suggested Medical Topics for Cooperation (2008)

  • Personalized Medicine,

  • Evidence-Based Education,

  • Cancer Trends: Breast, Colorectal, Lymphatic,

  • Burden of GI Diseases in Iran,

  • Inflammation as Source of Chronic Diseases,

  • Cells as Replacement Therapy,

  • Endoscopy,

  • Quality and Safety of Clinical Care,

  • Design and Interpretation of Clinical Trials,

  • Molecular Biology of Microorganisms and Emerging Infectious Diseases,

  • Zoonotic Diseases,

  • Highway Accidents, and

  • Biomedical Ethics.

SOURCE: Based on consultations in Tehran with leading Iranian medical specialists by the president of the Institute of Medicine, December 2008

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Suggested Medical Topics for Cooperation (2008)." National Research Council. 2010. U.S.-Iran Engagement in Science, Engineering, and Health (2000-2009): Opportunities, Constraints, and Impacts. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12921.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Suggested Medical Topics for Cooperation (2008)." National Research Council. 2010. U.S.-Iran Engagement in Science, Engineering, and Health (2000-2009): Opportunities, Constraints, and Impacts. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12921.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Suggested Medical Topics for Cooperation (2008)." National Research Council. 2010. U.S.-Iran Engagement in Science, Engineering, and Health (2000-2009): Opportunities, Constraints, and Impacts. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12921.
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During the first decade of the 21st century, the National Academies, working with a number of partner organizations in Iran, carried out a program of U.S.-Iran engagement in science, engineering, and health (herein referred to as science engagement). This book reviews important aspects of the science engagement program, including: (a) objectives of the program, (b) opportunities and constraints in developing the program, and (c) scientific and political impacts of the activities. Suggestions for future activities that draw on the conclusions and recommendations that have emerged from workshops and other types of interactions are set forth. Of course, the political turmoil within Iran and uncertainties as to the direction of U.S.-Iran government-to-government relations will undoubtedly complicate initiation and implementation of new science engagement activities in the near term. At the same time, many American and Iranian participants and important government officials in the United States and Iran have believed that science engagement can contribute to the evolution of an improved political environment for development of less adversarial relations between the two governments.

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