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US, Russia agree to form research partnerships

November - December, 2009 | Volume 8, Issue 6

PHOTO: Dr. John I. Gallin, Prof. Elena N. Baibaraina and Dr Roger Glass stand together, Dr. Glass with his arm around a bust

NIH Clinical Center Director Dr. John I. Gallin
(left) visited Prof. Elena N. Baibaraina at the
V.I. Kulakov Federal Research Center in
Moscow to discuss developing a clinical
research training program in Russia. Fogarty
Director Dr. Roger I. Glass (right) paid tribute
to a sculpture of the center’s namesake.

U.S. and Russian officials have signed an agreement to collaborate on biomedical research projects and to facilitate academic exchanges between the two countries.

Fogarty Director Dr. Roger I. Glass traveled to Moscow recently to formalize the pact with his counterpart at the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. Other signatories include the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine.

The organizations plan to create a bilateral Health Sciences Forum to bring together U.S. and Russian researchers through regular scientific meetings, develop additional collaborative projects and facilitate academic exchanges. These initiatives will be supported through public-private partnerships.

NIH Clinical Center Director Dr. John I. Gallin joined Glass for the visit, which included discussions about developing a clinical research training program in Russia.

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