Top researchers were awarded at International Foundation of Prof. Yalda

International Academic Foundation of Professor Yalda.
International Academic Foundation of Professor Yalda.

Internationally renowned medical researchers are awarded in the 5th International Academic Foundation of Professor Yalda.

Ettela’at, a daily, on October 10 ran a report on the 5th International Academic Foundation of Professor Alireza Yalda. The following is the translation of what the newspaper reported on the event:

At the 5th International Academic Foundation of Professor Alireza Yalda, the father of knowledge on infectious diseases, a number of veteran professors, top medical researchers and innovators were awarded.

At the gathering held at the Avicenna Conference Hall of the Medicine School of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Prof. Yalda [who is now 84], President of Tehran University of Medical Sciences Dr. Jafarian, Director of the International Academic Foundation of Professor Yalda Dr. Ranjbar, Head of Alumni Office of Tehran University of Medical Sciences Dr. Bahadori, a number of university professors and students along with medical researchers were in attendance. During the scientific congress, the efforts of top professors and researchers in seven fields were appreciated.

According to the report, the Medals of Honor of the 5th International Medical Congress were conferred upon a number of leading and veteran researchers, including Prof. Hossein Daruish-Fahimi from Heidelberg University of Germany, Dr. Hassan Farsam from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Prof. Mohammad Keshtgar from University College London, Dr. Sadat Bagher-Maddah from University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Dr. Kazem Mohammad from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Morteza Mosaffa from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Prof. Hossein Sadeghi from University of Lausanne.

Also the Medals of Outstanding Professors in Medical Sciences were awarded to Dr. Abbas Amir-Jamshidi from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Alireza Fazel from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Mitra Mahdavi-Mazdeh from Tehran University of Tehran, Dr. Masoud Neghab from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Mostafa Rezaian from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Fereydoun Siassi from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Dr. Mohammad Reza Zafarghandi from Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

Dr. Ahad Bazzazi from Cologne, Germany, Dr. Seyyed Mansour Gatmiri from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Hamid Reza Poor-Eslami from Kerman University of Medical Sciences and late Dr. Kamel Shadpour from the Health Ministry received the Social Responsibility in Public Health and Medicine Award.

The Innovation in Medical Sciences Award was handed out to Fatemeh Hajati from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Alireza Kia from the German University of Mirbach, Dr. Reza Vahdad from Germany and Dr. Shahram Shahabi from Orumiyeh University of Medical Sciences.

Dr. Nasser Kanani from Berlin and Dr. Gholamreza Mozaffarian from Seattle earned themselves the Culture and Art Award of the Academic Foundation.

Dr. Leila Amiri Farahani from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Niloofar Mohammadzadeh from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Arash Seifi from Tehran University of Medical Sciences secured the title of Junior Scientist in Medical Sciences of the congress. The award of best poster designed by a university student went to Nafiseh Bahiraei.

The International Academic Foundation of Professor Yalda was set up in 2009 by a group of Iranian expatriate doctors and researchers in recognition of the valuable services of professor Yalda, who is also the father of knowledge on infectious diseases. The foundation cooperates with the Alumni Office of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Since October 2010 the medical congress has met five times and handed out awards to those who have presented the most recent achievements in molecular, cellular and clinical medicine.

Professor Yalda has offered precious and ever-lasting services in the realm of medicine; his remarkable efforts at educating competent trainees, his great commitment to moral obligations as far as his patients are concerned and his outstanding characteristics have turned him to an unrivalled and unique character in medicine. To appreciate his significant role, the Chair of the Infectious Diseases Department of Tehran University of Medical Sciences has been named after Professor Alireza Yalda.

Emad Askarieh
Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.
   
   

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