Richard J. Derman, M.D., MPH, chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Christiana Care, spoke at last week’s U.S.-Russia Scientific Forum on human development at the Russian Institute of Science in Moscow.
Dr. Derman addressed the leading causes of maternal and neonatal mortality and the impact of his teams’ research to affect Millenium Development Goals. The National Institutes of Health and U.S. State Department invited Dr. Derman to speak.
The conference brings scientific leaders of government, academic institutions and industry together to tackle themes common to both countries. The two-day meeting features distinguished researchers from the U.S. and the Russian Federation to discuss human development and health outcomes, the effects of lifestyles on health, new technology in cancer, advances in endocrinology and a panel addressing the challenges of rare diseases.
The U.S.-Russia Scientific Forum is a public-private partnership of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health and was created as a result of the 2009 U.S.-Russia Bi-Lateral Presidential Commission to encourage broader U.S.-Russia research collaboration in biomedical and behavioral research.