The broad range of expertise across our school faculties and various laboratories allow to conducting modern medical research. We have significant capability in the following areas of medical research:
Medical biochemistry and metabolomics
Nutrition and dietetics
Oncology and carcinogensis
Pediatrics and reproductive medicine
Epidemiology of chronic disease
Health policy and health services
There are some strategic research topics for which multidisciplinary teams were formed to work in the following research areas:
Medicine of Extreme Environment
The head of the Extreme Environment Medicine Team is prof. Aidaraliev As.A. He participated in three science based research expeditions to Antarctica where he worked on human adaptation to extreme conditions in highlands. The focus of his work was on cellular-molecular mechanisms of adaptation. The results of the research were actually a foundation for method of accelerated adaptation to hypoxia, which was later incorporated in astronauts training program. This method was further developed by prof. A.S. Shanazarov who received special recognition in the field of "Aerospace Medicine".
Nowadays , multidisciplinary team represented by several areas of medicine and biology continues to work on the adaptation to the extreme environment.
Central Asia Endemic Diseases Control
The head of the team of Central Asia Endemic Diseases Control is prof. Chyngyshpaev Sh. M. The ever-present existence of diseases (endemic goiter, echinococcosis) or infectious agents (Bacillus anthracis) within some geographic area of Central Asia was the main reason for this interdisciplinary group to be created and put into operation.
Asthma and Associated Conditions
The head of the team of Asthma and Associated Conditions is prof. Uzakov O.Zh. Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children, and high prevalence of asthma among residents of Kyrgyzstan’s mountain areas necessitated the formation of this team.
Health services and health policy research
The head of this team is prof. Aidaraliev Ar.A. Health care systems of Central and East Asia countries confront dramatic and unprecedented challenge nowadays. The research team examines country differences in health policy and the effect of new approaches in the region. The main emphasis of the research has been on medical education in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.