About the project

CHRONEX-RD is a collaborative project of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Grigore T. Popa” in Iași, State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolaie Testimițeanu” in Chișinău and Odessa National Medical University that aims to promote the economic growth of the cross-border area Romania-Moldova-Ukraine by:

  1. Integrating and consolidating the regional academic capacities into a network of excellence for the management of chronic diseases; and
  2. Bridging the knowledge – practice gap in the management of chronic diseases       through capacity building       focused on multidisciplinarity and integration in research and development, education and medical practice

This project stems from an already existing partnership between the University of Medicine and Pharmacy“Grigore T. Popa” in Iași, the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolaie Testimițeanu” in Chișinău and Odessa National Medical University. This partnership will attract other academic, clinical and research institutions of the 3 countries in order to consolidate the East European Network of Excellence for Research and Development in Chronic Diseases (CHRONEX-RD). This project aims to formalize this partnership into a legal entity, which will coordinate the cross-border research efforts to achieve synergy, avoid redundancies, wastefulness and imprecisions inherent to small-scale, disparate research activities.

The three universities involved in the project have complementary roles in its implementation in the three countries. During the conceptual and planning stages of the project, the teams of the 3 core institutions of this network have periodically met and closely worked together to establish the design, specific roles and the action plan. The project proposal was the result of a collective action involving all the teams foreseen to participate in the implementation of the project. The activities of the project will take place in all 3 eligible regions of the participating countries and will involve all partner institutions. University of Medicine and Pharmacy ”Gr. T. Popa” Iasi will assume the coordination of the network and the development of the research core, State University of Medicine and Pharmacy ”Nicolae Testemitanu” in Chisinau and Odessa National Medical University will implement the training programmes for health professionals in the integrative management of chronic diseases. The core in Chisinau has the added advantage of a “native language hub” covering, in addition to English, the native languages (Romanian and Russian) of all target groups.

Events

The workshop – “Introduction to Writing a Cochrane Review”, October 01 – 02, Iasi, Romania

The workshop “Introduction to Writing a Cochrane Review, October 1-2, Iasi, Romania”was organized in Iasi, on 1-2 October 2015, within the sustainability component of CHRONEX-RD project. Associate Professor Angela Webster, deputy editor of Cochrane Kidney and Transplant came to Iasi on behalf of Cochrane World Organization by the working group in Sydney, Australia (http://www.cochrane-renal.org/). The Continue reading

It was completed in Management Research Programme

The management of research trainig series that took place in january-july 2015 dealt with very important issues concerning biomedical findings: production, interpretation and abstraction. Participants were involved in practical exercises on evidence based medicine, strength of evidence, the formulation of a research and/or clinical question, methodology of various types of biomedical studies, statistics, cost-related indicators, Continue reading

Chronex-RD Foundation

The constitutive act of CHRONEX-RD Foundation was signed on 16 July 2014 in front of: the rector of “Gr. T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iași, Prof. Vasile Astărăstoae Ph.D, the prorector of Nicolae Testemitanu” State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Chişinău, Prof. Mihail Gavriliuc Ph.D and the rector of the State University of Medicine, Odessa, Prof. Valeriy Nickolaevich Zaporozhan Ph.D.

The creation of the foundation was a necessary step in the implementation of the cross-border project MIS ETC1840, “East-European Excellence Network for Research and Development in Chronic Diseases CHRONEX-RD”, project carried out by the three universities of medicine until August 2015. The project aimed at unifying the most relevant research institutions in the biomedical and clinical field and the exceptional units of primary and community medicine in the cross-border area Romania, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. It legally created the first East-European Excellence Network for Research and Development in Chronic Diseases (CHRONEX-RD).

As a legally constituted entity, this international interdisciplinary structure shall develop and implement multidisciplinary and multicentric rersearch projects as well as multidisciplinary activities of training in chronic diseases. It shall attract public and private funds necessary to the area development.

 

The main objectives of the foundation are:

-To promote res

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