Research Institute for Primordial Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases

Research Institute for Primordial Prevention of Non-communicable Disease was established in 2014 by joint collaboration of three research centers:

  • Child Growth and Development Research Center

  • Environment Research Center

  • Pediatric Inherited Diseases Research Center

Through collaboration with a number of national and international organizations (including the WHO, UNICEF, and UNEP), this institute aims to work as a qualified scientific research center at national and regional levels. Given the rapid epidemiological transition to the epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCD) and importance of their prevention, the main mission of the institute is to understand the underlying mechanisms of different NCD.

Considering that NCDs are inflicted in early life and their main determinants are life style, environmental, and genetic factors, this institute aims to provide proper baseline information and action-oriented interventions for health promotion and disease prevention.

Activities of the instituteinclude:

  • Conducting applied research studies in the field of primordial prevention of NCDs at social and individual levels,

  • Holding relevant national and international conferences, workshops and seminars,

  • Publishing relevant articles and books,

  • Training researchers and PhD students,

  • Communication and cooperationwith health-related public and private organizations at provincial, national and international levels.

Website: www.ppncd.mui.ac.ir  ;  Email: ppncd@mui.ac.ir

Environment Research Center:

Established in 2009 and one of the research centers in the Research Institute of Primordial Prevention of Noncommunicable Disease. The main missions of this center include:

  • Multidisciplinary research to solve environmental health challenges locally and globally,

  • Identifying, understanding, and preventing environmentally-related diseases

  • Biomonitoring,

  • Domestic and international collaborations,

  • Conducting practical and applied research in different fields of environment and environmental health, including water pollution and treatment processes; municipal and industrial wastewater collection, treatment and disposal; air pollution monitoring and control; municipal, industrial, and hazardous solid waste management; environmental nanotechnology and biotechnology,

  • Collaboration with the industry.

  • ENVRC houses reference laboratory for a number of physiochemical, biological and biotechnological parameters measurement and monitoring.

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