More than one year since the DOD-sponsored Uzbekistan Biological Science Engagement Program began in July 2017, TMC Global Professional Services has been making significant strides in advancing the necessary skills for Uzbek scientists to be more competitive on the international level.
This past week (September 11-13, 2018) under the direction of our Deputy Program Manager for Science, Dr. Jeein Chung, and Senior Science Coordinator, Dr. Mariam Lekveishvili, and with the aid of our highly competent local Country Director, Mrs. Malika Abdurazakova, and her team, TMC conducted its Principles of Effective Participation at Scientific Conferences training in Tashkent, Uzbekistan for 48 researchers and laboratory staff representing the Uzbek Ministry of Health and State Veterinary Committee. Major institutions included Samarkand Veterinary Medical Institute, Tashkent Institute for Post-graduate Medical Education, Tashkent Medical Academy, Scientific Research Institute of Veterinary, and Regional Diagnostic Laboratories.
Featuring Dr. Caroline Yancey from Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, participants listened attentively to opportunities for scholarly collaboration such as fellowships, internships or post-doctoral programs, worked to understand effective and appropriate scientific poster design by critiquing other scientific posters, and even applied such concepts to display data and information for scientific posters through a software exercise designed by TMC.
In addition, TMC showcased its signature Uzbekistan Science Development Fellowship Program, in which four Uzbek scientists attended a four-week educational journey through the medical and veterinary research and educational systems of Ohio State University, Infectious Diseases Institute and Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine this past summer. At this training, our fellows highlighted the range of their unique experiences and reflected upon the value of such experiences for future Uzbek scholars and researchers.
TMC prides itself in building scientific capacity and is uniquely positioned to deliver such services globally.