Davit Tvildiani Medical University faculty, PhD and medical students are involved in research in Medicine that includes wide range of research activities focused on diverse medical problems. The university currently hosts basic, clinical, operational and translational research projects.
DTMU research interests are Structural and Functional Basis for Norm and Pathology, Determinant of the Disease Management Strategy and Professionalization of Medical Education; these research interests are tailored with the PhD program in biomedical and health sciences. The PhD program offers research projects in the following areas:
- Modern use of biomarkers and future perspectives
- Molecular and cellular based on human pathology
Research activities at the are University contributed to the generalizable knowledge at the national and regional level by: (i) addressing cultural context of medical practices (ii) studding frequent (pathologies pregnancy, diabetes, cancer) and rare (Vest syndrome, pediatric arterial ischemic stroke) disease/health conditions, (iii) being involved in the International, multicenter research projects (e.g. : Research of epidemiological and genetic determinants of exfoliative syndrome); (iv) focusing on national problems (tuberculosis) at the national and international level (joint research project with Emory University funded by the National Institute of Health Fogarty International Center); It is mandatory to develop at practical recommendations based on the findings
The University has experience of collaborative research at the national and international levels; The University has a strategy for a long term research activities including development and implementation of new collaborative research projects as well as involving medical students and residents in research activities and ensuring research competences transfer. To strengthen PhD program the university plans to maintain collaboration with the international organizations ORPHEUS, EUA. The university has developed a conceptual document about science-based learning for at undergraduate and graduate levels . DTMU's academic staff research activity is reflected in their workload; There are credit hours dedicated for the supervising PhD projects, conduct own research projects and membership of the Doctoral Committee.