The SBMU Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences began its mission in 1981 unofficially, as one center, the Endocrine Research Center(ERC), in a very limited, but highly experienced environment in epidemiology studies and scientific researches (basic, clinical, and applied), with the aim of identifying and controlling endocrine diseases.
In 1994, following scientific evaluations by the Ministry of Health, the center was officially approved by the Ministry’s Education Development Center (EDC). With the financial support of the country’s Presidential Office in the same year, a two-storey building with an area of 425 m² was built in Taleghani Hospital in Northern Tehran. In 1998 and following the progressive trend of research, the second branch of the center was built on an area of 500 m² in a three-storey building in Southern Tehran, the same year. The increasing feedback researches of the center resulted in the development of two new research centers, known as the “Prevention of the Metabolic Disorders Research Center (PMDRC)”, and the “Prevention and Treatment of Obesity Research Center (PTORC)”. In recent years, six other research centers have been added, the Reproduction Endocrinology Research Center (RERC), the Endocrine Physiology Research Center (EPRC), the Cellular and Molecular Endocrine Research Center (CMERC), the Nutrition and Endocrine Research Center (NERC), the Social Determinants of Endocrine Health Research Center (SDEHRC) and the Medical Research Development Research Center (MRDRC), bringing the total of research centers at the RIES to 9 by 2013.
Vision statement of the Institute
In line with Iran’s National perspective for 2025 as stipulated by the Supreme Leader, the RIES, as one of the most outstanding national scientific establishments in Iran’s history of health and medical sciences, aims to maintain and upgrade both its national and regional ranking and to excel in both. As for the 5-year horizon (2015), the RIES is currently considered to be among the top ranking academic institution among scientific and research centers in Iran.
Mission Statement of the Institute
The SBMU Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences(RIES) began its mission in 1994 under the name of the “Endocrine Research Center(ERC) ”, and in 2006, following approval of its two other research centers, it was officially designated as the RIES.
Presently, the SBMU Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences (RIES) includes the following nine research centers:
The Endocrine Research Center (ERC).
The Prevention of Metabolic Disorders Research Center (PMDRC).
The Obesity Research Center (ORC);
The Reproductive Endocrinology Research Center (RERC.
The Nutrition and Endocrine Research Center (NERC).
The Cellular and Molecular Endocrine Research Center (CMERC).
The Endocrine Physiology Research Center (EPRC).
The Research Center for Social Determinants of Endocrine Health (RCSDEH).
The Research Center for Medical Research Development (RCMRD).
Among the honors achieved by the RIES, the following deserve to be mentioned:
Being the first medical research institute in Iran
Being the research pole in endocrinology and metabolism diseases in the region.
Being the referral laboratory for the studies in iodine deficiency in the region.
Being the WHO collaborative center of the region.
Being the central executive body for research effective in eradicating iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) in Iran.
Offering sub-specialty education in endocrinology and metabolism in Iran.
Being the first center conducting a prospective research study (TLGS) for non-communicable diseases in developing nations of the region.
The missions of the Institute include:
The generation of fluent and dynamic knowledge in endocrinology and metabolism.
Training related human resources, especially at specialty-, and sub-specialty levels.
Educating the community in all fields related to RIES research and goals.
Promulgating and publishing the findings of scientific research.
Providing consultation, collaboration, and cooperation at national, regional, and international decision-making level.
The main aim at the RIES is the promotion of social health, especially endocrine and metabolic diseases.
Other goals of our research institute include:
The enhancement of evidence-based medical knowledge.
The promotion of our country’s status/ranking among other regional and international research institutes.
Empowering human resources related to health fields.
Increasing public awareness, especially in the prevention of common endocrine and metabolic diseases.
Cooperating and collaborating with the Ministry of Health and the other national and international health organizations in implementing prioritized health strategies.
The values we believe must be achieved in our goals are:
Protecting human dignity as emphasized in Islam.
Following medical ethics and research values.
Following the rules and regulations, and the policies of the Ministry of Health.
Considering the well-being of the community in verification of the allocation of priorities and resources
Strategic Goals of the Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences
Upgrading the rank and role of the institute, especially in applied research and providing the specialized human resources required.
Concentrating on the community’s present and future needs.