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Noor Conference | Global Knowledge Forum | http://www.noor.org.sa | Day 2 - Panel 2 - Effective Research For KEC By Faroque A Khan, Noor

Noor Conference | Global Knowledge Forum | http://www.noor.org.sa | Day 2 - Panel 2 - Effective Research For KEC By Faroque A Khan, Noor

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  • NOOR Conference-Al-Madinah Research in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia-Role of Knowledge Economic City.
    • Faroque A Khan. MB(Kmr), M.A.C.P.
    • Prof. of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York
    • Consultant, Chair IRB at KFMC-Riyadh, KSA.
  • GLOBAL VILLAGE-East to West and now West to East.
  • How To Start Research in KSA
    • Individual’s Role-Initiative, Interest, Knowledge
    • Institution’s Role—Interest, Support, Staff
    • Country’s Role– Environment, Fiscal Support
    • Knowledge Economic City: Potential Role
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  • Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni, Director (NIH) View slide
  • Time Tested Model for Research.
  • “ Scientific progress is one essential key to our security as a nation, to our better health, to more jobs, to higher standard of living, and to our cultural progress” The Endless Frontier… (Science 1945) Vannevar Bush (1890 – 1974) A Vision of Hope
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  • What’s The Solution ?--Recommendations
    • KSA to invest heavily in R & D, move from < 1 percent of GDP to >3 percent.
    • KSA $19--- USA $ 665----- Japan $ 649/person
    • Nurture, absorb, assimilate high quality professionals- ex: expatriates.
    • Invest in Universities, Invest in incubators.
    • Invest in education reform at school level
    • Encourage private sector participation in R&D.
    • NIH budget 28 billion, private 59 billion dollars.
  • USA PRESIDENTS Abraham Lincoln 1860 Franklin D. Roosevelt 4.3.1933 - 12.4.1945
  • Wednesday May14, 2008 Arab News
  • Obesity Trends Around the World
  • Key Ingredients for Effective Research Model—USA/KSA
    • Political will:-Lincoln 1863(National Academy of Sciences)- Roosevelt-1944( National Institutes of Health).
    • Vision-Sustained funding for autonomous capacity building universities.
    • International exchange: ME-Europe-USA-?KSA
    • Award individual merit and aim for world class research. Intellectual capitol is key.
    • Collaboration and networking.
  • Key Ingredients for Research-(contd)
    • No ceiling except intellectual ability.
    • Instead of “why” use “why not”-ensure freedom of inquiry.
    • Physical resources, easy access to KSA, recruit best available talent irrespective of background, ethnic, tribal or religious affiliation.
    • Research focus relevant for local needs ex RTA.
    • International language of communication
    • Find and nurture local champions for research.
  • Potential Future Role for KEC.
    • Policy Making: Autism, Technology Use, Bioethics, Workforce, Global health, Genetic, Education, Newborn Hearing.
    • Data Mining, Capacity building.
    • Facilitate Local & International Collaborations.
    • Facilitate professional meetings & brain storming—IMANA-FIMA-AMSE-ICLI.
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