| Post date: 2017/05/22 | 

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Our Research activities target the clinical translation pathway in order to improve understanding and patient care in Endocrinology and Metabolism.

The Research activities can be broadly divided into four areas, namely type 2 diabetes, thyroid disorders, pituitary disorders, and nutritional aspects of metabolic disorders.


Diabetes Mellitus is now a world-wide epidemic. Its Prevalence is rapidly increasing and might reach to 285 million in 2030. In Iran 7.7% of population about age above 25 are affected by diabetes.

The institute promotes scientific progress through support of novel clinical research related to the epidemiology, complications, and management of diabetes.

Our PhD students are engaged in diabetes-related research. Our goal is to establish and enhance multidisciplinary and collaborative clinical research among investigators actively involved in Psychologic, economic, and health burden of diabetes. We also support research projects on diabetes education and patient empowerment to promote the translation of scientific discoveries from bedside to community to improve public health.


We aim to make contribution to advancement of diagnosis and management of thyroid diseases including thyroid nodules, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, thyroid disease in pregnancy, and complications of thyroid disorders.

Our faculty have great expertise in evaluation and management of thyroid cancers many of which are complex and in advance stages.


We focus on pituitary disorders including acromegaly, prolacinoma, and cushing disease. Clinical studies of interest include outcomes of pituitary surgery in various pituitary adenomas, adult GH deficiency, and medical treatment of cushing disease. We are in process of establishing an electronic network database for patients with acromegaly, prolactinoma, and cushing disease. We plan to expand our research activities in collaboration with other national centers interested in this field.


The nutrition unit focuses on nutritional intake in various metabolic disorders including obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. We are going to establish a national network in obesity to understand the relationship between nutrition and health, pathogenesis of obesity and metabolic syndrome. The aim is improving the quality and multidisciplinary nature of research in nutritional sciences. We provide cost effective research resources to investigators with research interest in nutritional sciences and obesity.



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