On April 5, 2012, RIA hosted five Russian medical professionals visiting Buffalo as part of the Open World Leadership Center exchange program, coordinated through the International Institute of Buffalo. The medical professionals met with RIA and UB representatives to discuss substance use and the role of medical research and to tour RIA facilities. RIA was one of many stops for the Russian professionals on their visit to Western New York.
Medical Director of Surgery and Oncology Research & Treatment Center in Moscow, Boris Y. Bobrov explains differences and similarities in treatment protocols in the U.S. and Russia.
Group facilitator Denis V. Pryamonosov (l) and Andrey P. Rachin (r), Dean of the School of Professional Development & Retraining and Professor of Neurology & Psychiatry at Smolensk State Medical Academy, listen to the conversation.
Associate Professor at Smolensk State Medical Academy in Lakinsk, Konstantin A. Yakunin (c) makes a point as Denis Pryamonosov (l) and Natalya Khoreva (r) listen.
The group stops for a photo before heading upstairs for a tour of RIA and an opportunity to meet other RIA scientists. From left to right: Tetiana Shaffer, Emily Korona, Natalya Khoreva, Andrey Rachin, Boris Bobrov, Dmitry Dolzhenko, Denis Pryamonosov, Konstantin Yakunin, Kenneth Leonard and Kimberly Walitzer.
(Left to right) Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at UB, Kim Griswold; RIA Senior Scientist Chris Barrick; RIA Deputy Director Kimberly S. Walitzer; Emily Korona of the International Institute; and RIA Director Kenneth E. Leonard listen to introductions.
Ms. Natalya Y. Khoreva (l), Chief of the 3d Neurosurgical Division at City Hospital 67 in Balashikha, and Mr. Dmitry I. Dolzhenko (r), Teaching Assistant at Tyumen State Medical Academy, enjoy the conversation.
Translator Tetiana Shaffer (l) explains to Chris Barrick (r) what was said as Emily Korona (c), International Exchanges Coordinator of the International Institute of Buffalo looks on.