Posts Tagged ‘yerevan state university’


[FAR Scholarships]: Jerair Nishanian Scholars Continue to be Supported.

September 23, 2010

Fifty-three young Armenian scholars are able to continue their education through the Jerair Nishanian Foundation Scholarship program. FAR’s Educational Programs council recently evaluated the academic performance of these students, who are all in their second and fourth year of university.

Also, FAR received about 32 applications from first-year students from Gavar University who wish to have their studies funded. Staff is now making home visits to interview the applicants and their families and further assess their financial needs.

Through the Jerar Nishanian Scholarship Program students at Gavar State University, Yerevan State Engineering University, and Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction receive tuition coverage and monthly stipends to cover basic living costs, including transportation and school materials.

FAR Staff Making Home Visits to Interview Applicants

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[CME]: Another vital tool for CME.

April 21, 2010

Loyal FAR donor Michael Candan generously donated a medical microscope to Yerevan State Medical University Clinic N2. Such supplies are vital to FAR’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) program, which gives provincial doctors and other healthcare professionals the chance to refresh their medical skills year after year.

Chief of YSMU clinical laboratory department
Dr. Anaida Davtyan is receiving medical microscope from FAR


Credit: FAR Staff


[CME]: FAR Receives Two New Microscopes

February 8, 2010

FAR recently accepted a gift of two new microscopes from the United Armenia Fund.  Michael Candan donated the microscopes, and we are happy to have them for our CME (Continuing Medical Education) Program.

The demand for the new microscopes was high, so the allocation of the instruments was decided based on which hospitals claimed the greatest number of physicians and lab assistants trained through CME.  It was also decided that one microscope should stay in Yerevan, and one should go to a regional hospital.  These criteria resulted in one microscope provided to the Artik hospital in the Shirak region, and the other to the Yerevan State University Clinic.

Mrs. Anahit Karapetyan is a CME-trained physician working in the Artik Health center, and she was very happy to receive the microscope at the facility.   Stay tuned tomorrow to read more about Anahit and the Artik Health Center.

FAR CME Program Coordinator Presents Microscope

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[Beneficiary Potraits]: ANSEF 2009 Beneficiary, Armen Trchounian

January 26, 2010

Armen Trchounian pursues laboratory work at the Biophysics Laboratory of Yerevan State University under the ANSEF grant program. Dr. Trchounian’s project deals with regulating issues of bacterial growth, survival, and activity – namely for use in biotechnology, medicines, and alternative energy. This 2009 project, entitled “Electromagnetic radiation of extremely high frequency effects on bacterial sensitivity to antibiotics” is jointly implemented with lab research partner, Hasmik Tadevosyan.

Research Partners Armen Trchounian and Hasmik Tadevosyan

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Dr. Trchounian is already quite well-known in Armenian scientific circles. Since 2002 he has been Head of the High Quality Attestation Committee, which awards scientific degrees to Armenian scientists. His achievements include such accolades as Doctor of Science degree (1990), Professor of Science degree (2002), and RA President’s Prize for Biological Science (2003). He has also authored numerous articles published in international magazines and recently participated in the Bioelectromagnetics Congress in Switzerland.

Dr. Trchounian greatly appreciates the role of international grant programs promoting the sustainability of Armenian scientific traditions, and is thankful to ANSEF for his grant. He expressed that “the most important aspect is not so much the amount of the grant but rather the attention focused on the science of Armenia, the international expertise, and the responsibility it takes in achieving results.”

At Work in the Lab

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[Beneficiary portrait]: Anna Snkhchyan

December 16, 2009

Since childhood, Anna Snkhchyan has exhibited extraordinary academic abilities.  Before attending school, she had mastered the alphabet.  As Anna grew up, her mother noticed her love of mathematics, and suggested that that she apply to the Department of Economics at Yerevan State University.

Despite receiving high grades on the entrance exams, in 2006 Anna was admitted to the paid educational system of the university.  FAR’s Mathevosian Scholarship Program played a decisive role in her fate.  Her stipend from this scholarship allowed her to attend university and really focus on her studies.  Thanks to FAR’s support, Anna fully devoted herself to her education, and received only “excellent” grades for three years.

Anna Snkhchyan Hard at Work!

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As a result of her academic success, Anna was transferred to the free educational system and has also been receiving FAR’s financial assistance for three years.  The young girl spends the awarded money to cover daily expenses. Her mother, who raised Anna alone, is 63 years old and lives on government support.

Anna think of herself as lucky, since she has previously applied to other FAR scholarship programs and has been selected as a recipient twice before.  At FAR, we are very proud to be a link in the chain of a successful student.  Like those of us at FAR, Anna believes in her future, as well as the future of Armenia.  After her graduation, Anna intends to continue her education to obtain master degree.

Anna Snkhchyan

Credit: FAR Staff


[ANSEF]: ANSEF Grant Winners Meet with FAR Yerevan Staff

November 24, 2009

The 2009 Armenian National Science & Education Fund (ANSEF) grants have been awarded, and project follow-up has begun.  Earlier this month, members of the FAR Yerevan staff paid visits to many of Armenia’s finest scientific institutions including Yerevan State University, the Scientific Center of Biology and Hydro-ecology, the Scientific Technological Center of Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and the Institute of Applied Problems of Physics, in order to check in with the scientist teams who received FAR’s ANSEF grants.

Mr. Ishkhanyan, ANSEF Grantee Scientist

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The FAR representatives met with 14 different scientific research groups, during which time the progress of each team project was discussed.  Through ANSEF, FAR provides scientists with funding, enabling them to pursue their scientific research in Armenia as opposed to leaving the nation in search of funding.  The goal of this project is to motivate Armenia’s greatest scientific talents to stay in Armenia, preventing the problem known unofficially as the “brain drain.”

Presentation at the Physics Research Laboratory

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[CME]: Beneficiary Eduard Bayramyan

November 23, 2009

Before graduating from secondary school in Dilijan, Eduard Bayramyan had already decided to become a physician. His father and eldest brother were pharmacists and his uncle was a doctor.  In 1998, Eduard applied to the Yerevan State Medical University.  By 2007, he had completed his residency in General Surgery.

However, Eduard was not satisfied with only one specialization, so he decided to study oncology as well.  Therefore, he had to continue to finance his education and somehow pay the hefty tuition.  During a trip to the Dean’s Office, Eduard learned about FAR’s CME Program scholarship, and immediately applied.  He was accepted to the program, and signed a contract stating that he would return to his native town as a practicing physician after graduation.

The decision to return to his hometown became firm when in August 2009, he participated in an internship in the local hospital and got acquainted with his future colleagues as well as the medical conditions of people living in the surrounding areas.  As a result, Eduard discovered that there was much work to be done, especially since the hospital was lacking an oncology specialist.  Eduard enjoyed working in the Dilijan hospital and especially enjoyed working with the hospital’s head doctor and FAR CME Program member Sahak Mkrtumyan.  During his one-month stay, Eduard managed to participate in several surgical procedures.

Eduard has always had great respect for the regional physicians, and greatly appreciates their professional flexibility.  “In the regions, often times you work alone. Very often you have to make your own decisions related to a patient’s health,” explained Eduard.  In Spring 2010, Eduard Bayramyan will complete his residency at Yerevan State Medical University and return to Dilijan to practice medicine.  Eduard looks forward to his return as much as the personnel of the hospital in his native town.

Eduard Bayramyan with FAR CME Coordinator
Hambartsum Simonyan

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