Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry of Health of Grenada Presented at the Second International Scientific and Practical Conference at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN)

Theme of the conference “Harmonization and Approaches to Pharmaceutical Development” brought together medical professionals from around the world

MOSCOW, November 18, 2019 – Dr. George Mitchell, Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry of Health of Grenada participated as industry speaker at the Second International Scientific and Practical Conference “Pharmaceutical Development 2019” at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN) on November 14, 2019. Dr. Mitchell presented opportunities in Grenada and OECS, including market size, registration and procurement of medicines in the region. 

Key topics of the conference included:

  • International practice of pharmaceutical development
  • Cooperation of scientific and educational institutions with industrial enterprises. 
  • Interaction and harmonization of good practices
  • Pharmacognosy and plant metabolomics in the development of natural origin drugs
  • Preclinical and clinical studies. Metabolic analysis and personalized medicine. GCP practice
  • Pharmaconutriciology: from theory to practice
  • Modern analytics in scientific research and conformity assessment in the pharmaceutical and food fields

The conference is dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Shared Research and Educational Centre of RUDN University creation.

The Shared Research and Educational Center, as a leading research department of RUDN University, has ten years of development experience in a wide area of scientific activity from the creation of modern medicines to metabolic research, the development and application of a modern analytical base, a comprehensive study of natural, man-made and anthropogenic processes in plant objects of the environment. This allows to obtain scientific knowledge about the effects of climate, component composition, the potential of biologically active compounds for the development of new drugs, dietary supplements, food, the creation of methods and systems for assessing quality, including identification and determination of the geographical origin of products.

During the visit to RUDN University, Dr. Mitchell toured the Shared Research and Educational Centre of RUDN University, including pharmaceutical research and development facilities.

About Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

RUDN University is a unique higher educational institution, a large internationally oriented educational and scientific center. RUDN University is known in the world for its achievements in the organization of the educational process, innovative research in the field of fundamental and applied sciences, broad international connections. RUDN University takes high places in international and Russian scientific ratings due to the active scientific work of the University’s scientists. More info:

Source: Embassy of Grenada to the Russian Federation

STUDY IN RUSSIA: Russian Scholarship Program

The Government of Russia in collaboration with the Government of Grenada is offering scholarships to Grenadian nationals who wish to pursue studies in Russia for the academic year 2018-2019.

There are many programs to chose from including Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate and Short-term continued education courses from over 400 universities in the Russian Federation.

What Government Grants Include?
The grant provides eligible students free studying on the chosen specialty for the entire period of education. In addition, grant covers education at preparatory faculty for language studies and student residence for the period of education.

Who may receive a Grant?
All candidates with the secondary school and vocational school finished (school, technical school, lyceum, etc.) and successfully passed competitive selection in their own country can receive a grant.


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  • Fill out all the required fields in the application form. You may choose up to six universities by order of preference, but not more than two from Moscow or St. Petersburg.

Do not tick the (Russian) “compatriot” status.

Attach the documents in accordance with the list:

  • Passport biodata pages (must be valid at least until April 2020);
  • Secondary certificates (for undergraduates) or higher education certificates (for postgraduate studies);
  • Academic records;
  • Medical certificate of good health to the effect that its bearer can study in the Russian climate; basic medical tests depending on the field of study;
  • HIV negative certificate;
  • Any other document the applicant may deem useful for evaluation.

Note: All documents MUST be apostilled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before uploading to the website.

  • Age restrictions apply: 25 years for undergraduates and 35 years for postgraduates.
  • Students will study the Russian language during the first academic year before moving on to their higher education programme.

Note: you may be invited to undergo an interview.

Value of Award:

  • Tuition
  • Basic accommodation.

A copy of ALL documents uploaded online MUST be submitted to the Scholarship Desk.

For further information and guidance please contact the Human Resource Development Division, (Scholarship Desk), Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and Religious Affairs, Botanical Gardens, Tanteen, St. George’s. Telephone number 440-2737/8, Email

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