The Federal State Budgetary Institute «The Nikiforov Russian Center of Emergency and Radiation Medicine»
The Ministry of Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters.
NRCERM has the state accreditation as a research institution.
Main research areas:
- Fundamental and applied studies of medical-biological effects on the human body of factors of radiation and other accidents and disasters;
- Research and development activities in radiation medicine, radiobiology, occupational health, emergency medicine and rendering assistance to injured in emergency situations;
- Rationale for new methods of diagnostics, treatment and prevention in internal pathology due to different factors of emergency situations;
- Improvement of the system of medical support for emergency workers of EMERCOM of Russia;
- Development of scientific and methodological basis for medical monitoring of rescue workers, professionals of the State Fire-Fighting Service of EMERCOM of Russia and clean-up workers of Chernobyl aftermath;
- Development of telemedicine for rendering assistance to injured in emergency situations;
- Development of scientific and practical issues of clinical laboratory diagnostics.
For their scientific advances the NRCERM professionals were awarded with medals at the International Exhibition "Innovations-99. Living system technologies" (Moscow, 1999), the World Invention Show "Eureka-2000" (Brussels, 2000) и "Eureka-2001" (Brussels, 2001), the International Show "Rescue means — 2002, 2004, 2006".
The Russian Academy of Science (physiology department) has been performing scientific and methodological guidance in fundamental NRCERM research since 2001.
In the NRCERM there is the dissertation board, where the theses submitted for a scientific degree of the Doctor and Candidate of Science in specialties "safety in emergency situations" and "clinical laboratory diagnostics" in medical, psychological and biological science are defended.
As of 1 January 2009, 115 dissertations (23 – Doctoral and 92 – Candidate"s) were defended in the Board.