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Faroque A Khan Start Speech 10 10

The speech for Faroque A Khan in GCF Global Competitiveness Forum 2008

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Faroque A Khan Start Speech 10 10

  1. 1. NOOR Conference-Al-Madinah Research in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia-Role of Knowledge Economic City. <ul><li>Faroque A Khan. MB(Kmr), M.A.C.P. </li></ul><ul><li>Prof. of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York </li></ul><ul><li>Consultant, Chair IRB at KFMC-Riyadh, KSA. </li></ul>
  2. 2. GLOBAL VILLAGE-East to West and now West to East.
  3. 3. How To Start Research in KSA <ul><li>Individual’s Role-Initiative, Interest, Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Institution’s Role—Interest, Support, Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Country’s Role– Environment, Fiscal Support </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Economic City: Potential Role </li></ul>
  4. 4. Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni, Director (NIH)
  5. 5. Time Tested Model for Research.
  6. 6. “ Scientific progress is one essential key to our security as a nation, to our better health, to more jobs, to higher standard of living, and to our cultural progress” The Endless Frontier… (Science 1945) Vannevar Bush (1890 – 1974) A Vision of Hope
  7. 8. What’s The Solution ?--Recommendations <ul><li>KSA to invest heavily in R & D, move from < 1 percent of GDP to >3 percent. </li></ul><ul><li>KSA $19--- USA $ 665----- Japan $ 649/person </li></ul><ul><li>Nurture, absorb, assimilate high quality professionals- ex: expatriates. </li></ul><ul><li>Invest in Universities, Invest in incubators. </li></ul><ul><li>Invest in education reform at school level </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage private sector participation in R&D. </li></ul><ul><li>NIH budget 28 billion, private 59 billion dollars. </li></ul>
  8. 9. USA PRESIDENTS Abraham Lincoln 1860 Franklin D. Roosevelt 4.3.1933 - 12.4.1945
  9. 10. Wednesday May14, 2008 Arab News
  10. 11. Obesity Trends Around the World
  11. 12. Key Ingredients for Effective Research Model—USA/KSA <ul><li>Political will:-Lincoln 1863(National Academy of Sciences)- Roosevelt-1944( National Institutes of Health). </li></ul><ul><li>Vision-Sustained funding for autonomous capacity building universities. </li></ul><ul><li>International exchange: ME-Europe-USA-?KSA </li></ul><ul><li>Award individual merit and aim for world class research. Intellectual capitol is key. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration and networking. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Key Ingredients for Research-(contd) <ul><li>No ceiling except intellectual ability. </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of “why” use “why not”-ensure freedom of inquiry. </li></ul><ul><li>Physical resources, easy access to KSA, recruit best available talent irrespective of background, ethnic, tribal or religious affiliation. </li></ul><ul><li>Research focus relevant for local needs ex RTA. </li></ul><ul><li>International language of communication </li></ul><ul><li>Find and nurture local champions for research. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Potential Future Role for KEC. <ul><li>Policy Making: Autism, Technology Use, Bioethics, Workforce, Global health, Genetic, Education, Newborn Hearing. </li></ul><ul><li>Data Mining, Capacity building. </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate Local & International Collaborations. </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate professional meetings & brain storming—IMANA-FIMA-AMSE-ICLI. </li></ul>