Evaluation Commission of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic under the leadership of prof. Roman Prymula took note of the activities and results of the International Clinical Research Center of St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno (FNUSA-ICRC) on Friday, June 19th. Its members discussed with representatives of the FNUSA-ICRC management the future of the center, its focus and finances.
FNUSA-ICRC was visited in addition to prof. Roman Prymula also Ing. Jan Michálek, Director of Directly Managed Organizations Dept. at Ministry of Health, Mgr. Zbyněk Podhrázký, Director of the Department of Science and Medical Professions of the Ministry of Health, PhDr. Pavel Doleček, Deputy Minister, Research and Higher Education section (MEYS), prof. Josef Vymazal from Na Homolce Hospital, prof. Jan Žaloudík, Senator and Emeritus Director of the Masaryk Oncology Institute and prof. Aleksi Šedo, Dean of the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University. The members of the commission also inspected some clinical-research parts of FNUSA.
“We acquainted the members of the commission with our scientific activities, individual research teams, selected projects, with the principle of operation of our center and its uniqueness,” said FNUSA-ICRC CEO Pavel Iványi, LL.M., MBA. He added that it was high time to clarify in what financial framework FNUSA-ICRC would operate in the future. “No one doubts the added value of our international center. It is important for science and in its clinical part also extremely beneficial for the people´s health in the wider vicinity of Brno.”
Mention of prof. Roman Prymula in the program Interview ČT24 (from 19 June) then testifies to the fact that the discussion is heading in the right direction for FNUSA-ICRC. “If you have to prepare a concept of science and research, then of course you have to find out what the real capacities are. Today, for example, we were in control of the FNUSA-ICRC, which is one of the largest scientific centers in health care, where it is discussed whether the volume of funds was adequate to their performance. And I am quite surprised that they really have excellent results in the clinical and preclinical part or in the translational research, and it would be a mistake to limit such a device, ”said Roman Prymula, among others.
The meeting was also attended by the director of the St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno Ing. Vlastimil Vajdák. “I believe that most of our scientists deserve full support, and I’m not just talking about finances. The uniqueness of the connection between the hospital and the science center is unparalleled in the Czech Republic to such an extent, “added director Vajdák.