Pavel I. Ogarkov, Aleksandr A. Kuzin, Sergey A. Svistunov, Denis A. Zharkov, Aleksey V. Smirnov, Mars I. Ishkildin
S.M. Kirov Military Medical Academy of the Russian Ministry of Defense
The article provides an overview of the activities of the Department of General and Military Epidemiology of the S.M. Kirov Military Medical Academy and its role in the development of national epidemiology. The activities of scientific schools of military epidemiologists are analyzed, showing their fundamental scientific and practical achievements. Biographical data on the managers and employees of the department demonstrates their role in the development of theoretical and practical aspects of epidemiology. The authors give an account of the research work being done in the department at present and list promising research areas, as well as the most significant results of the department’s activities, reflecting the development of basic and clinical epidemiology problems, including scientific and practical evidence, and the use of the foundations of the theory of self-regulating parasite systems, developed by the department staff, in science, educational process in the country’s medical universities and in practice. The article covers not only research work but also the scientific and practical work of specialists from the department of general and military epidemiology in the prevention of widespread diseases and in the anti-epidemic protection of troops during war and peacetime. A review is provided of the educational and methodical activity of the department – its staff organized the First and Second Congress of Doctors with Medical-Preventive Profiles of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the all-Russian scientific conference devoted to the problems of modern epidemiology.
Keywords: epidemiology, military epidemiology, development, history of medicine, teaching, Military Medical Academy