International Research Networking

Regional Cooperation for Health, Science and Technology

The Regional Cooperation for Health, Science and Technology (RECOOP HST) is a structured research group that seeks to improve the prevention and treatment of major public health problems through multinational, multidisciplinary collaboration. Created and led by Cedars-Sinai, it comprises 18 universities and academic organizations across eight countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The association explores and enhances local scientific outputs of the partner organizations, creates critical mass of scientifically sound innovative research at the regional level, and exploits the research outcomes at the global level.

Member Organizations

International collaboration is the cornerstone of RECOOP HST. Cedars-Sinai partners with these member organizations and medical schools to share findings and work together to improve our world through scientific research.

Collaborating to Find Solutions

Relying on multidisciplinary research, RECOOP HST scientists explore common mechanisms of diseases and investigate sex and gender roles in reproduction health. In addition, RECOOP HST studies the public health problems of overweight, obesity and related non-communicable diseases, like metabolic disease (peripheral and central insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes mellitus) and reproductive, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as some cancers, using nanobiotechnology.


Sandor G. Vari, MD
Director, International Research and Innovation in Medicine Program
President, RECOOP HST Association

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