On April 4th, an appreciation ceremony was held at the school of medicine, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Science, with the presence of Dr. Mohammad Aghajani the chairman, and a group of professors, managers and other famous faces and university students in the fields of science and medicine from different universities. Dr. Motamedi was appreciated for her honorable service at this rite.
The chairman declared that Dr. Motamedi is the symbol of physiology science and added: “the name of Dr. Motamedi is escorted with physiology in all the international areas and she is one of the honored faces of our university and also our country. Furthermore, her spirit for always demanding more of science and gaining better proficiencies on every step of the way is a great lesson for scientific and intellectual community of our country.” In Dr. Aghajani’s opinion, her close attention and focus on research and education is one of her best features and as we take a close look at her life, there has always been a balance between her educational and research activities and never has she ever neglected her role as a teacher and she has done it in the best way possible.
Humble and dignified
In the following of the ceremony, Dr. Afshin Zarghi, university’s assistant of the research and technology center, added:” Dr. Motamedi is the defendant of humanity, ethics and the symbol of modesty in academic circles.”
Pointing out to the fact that Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Science is moving toward becoming one of the top universities, Dr. Zarghi added: “our university stands out as the superior in 10 fields one of which is the neuroscience research center, which is under supervision of Dr. Motamedi.”
He also informed of a grant named after Dr. Motamedi and expressed hope and interest for the grant to last following the name of this precious human being.
Appreciation of Dr. Motamedi is appreciation of science.
Dr. Vaez mahdavi, a professor at Shahed University, claims that Dr. Motamedi is the symbol of long term ideas, since she always puts providence on top of her work and prefers long term instead of short term benefits.
Dr. Motamedi is the primer and origin of an evolution in neuroscience fields
Dr. Saeed Semnanian, professor at Tarbiat Modares University, pointed out that one of the secrets behind Dr. Motamedi’s great success is never giving up and having faith in her work and also declared that neuroscience field has faced tremendous changes before and after Dr. Motamedi’s hard work.
Upbringing moral and skillful students is one of Dr. Motamedi’s honors
Professor Motamedi, showing her gratitude towards the other professors and the students present in the ceremony, declared that the neuroscience research center is one of the most stated and honored scientific centers in the whole country.
In appreciation of Dr. Motamedi’s great service, two centers of the laboratories in neuro science research center was name after hers.
Professor Fereshteh Motamedi was a neuroscience researcher and a member at the academy of medical science of Iran. She was the former chairman at the neuroscience research center, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Science (SBMU).
After receiving physiology bachelor degree from Tehran University of Medical Science, in 1978, she graduated from Columbia University, United States of America and then became a professor at Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Science.
The followings are just a few of her honors:
Chairman of the physiology group at SBMU for 15 years.
Best female translator of the year in 1989.
Best female scientist of the year in 1993.
Best professor of the year from ministry of health in 1999.
Best researcher of the year in 2000.
Chairman of the neuroscience research center between 2000 and 2018.
Chairman of the Asian and Oceanian Federation of Neuroscience between 2002 and 2004.
Chairman of the Iran’s council of physiology and pharmacology between 1992 and 2002.