U-M Medical School Peking University Health Sciences Center Joint Institute for Translational and Clinical Research
Progress on the new joint institute between the U-M Medical School and the Peking University Health Science Center is moving as quickly as China itself.
In the mere eight months since it was created, the joint institute has already launched six pilot studies, created and established a joint Institutional Review Board for human research subjects, began researching the science of collaboration, and planned an annual joint symposium in Beijing that will take place in September. The joint institute also exchanges faculty, medical students, fellows and other researchers, and will conduct large-scale clinical trials.
The joint institute focuses its research on pulmonary, cardiovascular and liver diseases, all areas of mutual interest at UMMS and Peking University. Researchers from the two universities are now working together on studies of viral hepatitis and obesity, hypertension and coronary artery disease, and lung disease and smoking. Read the rest of this entry »