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On Friday April 11, nine delegates from top schools of public health in China visited the Fielding School to launch new partnerships in training and research.
After a meeting with UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh, and the Chinese delegates, Fielding School Dean Jody Heymann signed Memoranda of Understanding with Dean Wen Chen from Fudan University School of Public Health, Dean Qingyue Meng of Peking University School of Public Health, and Dean Feng Chen of Nanjing Medical University, symbolizing the commitment to collaboration between UCLA and the Chinese schools of public health.
Other visiting representatives from the Chinese schools include Associate Dean Na He and Associate Dean Yingyao Chen of Fudan University School of Public Health, Associate Dean Peiyu Wang, Professor and Dean Emeritus Yonghua Hu, and Professor Yan Guo of Peking University School of Public Health, and Associate Dean Zhibin Hu of Nanjing Medical University School of Public Health.
The signing was followed by a forum addressing public health in China, which included a scientific exchange between the four schools moderated by Dr. Ninez Ponce, Director of the Center for Global and Immigrant Health at the Fielding School and organized by Fielding School Associate Dean for Research Zuo-Feng Zhang. Dean Wen Chen of Fudan University School of Public Health explained reform in China’s health system; Dr. Yan Guo of Peking University School of Public Health discussed development and capacity building for global health in China; Dr. Zhibin Hu of Nanjing Medical University School of Public Health presented a recent paper on a genome-wide association study of liver cancer; and Dr. Roger Detels of the Fielding School shared the results of current UCLA-China collaborative trainings and research that occur through the UCLA/Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Program.