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FSPH Signs MOU with Major Chinese Medical School

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health formed a supplemental research partnership and training collaboration with the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine in China.

 

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Monday, July 16, 2018

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH) recently formed a supplemental agreement with the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine (SAHZU) that symbolizes the collaborative commitment of both institutions to advancing research and training opportunities for students, faculty and researchers across the globe.

On May 7th, representatives signed a supplemental Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that follows an existing MOU between UCLA and Zhejiang University. The agreement between the institutions will facilitate short courses offered by FSPH faculty, continued onsite opportunities for graduate students and joint population and clinical research. FSPH’s Dean Jody Heymann and Professor Kefeng Ding, vice president of SAHZU, signed the agreement in a ceremony attended by FSPH’s Associate Dean for Research Zuo-Feng Zhang, Professor Zhao Hui Wu, president of Zhejiang University and other esteemed guests.

The first FSPH-SAHZU collaboration kicked off in 2012, which has allowed for a visiting graduate student program and has led to cancer-related faculty research collaborations. The MOU has also brought about cross-country learning through a series of web lectures addressing epidemiology study design and statistical analyses taught by Associate Dean Zuo-Feng Zhang and Professor Jian Yu Rao of FSPH and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

The signing of the MOU was immediately followed by a celebration with all attendees, including:

Zhejiang University and SAHZU faculty and staff:

  • Professor Xinyang Hu, director of research at SAHZU
  • Professor Min Li, director of the Office of International Relations at Zhejiang University
  • Professor Kui Ren, director of the Institute of Cyber Security Research at Zhejiang University
  • Ms. Minjie Tian, manager of the SAHZU Office of International Relations
  • Mr. Jun Tong, program coordinator at the SAHZU Office of International Relations
  • Professor Ping Wang, vice chair of general surgery at SAHZU
  • Professor Zhao Hui Wu, president of Zhejiang University
  • Professor Zhiying Wu, vice president of SAHZU
  • Professor Wenli Xie, executive vice dean of the Science and Technology Academy at Zhejiang University
  • Dr. MingLi Yang, director of international affairs at SAHZU
  • Professor Wei Zhu, co-director of cardiovascular research at SAHZU

FSPH faculty:

  • Dr. Roger Detels, distinguished professor of epidemiology and infectious diseases, dean emeritus of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, director of the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study and director of the UCLA Fogarty International Training Program
  • Dr. Karen Michels, professor and chair of epidemiology
  • Dr. Jack Needleman, professor and chair of health policy and management
  • Dr. Dawn Upchurch, professor and department vice chair of community health sciences
  • Dr. Yifang Zhu, professor of environmental health sciences and associate dean for academic programs 

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, founded in 1961, is dedicated to enhancing the public's health by conducting innovative research, training future leaders and health professionals from diverse backgrounds, translating research into policy and practice, and serving our local communities and the communities of the nation and the world. The school has more than 600 students from more than 25 nations engaged in carrying out the vision of building healthy futures in greater Los Angeles, California, the nation and the world.