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  • At the opening reception of this inaugural event, guests signed and attached a leaf to a learning tree, writing a message of hope for the future of CMB’s work in Asia.
  • Over the course of a century, CMB has supported innovations in medical education in China and throughout Asia. In 2014, CMB is celebrating its 100th anniversary!

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Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2014 Transformative Learning for Health Equity

The 8th annual Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) was held in Pattaya on January 29-31. Approximately 600 participants from over 80 countries participated in the conference with the theme “Transformative Learning for Health Equity.” The gathering focused on how reform of health professional education can advance health equity. CMB was privileged to co-hosted this year’s PMAC along with the World Health Organization, the World Bank, US Agency for International Development, Japan International Cooperation Agency, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

CMB 100th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

As the first of four major celebratory events, approximately 160 distinguished colleagues attended CMB’s 100th Anniversary Celebration Dinner in Bangkok on January 27, 2014. Reviewing history of CMB’s work in Asia and looking forward to a “second century,” the celebratory theme was CMB giving thanks for a century of partnerships.

CMB Celebrates its Centennial Year

What a century it has been for China, Asia, and CMB. Together with our partners, we have witnessed a century of astounding challenges and a century of incredible achievements. Since 1914, the region has been witness to dramatic ups and downs—epidemics, wars, famine—yet the people of China and much of Asia have experienced a doubling of life span, an unprecedented achievement in the history of humankind.

Global Health Linkages: Kunming and Southeast Asia

On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Kunming Medical College, CMB President Lincoln Chen attended the celebratory conference on rural medical education in China and neighboring Southeast Asia. The Kunming ceremony was opened by President Jiang Runsheng’s welcoming speech followed by representatives of staff, students, foreign friends, alumni, and the provincial government.

CMB Profile: Hu Yan

Hu Yan is a Professor and Vice Dean of Fudan’s School of Nursing. She has served as Chair of the CMB China Nursing Network (CCNN) since October 2011. The mission of CCNN is to pioneer, model, and lead nursing education, nursing research, and nursing services in China -- all to promote the advancement and professionalization of nursing in China.

Charting a New Course: Nursing Network Reforms Education

On November 1, the Deans of the 8 schools in the CMB China Nursing Network (CCNN) met in Chengdu to share accomplishments and challenges across projects in community nursing, policy research, and faculty development.

CMB Inaugurates Wuhan Conference on Global Health

CMB Chair Mary Bullock and President Lincoln Chen were two of the four keynote speakers inaugurating the 45th Asia Pacific Academic Consortium of Public Health (APACPH) conference hosted by Wuhan University on October 24-27, 2013.

MOOCs: Transforming Health Professional Education in China

As CMB moves into its second century of philanthropy, it seeks to build networks and advance knowledge for achieving health quality with equity in the 21st century. Delegates from four leading Chinese schools of public health, CMB’s China Nursing Network, the Chinese government, CMB staff, and guests gathered on October 17th in Beijing.