CMB Liaison Officers Workshop Held in Hangzhou

CMB liaison officers based in Chinese medical universities are the vital communications link between CMB and China’s medical universities. The CMB Liaison Officer Workshop held in June 17, 2015 in Hangzhou was designed to bring 20 key liaison officers up to speed on both CMB programming and the nuts and bolts of CMB grants management. On the programming side, CMB staff highlighted the Open Competition for small grants aimed at junior faculty in health policy systems science (HPSS), CMB Collaborating Programs in HPSS, and new directions in e-learning. These discussions were intended to help liaison officers and their colleagues develop sound proposals for CMB funding. CMB staff also encouraged liaison officers to share ideas on ways that CMB’s modest level of funding can achieve maximum impact in China’s fast-changing health environment.