Happy Lunar New Year to our CMB friends and colleagues!
As we welcome the year of ox, I would like to quote a traditional Chinese greeting for the new year, niú nián dà jí (牛年大吉！), a heartfelt wish for abundance and prosperity. This year, I suspect all of us will add a wish for good health and safety. The pandemic continues to place a heavy burden on communities around the world and reminds us that we live in an interconnected world where medical and scientific collaborations are more important than ever to address global threats. This unprecedented time underscores the importance of medical education, access to care, health policy, global health, and health equity – pillars of CMB’s work.
Thank you to each of you for the friendship you have extended to CMB. I hope the new year brings many opportunities to share our expertise, ideas, and resources, so that we can better respond to the challenges of the moment and better prepare for those to come.
I wish all of you and your families a Happy New Year of the Ox!
Barbara J. Stoll