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Magnolia Silver Award to Lincoln Chen

CMB President Lincoln Chen received a Magnolia Silver Award from the Shanghai Municipal Government. This designation is given to foreigners who have made outstanding contributions to Shanghai’s economic and social development, and in 2015 it honored 50 individuals with silver and gold awards.

First China Health Policy Translation Network Forum

The First China Health Policy Translation Network Forum, held September 19-20 in Shanghai, convened health researchers and policy-makers to discuss ways to improve connectivity between the health sector’s knowledge suppliers and knowledge users. Despite the importance of health policy research translation, there has been little exchange to date amongst these two communities.

CMB Liaison Officers Workshop Held in Hangzhou

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. These discussions were intended to help liaison officers and their colleagues develop sound proposals for CMB funding.

Westlake Youth Forum to Strengthen the Next Generation

Promoting innovations in health policy research among China’s next generation of researchers is the goal of the Westlake Youth Forum series. CMB in collaboration with Zhejiang University hosted the second Westlake Youth Forum in Hangzhou on June 16-17, 2015. Participating were about 80 Chinese and international scholars – nearly all associated with CMB’s young scholars capacity building work in China.

GP Training in Rural Yunnan Province

“General practitioners are regarded as gatekeepers of people’s health,” Chen Zhu, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress told the audience gathered for CMB’s 100th anniversary celebration in Beijing in September 2014. Improving the training of GP is considered vital to the success of China’s health and educational reforms.

Chinese Medical Association Award to Prof. Hu Shanlian

Prof. Hu Shanlian, Director of the Shanghai Health Development Research Center (SHDRC), was honored with the Chinese Medical Association’s 2014 Health Policy Award at a January 18 ceremony in Taizhou, Jiangsu Province. Prof. Hu received the award in recognition of his contributions to the fields of health economics and policy research.

China Medical University: Defining Competency-Based Medical Education

Lincoln Chen gave a lecture on Rural Health Workers for All: Realizing China’s 20th Century Dream to about 250 students at China Medical University (CMU) in Shenyang on March 12. Dr. Chen noted that China’s 20th-century dream—through the eras of Sun Yatsen, Chiang Kaishek, and Mao Zedong—has been that all of China’s people would gain universal access to modern medical services.

PUMC Hospital President Zhao Yupei Hosts CMB

Zhao Yupei, President of Peking Union Medical College Hospital, and his leadership staff hosted Lincoln Chen and CMB Beijing staff on March 10 to review mutual interests in medical education reform. Senior representatives of the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) also joined the discussion which devoted particular attention to clinical residency training.

Thailand Launches National Commission on Health Professional Education

Thailand recently announced the establishment of a National Commission on Health Professional Education. Emerging from PMAC 2014, Thai leaders in government, universities, and professional associations came together to create a national initiative seeking to transform learning for health equity.

PMAC 2015: Global Health Post 2015: Accelerating Equity

The 9th annual Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) was held in Bangkok, Thailand on January 26-31, 2015. More than 600 participants from 50 countries participated in the conference with the theme “Global Health Post 2015: Accelerating Equity.” CMB continued the honor of acting as a co-host to this year’s PMAC.