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HPS Residency Program: Training a New Generation of Health Policy Researchers

CMB in cooperation with the government's National Health and Family Planning Commission’s Center for Health Statistics and Information has launched a new program on strengthening research capacity of the next generation of Chinese scholars in health policy and economics.

CMB Profile: Jian Weiyan

Jian Weiyan is a lecturer at Peking University Health Science Center’s Department of Health Policy and Management where his current research focuses on health systems and health insurance. He has received research funding from multiple leading institutions, including the National Science Foundation of China, the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, and the China Medical Board.

Innovation in Health Professional Education in Thailand

How should a country canvass and spark innovations and leadership in health professional education? This was the purpose of a Leadership Forum on Health Professional Education Development, held in Krabi, Thailand on April 22-24. The Forum brought together 30 Thai participants to examine 10 innovative projects that had been selected as finalists through an open and competitive process.

CMB Profile: Li Youping

Professor Li Youping of Sichuan University is an expert in organ transplant immunology and engineering and an active leader in the field of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) both in China and internationally. Beginning in 1996, Li initiated development of EBM in China with the establishment of the Chinese EBM Center/Chinese Cochrane Centre which gained CMB support.

Celebrating CMB’s Century of Medical Education in East Asia

Two keynote speeches were offered by CMB President Lincoln Chen on April 13, 2013 at the Symposium on Medical Education on the occasion of the 116th Anniversary of National Taiwan University College of Medicine. The morning speech described CMB's century of work from its origins in 1914 establishing the Peking Union Medical College in mainland China to medical education and university development in 17 other countries of Asia since 1950.

China Health Policy and Management Society (CHPAMS)

China is a critical subject of study for scholars working in population health research. For some researchers, like Chen Zhuo, a Senior Health Economist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the connection to China isn’t just scholarly, it’s personal.

CMB Profile: Yang Gonghuan

Dr. Yang Gonghuan, an expert on the epidemiology of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in China, is the leader of a recent China Global Burden of Disease Study. Previously serving as vice director of China CDC from 2005-2011, Yang is currently Professor at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences at Peking Union Medical College.

China and the Global Burden of Disease: An Evidence-Based Policy Dialogue

On April 16, 2013, 115 international scientists and academics convened with Chinese policymakers in Beijing to review policy implications of a China Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study tracking disease, disability, and demographic health trends in China.

Transformative Learning in Global Health: Initiatives in the Netherlands

Two hundred and fifty leaders in medical education in the Netherlands organized a one-day conference on April 4, 2013. Their mission was to to chart the future of health professional education reforms highlighting the Lancet Commission Report as the benchmark for deliberation.

CMB Profile: Wu Zhigang and Xie Yun

Wu Zhigang and Xie Yun of Central South University (CSU) both received the 2012 CMB Liaison Officer of the Year award for their outstanding work in support of CMB-CSU collaboration. Their work has helped CSU consistently rank among the top 3 CMB grant recipient schools for Open Competition awards. Their work has contributed to a high level of support, engagement, and awareness of CMB across CSU leadership, faculty and students.