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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.

CMB Liaison Officers Meet to Strengthen Grants Management

On February 1, 2013, CMB liaison officers coming from CMB’s 13 long-standing partner schools met in Bangkok, Thailand, for a grants management workshop. During the workshop, liaison officers joined CMB President and staff from Beijing/China and Cambridge/USA to share ideas for continuing to improve their joint work. Few people recognize that much of the success of international cooperation with Chinese medical universities comes from the effective work of liaison officers in each institution that manages international relations.

Integration Challenges in Vietnam’s Primary Health Care

CMB President Lincoln Chen accompanied by Trustee Harvey Fineberg and Dr. Mary Wilson visited Vietnam as members of a CMB delegation in January 2013. Hosted by the Vietnam Health Minister, Madame Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, the delegation visited medical universities and primary health care systems in Hanoi, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, and Can Tho.

Leadership Challenges for Public Health

"Leadership Challenges for Public Health" was the title of a speech by CMB Trustee Harvey Fineberg to about 200 faculty and students at the Hanoi School of Public Health in Vietnam on January 21, 2013. The invited lecture following a dinner reception by the Vietnam Health Minister Madame Nguyen Thi Kim Tien was given as part of a CMB delegation visit to the leading school of public health in Vietnam and also a long-standing CMB grantee.