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Grants

Throughout its history, the China Medical Board has adopted a policy of not accepting unsolicited grant proposals. Thus, inquiries or unsolicited proposals may not receive an expeditious reply. The rationale is straightforward—CMB's strategic grant-making is highly focused on targeted activities to advance its mission. In its earliest phase, the China Medical Board devoted nearly all of its financing to Peking Union Medical College. Since 1950, the China Medical Board’s grant-making has been targeted at key Chinese and Asian universities. CMB encourages international groups wishing to work in China to establish relationships directly with CMB-affiliated Chinese and Asian institutions.

Year/Grant no.sort ascending Grantee Program Amount
(2013)
13-131
Health Professional Education $253,200
  • Project: Fudan Global Health Institute
  • Dates: July 01, 2013 to June 30, 2016
  • Region: China
  • Description: This three-year grant would support the planning and development of a newly established Fudan Global Health Institute (FGHI).
  • Principal Investigator: QIAN Xu & CHEN Yingyao
(2013)
12-129
Health Policy and Systems Sciences $21,890
  • Project: China Session at the 4th Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health
  • Dates: February 01, 2013 to May 31, 2013
  • Region: China
  • Description:
  • Principal Investigator: GUO Yan
(2012)
12-128
Health Policy and Systems Sciences $99,000
  • Project: China-India Mental Health Alliance
  • Dates: February 01, 2013 to July 31, 2014
  • Region: Global
  • Description: This grant supports Shanghai Jiaotong University in developing a China-India Mental Health Alliance.
  • Principal Investigator: Michael Phillips
(2013)
12-127
Health Policy and Systems Sciences $74,985
  • Project: How to Attract Medical Students to Rural China
  • Dates: January 01, 2013 to December 31, 2015
  • Region: China
  • Description: This three-year open-competition (OC) project in HPSS aims to identify effective policy interventions that improve rural recruitment and retention of health professionals in Western China.
  • Principal Investigator: Li Qian
(2013)
12-126
Health Policy and Systems Sciences $794,780
  • Project: HPSS Residency Program
  • Dates: January 01, 2013 to June 30, 2015
  • Region: China
  • Description: This HPSS Residency Program is designed to provide on-the-job training for junior faculty interested in health policy and systems research, akin to a medical residency program, in order to produce a new cadre of young HPSS researchers with the capacity to conduct independent, policy-relevant and scientifically-rigorous. This program is tailored to answer a set of pre-identified research questions related to county hospital reform and gives priorities to training on applied social science theories and methods. It consists of: 1) three in-person one-week training courses; 2) three 2-3 days long-distance meetings in between the courses; 3) guided research projects conducted by participating institutions.
  • Principal Investigator: Winnie Yip and Xu Ling
(2013)
12-125
Southeast Asia $210,840
  • Project: Strengthening Public Health Masters Program
  • Dates: January 01, 2014 to December 31, 2016
  • Region: Southeast Asia
  • Description: This three-year project plans to strengthen masters-level public health training and improve fieldwork opportunities for students at the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH), which, as a representative body of the Cambodian Ministry of Health, provides public health and laboratory services, training, and research to improve the health of the Cambodian people.
  • Principal Investigator: Ung Sam An
(2013)
12-124
Southeast Asia $196,000
  • Project: Strategic Capacity Building
  • Dates: October 01, 2012 to September 30, 2014
  • Region: Southeast Asia
  • Description: This two-year project supports strategic development of the University of Health Sciences (UHS), the only government-operated higher health professional education institution in Cambodia, producing over 85% of Cambodian health professionals. The project will support the UHS's new leadership to develop a strategic vision, enhance governance, outreach for advice, study tours to USA and Asian universities, and internal consultations with faculty and students. UHS will also develop a novel electronic information system to manage and support its faculty, students and finance and administrative staff.
  • Principal Investigator: Saphonn Vonthanak
(2013)
12-123
Health Professional Education $180,000
  • Project: Systems Approach for Training Advanced Clinical Nurses
  • Dates: January 01, 2013 to December 31, 2015
  • Region: China
  • Description: This three-year project will tap into resources of the CMB China Nursing Network (CCNN) to develop the scope of practice, core competencies, curriculum and core courses, and roles and placement of nursing clinical master graduates for the Advanced Clinical Practice Nurse (ACPN). ACPN are similar to nurse practicioners in the United States. Currently, over 30 universities offer Advanced Clinical Practice Nurse (ACPN) programs. This project will systematically review the ACPN nursing clinical master program through literature review, focus group discussion and field visits, engaging stakeholders including domestic and international academics, policy makers and patients. Its aim is to translate findings for practical implementation. The Principal Investigator of this project is PUHSC nursing dean and chair of the National Advisory Committee of the ACPN program.
  • Principal Investigator: Guo Guifang
(2013)
12-122
Health Professional Education $399,850
  • Project: Global Health Training, Research, and Consortium
  • Dates: January 01, 2013 to December 31, 2015
  • Region: China
  • Description: This three-year grant of $399,850 supports PUHSC’s new Department of Global Health in the School of Public Health to develop the field of global health in China through training, research, forums, and consortium development. A major aspect of this program is the support of young Chinese to engage with global health through training at annual World Health Assemblies. Research will focus on China-Africa relations and help the government craft a national policy statement on global health. The program will also support PUHSC's bringing together of interested medical universities into a consortium.
  • Principal Investigator: Guo Yan
(2013)
12-121
Health Professional Education $450,000
  • Project: Research by PKU Institute for Medical Education
  • Dates: January 01, 2013 to December 31, 2015
  • Region: China
  • Description: This three-year grant supports the newly established Institute for Medical Education at the PUHSC to conduct priority research on human resources for health (HRH) in China. With CMB support, the Institute will undertake three studies in collaboration with international collaborators: (1) tracking progress in mitigating rural mal-distribution; (2) demonstrating the impact of education on actual health outcomes; and (3) comparative learning from India and other Asian countries.
  • Principal Investigator: XU Yan and DONG Zhe
(2013)
12-120
Health Policy and Systems Sciences $101,889
  • Project: CMB-OC: The Impacts of DRGs Payment Reform in Beijing
  • Dates: January 01, 2013 to December 31, 2015
  • Region: China
  • Description: This $101,889 CMB Open Competition (CMB-OC) grant in HPSS aims to evaluate the impact of Beijing’s Diagnosis-Related-Groups (DRG) payment reform on health expenditure and quality of care, and to identify barriers and pre-conditions necessary for successful implementation of DRG reform. Using hospital discharge data, inpatient claims data, and inpatient and outpatient expenditure data 2009-2014 (three years pre- and post-reform), the study applies a differences-in-differences (DID) design with propensity score matching (PSM) to evaluate the impact of reform on medical expenditure, treatment pattern, and medical service quality by comparing these outcome variables between the 6 reform hospitals and 6 control hospitals before and after the reform. PI: JIAN Weiyan, Peking University Health Science Center
  • Principal Investigator: Jian Weiyan
(2013)
12-119
Health Policy and Systems Sciences $117,832
  • Project: CMB-OC: The Effect of Provider Payment Method on Reducing Cost of Delivery
  • Dates: January 01, 2013 to December 31, 2015
  • Region: China
  • Description: This three-year $117,832 project will provide empirical evidence on how various provider payment approaches impact demand-side subsidies for alleviating impoverishment due to costly delivery care in rural China. The study will be carried out in different counties, where different provider payment schemes are applied, using a clustered sampling framework. PI: FENG Xinglin, Peking University Health Science Center
  • Principal Investigator: Feng Xinglin
(2013)
12-118
Health Policy and Systems Sciences $145,200
  • Project: CMB-OC: Improving Maternal Health Services in Rural China
  • Dates: January 01, 2013 to December 31, 2015
  • Region: China
  • Description: This three year project aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs in promoting the utilization of maternal health services and improving health outcomes of the infants and mothers across poor counties in Sichuan. The study utilizes a randomized controlled trial design, under which 35 pairs of villages matched over their characteristics from five nationally-designated poor counties in Sichuan province will be identified and, for each pair, one village will be randomly selected as treatment or control village. All women who become pregnant during the first six months of the CCTs intervention period in the treatment villages will receive a CCT payment conditional on their visits to a hospital for a prenatal check; or to deliver their baby; or for a postnatal check. The evaluation survey will be carried out in the treatment and control villages after the launch of the CCT program for eighteen months to measure the utilization of maternal health services HS and health outcomes of mothers and infants by questionnaire interview and anthropometric measurement, respectively. Using program evaluation techniques, the study will then assess the effectiveness of the intervention. PI: ZHOU Huan, Sichuan University
  • Principal Investigator: Zhou Huan
(2013)
12-117
Health Policy and Systems Sciences $100,200
  • Project: CMB-OC: Reducing Unnecessary Antibiotic Use for Childhood Fever
  • Dates: January 01, 2013 to December 31, 2015
  • Region: China
  • Description: This $100,200 project aims to design, implement, and evaluate a non-randomized control intervention to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use in childhood fever. The interventions to be carried out in 3 towns in Jiangshan County in Zhejiang province include training rural doctors to use the childhood fever guidelines, implementing economic incentive measures to discourage antibiotic use among doctors, and carrying out health education programs for patients. The impact of the intervention will be assessed in terms of the change of the knowledge about antibiotic use, the rate of antibiotic use and infusion use, and average cost per visit for childhood fever. PI: ZHOU Xudong, Zhejiang University
  • Principal Investigator: Zhou Xudong
(2013)
12-116
Health Policy and Systems Sciences $149,888
  • Project: CMB-OC: Improving Pre-Hospital Care in China Through Training
  • Dates: January 01, 2013 to December 31, 2015
  • Region: China
  • Description: This three year project with a budget of $149,888 aims to carry out an observational study of the current status of the county-level pre-hospital care in Hunan province and explore the feasibility of a provincial-wide model for strengthening pre-hospital care services. Based on the observational study, standardized web-based pre-hospital care training will be developed and carried out in regional pre-hospitals centers, half of which will be randomly selected to receive in-person training. Evaluation of knowledge and critical actions performed by pre-hospital service providers, as well as some key health outcome variables, will be compared to produce suggestions for improving pre-hospital care quality. PI: XIAO Ping, Central South University
  • Principal Investigator: Xiao Ping
(2013)
12-115
Health Policy and Systems Sciences $136,900
  • Project: CMB-OC: Intervention to Decrease Cost of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Dates: January 01, 2013 to December 31, 2015
  • Region: China
  • Description: This $136,900 project aims to develop, deliver, and evaluate hospital outreach intervention for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A randomized controlled trial will be carried out, under which hospitalized COPD patients will be recruited and randomly allocated into control group or intervention group. The latter will receive hospital outreach intervention, which includes 3-month intensive intervention on pulmonary rehabilitation, medication, self-management education, as well as permanent access to a nurse who will promote patients’ treatment adherence through motivational interview and increased communication between patients and health care providers. The evaluation of the trail will be carried out by comparing patients’ self-management, health outcome, quality of life as well as health care cost between the control and treatment groups, based on which recommendations for COPD patient hospital outreach interventions will be made. The study team will develop intervention manuals and employ interviewing techniques to minimize the lack of adherence. PI: YAN Jin, Central South University
  • Principal Investigator: Yan Jin
(2013)
12-114
Health Policy and Systems Sciences $109,916
  • Project: CMB-OC: Schizophrenia Case Management in Rural China
  • Dates: January 01, 2013 to December 31, 2015
  • Region: China
  • Description: This study with a budget of $109,916 is designed to compare the effects of village doctor-assisted case management (VD model) for patients with schizophrenia versus care-as-usual (CAU model) in rural China. It is expected that the VD model, when compared with the CAU model, will lead to a higher systematic treatment rate, lessened schizophrenic symptoms, better social function, lower hospitalization rate, and lower incidence of risky behavior among schizophrenia patients. PI: GONG Wenjie, Central South University
  • Principal Investigator: Gong Wenjie
(2013)
12-113
Health Policy and Systems Sciences $300,000
  • Project: Research in Environmental Health and Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Dates: January 01, 2013 to December 31, 2015
  • Region: China
  • Description: This project utilizes an ongoing Dongfeng-Tongji longitudinal cohort to study the determinants of chronic diseases, especially air pollution and lifestyle factors. Launched in 2008, the cohort has developed a detailed database that incorporates demographic, lifestyle, and biochemical information of about 27,000 retired workers of Dongfeng Motor Corporation, a giant state-owned motor company. The project will assess environmental exposure, lifestyle factors, and biochemical markers to examine the association of health outcomes with air pollution and lifestyle factors.
  • Principal Investigator: Wu Tangchun
(2013)
12-112
Health Policy and Systems Sciences $1,135,370
  • Project: CMB Faculty Development Awards and Next Generation Fellowships
  • Dates: July 01, 2012 to June 30, 2014
  • Region: China
  • Description: This two-year grant at $1,135,370 enables the Institute of International Education (IIE) to offer two more rounds of CMB mid-career Faculty Development (FD) awards and Next Generation (NG) fellowships. Thus far, CMB has supported 26 distinguished professorships, 34 faculty development awards, and 42 next generation fellows.
  • Principal Investigator: Keith Clemenger
(2013)
12-111
Health Policy and Systems Sciences $300,000
  • Project: CMB-CP in Migrant Health Policy
  • Dates: January 01, 2013 to December 31, 2015
  • Region: China
  • Description: This three-year project supports the institutional development of the SYSU Center of Migrant Health Policy, primarily through strengthening its leadership and young faculty capacity and supporting research projects. The grant will strengthen the SYSU Migrant Health Policy team by helping to recruit 1-2 additional full-time and 3-5 part-time researchers, as well as 2-3 post-doctoral fellows with diverse backgrounds. The project also prioritizes development of young researchers through training, competition for seed grants, and development of partnerships with overseas Chinese researchers. Additionally, the grant supports a health survey among migrant workers in the Pearl Delta area, which will establish long-term research sites and provide a research basis for migrant health researchers within and beyond SYSU. PI: LING Li, Sun Yat-sen University
  • Principal Investigator: Ling Li
(2013)
12-110
Health Policy and Systems Sciences $300,000
  • Project: CMB-CP in Bioethics Research
  • Dates: January 01, 2013 to December 31, 2015
  • Region: China
  • Description: China’s population size, large clinical infrastructure, growing demand for health products, and limited regulatory environment has led China to become the world’s largest experimental site for clinical trials and pharmaceutical market. Based in PUMC’s Bioethics Center, this project proposes to fill in the cognitive, moral and regulatory gaps in bioethics and strengthen capacity of researchers, ethical committee members, faculty, biomedical editors and policy makers through workshops, symposiums and exchange programs. It will provide 120 stakeholders with bioethics training through three workshops, and train another 120 potential trainers through three international symposiums. The Center will send six graduate students and 2 key faculties to the University of Pennsylvania and NIH for 6-12 month trainings. The Center has been deeply involved in developing national guidelines and regulations as related to bioethics and will continue to engage actively to assist policy making. PI: ZHAI Xiaomei, Peking Union Medical College
  • Principal Investigator: Zhai Xiaomei, Qiu Renzong
(2013)
12-109
Health Policy and Systems Sciences $300,000
  • Project: CMB-CP Lab in Health Economics
  • Dates: January 01, 2013 to December 31, 2015
  • Region: China
  • Description: This project will create a PKU-CMB Lab for Health Economics (LHE), which will produce rigorous economic research for better health policymaking and help train the next generation of Chinese health economists. In policy-related research, the LHE will focus on research related to the national priorities as indicated in the 12th five-year Health Reform Plan, specifically: the universal insurance system, national drug policy, and public hospital reform. The LHE will also produce a cadre of young Chinese health economists by providing researchers with access to high-quality data, new research opportunities, and mentorship from Chinese and international researchers. PI: LIU Guo’en (Gordon), Peking University Health Science Center
  • Principal Investigator: Liu Guo'en
(2013)
12-108
Health Policy and Systems Sciences $300,000
  • Project: CMB-CP in Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Dates: January 01, 2013 to December 31, 2015
  • Region: China
  • Description: This project assembles a multidisciplinary team of biomedical scientists, epidemiologists, and health economists to address modifiable risk factors associated with obsesity-related chronic diseases, especially cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Two long-term cohorts, in rural and urban communities, of approximately 10,000 people will be established to generate research data, implement intervention, and also serve as school's public health community training sites. The project builds on a previous grant to PI Zhu Shankuan at Zhejiang University for obesity research (10-014). PI: ZHU Shankuan, Zhejiang University
  • Principal Investigator: Zhu Shankuan
(2013)
12-107
Health Policy and Systems Sciences $450,000
  • Project: CMB-CP in Burden of Diseases in China
  • Dates: July 01, 2012 to June 30, 2015
  • Region: China
  • Description: This project creates a China Burden of Disease Research and Dissemination Center (CBDRDC) based at Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) in collaboration with the University of Washington and Queensland University. The Center will monitor the changing burden of disease to support critical evidence-based policymaking. The CMB-CP will consolidate four functionary platforms of resource sharing (through developing and sharing instruments, methodologies, database and dissemination via distance education), policy dialogue (through holding seminars), research (of disease and region specific studies) and capacity building (through developing training courses and educating post-docs). PI: YANG Gonghuan, Peking Union Medical College
  • Principal Investigator: Yang Gonghuan & Wan Xia
(2013)
12-106
Health Policy and Systems Sciences $700,000
  • Project: Western China Center for Rural Health Development
  • Dates: January 01, 2013 to December 31, 2015
  • Region: China
  • Description: This grant supplements an earlier commitment (09-983) to Sichuan University in developing a center that focuses on studying health challenges and policy of rural China. It supports development capacity of a cohort of next generation researchers in the field of Health Policy and System Sciences (HPSS) through training and landscaping research.
  • Principal Investigator: Li Hong

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