Visits & Exchanges: U-M to PUHSC

UMMS M4 student Jerry Yan complated a four week international elective at PUHSC in May 2016.






Dr. Kai Zheng, representing JI's Bio-Repository and Biomedical Informatics Core, visited PUHSC the week of March 21. He held meetings with Dr. Yangfeng Wu, Director of the Peking University Clinical Research Institute (PUCRI), and the data management team at PUCRI. In these meetings, Dr. Zheng worked with PUHSC colleagues to develop a plan on improving the reliability and stability of the server environment hosting JI’s applications. For example, OpenClinica and REDCap that have served several JI projects will be soon migrated into a centralized computing environment using the virtualization technology, which ensures better performance, easier management, and a higher level of security. He also met with Dr. Yonghua Hu, executive director of PUHSC’s Medical Informatics Center, to discuss the recent development of big data and data science initiatives at PUHSC. Big data and data science remain a key component of JI’s strategic plan in its second five-year funding period.