News and Events
In this issue, we provide information about the Third Annual Symposium of the Joint Institue for Translational and Clinical Research, highlight the new renal disease program, and share with you some of the recent JI scholarly exchanges, honors, and awards. You will also find the regular updates from the JI Programs and Cores. Read newsletter...
Ten University of Michigan of Medical School (UMMS) faculty members interested in building research partnerships with counterparts at the Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC) have been awarded travel grants to attend the Third Annual JI Symposium. The recipients represent a variety of disciplines and UMMS departments, including Human Genetics, Physiology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, and Cardiac Surgery.
UMHS and PUHSC sponsored the travel awards in an effort to foster collaborations between US and Chinese investigators that may result in new research projects within the Joint Institute. In addition, PUHSC sponsored the travel of three UMMS faculty who will be presenting at the symposium: Professor Robert W. Neumar, Professor Bishr Omary, and Professor Frank C. Brosius.
The 2013 symposium will be held in Beijing, China, October 9-11. We look forward to seeing the grant recipients and the rest of the attendees in Beijing!
In this issue, we highlight the Biorepository and Biomedical Informatics (BRBI) Core and introduce you to the JI co-leads, Dr. Kai Zheng and Professor Yanfang Wang. You will find the normal announcements and updates from the JI Programs and Cores and important visits that have happened between U-M and PUHSC over the past few months as well as an update on the new JI grant opportunity and the dates for the Third Annual Joint Institute Symposium. You may also read about three Medical School residents who spent their clinical rotations in Beijing under the mentorship of JI collaborators and about the visit of Professor Hong Zhu who spent one month in Ann Arbor observing patient care in the pulmonary clinics in the health system. Read newsletter...
The University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) and the Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC) Joint Institute for Translational and Clinical Research is accepting joint proposals from investigators working collaboratively at both institutions for pilot funding of projects that will demonstrate an effective team approach to discovery and new findings on diseases relative to both countries, and which can be leveraged for extramural funding opportunities. Full RFP is available here.
In this issue, you will find highlights from the Second Annual Symposium of the Joint Institute as well as from the PUHSC Centenary Celebration. You may also read about the newest PUHSC scholars who are visiting U-M and see the report from the Joint Institute Executive Board. Finally, we encourage you to view the announcement of the JI Call for Proposals on page 4. You will find a link to the full RFP from the home page of this website. Read newsletter...
In this issue, you'll read about three JI cardiologists from Peking University currently in Ann Arbor where they are extending their training experiencs and research efforts. And you'll read about joint research in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and the study of the subtle differences in Chinese and US patients with the disease. Read newsletter...
In this edition of the newsletter, you will find – among other news and updates – articles about the expertise and hard work of principle investigators engaged in joint research projects related to the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and the high–density lipoprotein (HDL). Also included is an announcement about the postdoctoral training award that the University of Michigan Medical Center recently received from the Fogarty International Center. We are happy to add that, since this edition went to print, two awardees have been chosen to train at the Peking University Health Science Center beginning this summer. Read newsletter...
In this issue, you'll read about the status of our research programs, recent grants awarded, upcoming visits and events, student and trainee opportunities, and more – a reflection of all that is possible in this time of dynamic growth in China and great change in academic medicine in the U.S. This partnership provides the vehicle for taking advantage of these incredible possibilities, and this newsletter will keep you abreast of the opportunities and inquiries we receive about what we can accomplish together. Read newsletter...
A partnership that is built to last was celebrated in Beijing on September 19th, as leaders from the University of Michigan and Peking University Health Science Center gathered to kick off a symposium and celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Joint Institute.
At the one-year anniversary, leaders of the Joint Institute indicated they are happy with the progress so far, but acknowledged more work lies ahead. Six pilot studies have been launched and investigators have established three research cores, or platforms, to support research: a common Institutional Review Board, a biorepository/biomedical informatics core and a core dedicated to the science of collaboration.