Amy Huang, M.D., MHSA
Qiudan Sun, Ph.D.
The Collaboration Core was established to facilitate a genuine partnership between the University of Michigan Health System and Peking University Health Science Center. The Collaboration Core conducts research into the science of collaboration. It tracks the collaboration needs and goals of each institution, define success measures, and identify the management structures and processes that lead to favorable outcomes. By conducting and publishing this research, the Collaboration Core furthers the science of collaboration, shed light on the social and technical practices that facilitate effective collaborations, and helps develop knowledge about how to build and facilitate effective partnerships.
Based on its research results, the Collaboration Core assists the Joint Institute management teams to formulate strategies related to communication, project management, and coordination by providing advice and guidance to the program and management teams and coordinating with the Biorepository/Biomedical core to build the technical infrastructure necessary to support collaboration. This important function touches virtually every facet of the Joint Institute and serves as a central "hub" of information for research conducted by the program scientists.