Celebrating 10 Years
Established in 2010, the Joint Institute for Translational and Clinical Research marked its 10-year anniversary in the fall of 2020. Leaders and faculty from Michigan Medicine and PKUHSC gathered for a virtual celebration to reflect on a decade of innovation, friendship and collaboration, and lay out a vision for the next phase of this unique institutional partnership.
Featured Project: Predictors of Hepatitis C Progression
Drs. Anna Lok (Michigan Medicine) and Lai Wei (PKUHSC) describe their collaboration, which strives to identify genetic markers that predict the progression from chronic HCV infection to cirrhosis and HCC, and to identify and validate blood markers of liver fibrosis and early HCC in patients.
Featured Project: Finding Genes for Myocardial Infarction and Blood Lipid Levels in a Chinese Sample
Drs. Cristen Willer (Michigan Medicine) and Ming Xu (PKUHSC) discuss their joint research project examining Chinese individuals with MI to test whether the same variants and genes identified in Europeans are also associated in Asian individuals.
Proposals should focus on one of three areas: Brain Science, Data Science, Reproductive Health
A recent global health-focused seminar between U-M faculty and colleagues in China finds the Joint Institute exploring collaborations in new directions.