Give to the Joint Institute

With a mission to foster international partnerships to advance health, the Joint Institute partners with University of Michigan’s International Giving and Engagement team to leverage philanthropic interests in supporting our ongoing scientific collaborations. For more specific information, please contact:


John Copeland

Senior Director, Medical Education, Alumni Relations, and Global Initiatives

MiMed – Senior Leadership Team

UMHS – Major Gifts


Phone: 734-763-1431


Sophia (Luong) Moeller

Associate Director, International Giving and Engagement, Greater China

U-M Office of University Development

Phone: 734-647-6019


WeChat: SophiMoe


The JI Impact Scholarship aims to prepare exceptional early-career scholars from Peking University Health Science Center (PKUHSC) and Michigan Medicine to lead and transform collaborative medical education, research, and/or patient care between the two institutions. 

The Impact Scholars will be appointed for one year with an option to renew for a second year. Working closely with U-M faculty mentors, Impact Scholars will engage in 1-2 projects that involve and advance collaboration between the two universities. The JI Impact Scholars must have completed a terminal degree (MD, PhD, etc.) and are affiliated with MM or PKUHSC where they will continue with their careers and collaborative projects.

While most of the program will be focused on specific projects of mutual interest to PKUHSC and Michigan Medicine, scholars will receive formal instruction on promoting collaboration as well as meeting criteria for advancement within their home institution (e.g., administrative, management, communication, grantsmanship skills, etc).  The scholarship will provide full stipend and benefits for the scholar, in accordance with the U-M International Center, along with some funding to be allocated for travel and research expenses.