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The George Institute for Global Health renews cooperation with Peking University Health Science Center

Media release: 
09/03/2017

The George Institute for Global Health (TGI) has renewed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC). 

The signing ceremony was hosted by Professor Qiudan Sun, Director of Office of International Cooperation, PUHSC. On behalf of their respective institutions, Professors Robyn Norton and Zhan signed the MOU in acknowledgement of the importance of the cooperation.

“The relationship we have had with PUHSC over the past five years has been incredibly important to our growth and success. We have worked together in the areas of academic exchange, research collaboration, professional training, teaching and research capacity building. Most importantly, we are enormously appreciative of the support PUHSC has provided to us and very proud of the achievements we have shared to improve the health and wellbeing of Chinese people,” said Professor Robyn Norton, the founder and Principal Director of TGI. “We are excited about renewing our MOU and look forward to continuing fruitful collaborations.”

“We have a longstanding friendly and cooperative relationship with The George Institute for Global Health,” said Professor Qimin Zhan, the President of PUHSC. “We both share similar values and commitments to improving the lives of people around the world. In renewing the MOU, we look forward to further successes and advances in the prevention and management of major health issues.” 

Attendees for the signing ceremony included Professor Robyn Norton, Principal Director of TGI; Professor Craig Anderson, Executive Director of TGI China; Mr. Tim Regan, Chief Operating and Financial Officer; Mr. Richard Mills, Global Communications Director; Associate Professor Puhong Zhang, Associate Director of TGI China; Lily Zhu, Head of Finance and Operations, TGI China; and Professor Qimin Zhan, President of PUHSC; Professor Qiudan Sun, Director of Office of International Cooperation, PUHSC; and Professor Peiyu Wang, Vice Dean of School of Public Health, PUHSC. 

The two parties had an informative discussion about the cooperation details surrounding the MOU.

The George Institute for Global Health is a non-for-profit medical research organization with centers in Australia, China, India and United Kingdom whose mission is to improve the lives of millions of people worldwide through innovative health research. The George Institute, China has a high reputation especially in the area of NCD management and conducted a series of high-impact research projects including China Rural Health Initiative (CRHI)Clinical Pathways for Acute Coronary Syndromes in China (CPACS)Observational Registry for Basal Insulin Treatment Type 2 diabetes in China (ORBIT)Determining the Effects of Salt Reduction on Stroke: The China Salt Substitute and Stroke Study (SSaSS) and etc. TGI China embraces its 10th year in China in 2017 and is committed to undertaking research and identifying practical solutions that are central to improving the health of people.

Peking University Health Science Center is a well-structured, multi-disciplined comprehensive medical education palace with a long history. PUHSC, the first Medical Institution of Western medicine founded by Chinese Government, is developing rapidly in the new era, with its academic atmosphere of “Diligence, Rigor, Objectivity, and Creativity” and its ethos of “Firm political orientation, truth seeking in study and devotion in service”. In the process of building an outstanding university in the world, PUHSC, with the strong support of the central government, will attain its final goal: institute and offer first-class medical education with all its heart and all its might.