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The mission of UMMS China Program Office (CPO) is to help accomplish the mission of UMMS (to have a real-world impact in health sciences education, research and public service) in China. As UMMS continues to gain its national and international prominence, CPO strives to provide new opportunities in China to help UMMS in training tomorrow’s physicians, nurses and scientists, discovering causes of and cures for disease, and improving the quality of health care.
The aims of CPO are in two folds: to send to China UMMS advanced medical education, biomedical research and healthcare management expertise; and to receive from China reputation/recognition (as a top medical school in the world), benefit of large patient group and case varieties as MD training field, as well as resources (both financial and intellectual) to help secure UMMS’s leadership position.
CPO continue to function both as a bridge builder AND as the actual bridge between UMMS and China. This means that CPO initiate the development of relationship between UMMS and its Chinese partners and maintain such relationship once developed. CPO also serve as a bond for Chinese staff members, clinicians, faculties and other researchers at UMMS. In addition, CPO provide help to leading UMMS faculty members in handling requests from China regarding collaborations and other academic activities.
Specifically, CPO conduct its operation in the following areas:
1) coordinate the collaboration with Chinese partners to promote advanced medical education (including medical student exchange, Chinese medical professional training, etc.);
2) coordinate the collaboration with Chinese partners in biomedical research (both at institutional level and individual investigator level, also help to bring Chinese intellectual talents to UMMS);
3) market suitable UMMS intellectual properties in China; and
4) generate revenues through grant application, philanthropy development and other fund raising mechanisms.