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Department of Quantitative Health Sciences Chair, Dr. Catarina Kiefe, travelled to China in October to speak on various issues relating to healthcare and public health. These lectures were part of a UMMS-China initiative to promote UMMS globalization and included speakers from both UMMS and China.
Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD, gave the keynote address at the Sichuan-UMass Forum on 21st Century Health Care Challenges at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, while Dr. Kiefe's lecture addressed "Population Health Research: a Brief Overview with Examples."
Dr. Kiefe went on to the Peking University School of Public Health in Beijing, presenting "Measuring Quality in Health Care: Definitions, Examples and Implications" and then to Tongji University in Shanghai to present "Quantitative Health Sciences: the Basic Methods for 21st Century Population Health Research."