The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH) recently formed a supplemental agreement with the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine (SAHZU) that symbolizes the collaborative commitment of both institutions to advancing research and training opportunities for students, faculty and researchers across the globe.
On May 7th, representatives signed a supplemental Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that follows an existing MOU between UCLA and Zhejiang University. The agreement between the institutions will facilitate short courses offered by FSPH faculty, continued onsite opportunities for graduate students and joint population and clinical research. FSPH’s Dean Jody Heymann and professor, Dr. Kefeng Ding, vice president of SAHZU, signed the agreement in a ceremony attended by FSPH’s associate dean for research Dr. Zuo-Feng Zhang, Dr. Zhao Hui Wu, president of Zhejiang University, and other esteemed guests.
The first FSPH-SAHZU collaboration kicked off in 2012, which has allowed for a visiting graduate student program and has led to cancer-related faculty research collaborations. The MOU has also brought about cross-country learning through a series of web lectures addressing epidemiology study design and statistical analyses taught by associate dean Dr. Zuo-Feng Zhang and professor Dr. Jian Yu Rao of FSPH and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
The signing of the MOU was immediately followed by a celebration with all attendees, including:
Zhejiang University and SAHZU faculty and staff: