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Temple University School of Medicine Affiliates with Teaching Hospital in China
August 30, 2013
At the signing ceremony in Shanghai in April: Dr. Larry Kaiser and Dr. Weiping Li, President of Renji Hospital.
In April 2013, Temple University School of Medicine's top academic leaders – Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS, President & Chief Executive Officer of Temple University Health System, Senior Executive Vice President for Health Sciences of Temple University and Dean of Temple University School of Medicine; Arthur Feldman, MD, PhD, Chief Academic Officer of Temple University Health System and Executive Dean of Temple University School of Medicine; and Joseph Cheung, MD, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine – traveled to China to sign a comprehensive partnership agreement with Renji Hospital for collaborative educational and research programs.
The agreement features all aspects of Temple's operations: education, research and, by extension, patient care. Research collaborations and an exchange program for students and faculty will be initiated, and the two institutions are already planning a "Recent Advances in Medicine" symposium to be held in Shanghai in October 2014.
"This robust partnership will benefit science and students," said Dr. Feldman.
With 2,400 beds, Renji Hospital is one of the largest hospitals associated with Jiao Tong University School of Medicine (JTUSM) in Shanghai. Altogether, JTUSM works with 12 teaching hospitals totaling nearly 12,000 beds.
"Interestingly, although our two academic medical centers sit on the opposite sides of the planet, we have much in common in terms of the health issues of the patients we serve, the research challenges we face and our goals for educating the medical professionals of tomorrow," Dr. Feldman added.
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