CMU and NUS Held The 3rd CMU-NUS Joint Symposium to Strengthen Bilateral Research Cooperation
Date：August 31, 2019
China Medical University (CMU) and National University of Singapore (NUS) held The 3rd CMU-NUS Joint Symposium on August 30, 2019. Director Dow Rhoon Koh of International Relations, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, led eight scholars from NUS to visit CMU for academic exchanges. Director Koh hopes the two universities can establish a broader international cooperation in new drug development and Chinese medicine, while President Mien-Chie Hung of CMU shared his innovative research on the combination therapy of the target therapy and of immune checkpoint treatment.
During the opening remarks, President Mien-Chie Hung expressed his gratitude that the two universities have been working closely in research and teaching in recent years. Besides, President Hung emphasized that he will continue supporting the bilateral cooperation between CMU and NUS.
Director Dow Rhoon Koh said, “Professor Yap Seng Chong, the Dean of NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, is very supportive of the cooperation between CMU and NUS. The ongoing cooperation project between CMU and NUS will continue for three years. In addition, Dean Chong promised to provide funding for the research cooperation in new drug development and Chinese medicine. We hope that the research scholars of both universities will continue to strengthen bilateral cooperation.”
The 3rd CMU-NUS Joint Symposium focused on the research discussion in aging, cancer, neuroscience, stem cell, and Chinese medicine. Scholars from both universities have formed collaborative research teams in those fields. In the symposium, seven scholars from NUS and eight scholars from CMU gave presentations on their research topics. In addition, 20 postdoctoral researchers and PhD students from CMU presented their research in the poster session. The symposium attracted over 60 faculty members, postdoctoral researcher and students from CMU. It is a feast of high level academic exchange between CMU and NUS.
Dean Liang-Yo Yang of CMU Office of Global Affairs, arranged a meeting for Director Dow Rhoon Koh, Professor Chon-How Tsai, Dean of CMU College of Medicine, and Professor Yi-Hung Chen, Associate Dean CMU College of Chinese Medicine, to discuss the potential future collaboration in medical education, medical simulation, and Chinese medicine education. Moreover, Dean Yang led Director Koh and Professor Li Wen Deng to visit the Chinese Medicine Hospital of China Medical University Hospital. Both of them were very impressive about the training of Chinese medicine doctors and the modernization of Chinese medicine treatment in China Medical University Hospital.