Taiwan-Singapore Aging and Cancer Overseas Science and Technology Innovation Center

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Taiwan-Singapore Aging and Cancer Overseas Science and Technology Innovation Center
I. Introduction
China Medical University (CMU) has invested quite a lot of resources in establishing partnerships with universities in the new southbound countries and recruiting international students from these countries in the past few years. CMU has established partnership with quite a few prestigious universities in new southbound countries such as National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Mahidol University and Chulalongkorn University.
Both CMU and National University of Singapore (NUS) are well recognized world class universities. CMU has established partnership with NUS since 2016. Since the establishment of the partnership with NUS, CMU has worked closely with the faculty members of NUS. CMU and NUS had the first and second CMU-NUS Joint Symposium in September, 2017 and May, 2018. Moreover, the College of Medicine and the College of Chinese Medicine of China Medical University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore on February 26, 2019.
In this grant application, CMU proposed to set up “Taiwan-Singapore Aging and Cancer Overseas Science and Technology Innovation Center.” The goals of this Innovation Center included: (1) Promote the research collaboration in aging, cancer and neuroscience between CMU and NUS by matching the research interests of CMU with those of NUS and providing necessary support; (2) Facilitate the exchange of graduate students and postdocs between CMU and NUS; (3) Invite faculty members of NUS to visit CMU, present their research and co-mentor graduate students of CMU; (4) Hire prestigious scholars of NUS as the Visiting or Adjunct Professors of CMU; (5) Help researchers of both CMU and NUS expand the research areas and increase the depth of research collaboration ; (6) Hold Annual Joint Symposium; (7) Educate doctorate and postdoc talents of CMU by collaborating with NUS; (8) Implement to set up CMU-NUS Joint Research Center; (9) Establish a solid partnership with more prestigious universities or institutions in Singapore.
By implementing the grant of “Taiwan-Singapore Aging and Cancer Overseas Science and Technology Innovation Center,” we aim to build a further closer and broader research collaboration between CMU and NUS, facilitate exchange of students, faculty members and physicians between two institutions and then found the CMU-NUS Joint Research Center. Furthermore, we hope to establish a strong partnership with more prestigious universities or institutions in Singapore.
II. Highlights
China Medical University and National University of Singapore signed two Memoranda of Understanding to strengthen bilateral collaboration
Professor Liang-Yo Yang, Dean of Global Affairs, China Medical University (CMU), Taiwan, invited Dean Yap Seng CHONG of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS), to visit China Medical University on February 25-27, 2019. During his visit, Dean Yap Seng CHONG signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) of cooperation with Dean Chon-Haw Tsai, College of Medicine and Dean Mao-Feng Sun, College of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, respectively, to further strengthen bilateral collaboration between two universities in teaching, research and medical service.
Dean Yap Seng CHONG also met with Vice President Lu-Hai Wang of China Medical University to discuss how to further strengthen bilateral cooperation between two universities in the fields of healthy aging, cancer, neuroscience and Chinese herbal medicine. To promote the research on healthy aging, the Center of Excellence for Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Center of Excellence for Aging of China Medical University will work closely with the Aging Research Center of National University of Singapore. CMU and NUS will strengthen the collaboration on the issue of healthy aging, and hold Annual Joint Symposium to bring faculty members in the field of medical sciences of both universities to meet every year.
To facilitate medical humanities education and medical simulation training, China Medical University will send faculty members to learn how to integrate medical ethics and medical simulation training into the new curriculum, and to learn how to effectively update the medical education curriculum in a timely manner from National University of Singapore. CMU and NUS will also exchange medical students who can take the internship at China Medical University Hospital and National University Hospital. Dean Yap Seng CHONG delivered a special speech entitled “Getting the Best Start to Life” at the China Medical University and China Medical University Hospital during this visit. Dean CHONG explained how the physical and mental condition of pregnant mothers affects the physical and mental development of the babies and their adult life. Dean CHONG also shared his precious experience on how to apply his research results to effectively influence the policy of Singapore government to further promote the care for pregnant women and their babies.
During this visit, Dean Yap Seng CHONG was impressed by the integration of Chinese medicine into the western medicine, Chinese Medicine Pharmacy, and Exhibition of Traditional Chinese Medicine of China Medical University. Dean CHONG also emphasized that NUS will work closely with CMU and CMUH to further strengthen bilateral collaboration in the fields of teaching, research and medical service.