Particulate matters of the heart: Air pollution and Cardiovascular function

Short-term exposure to high levels of air pollution can cause elevated blood pressure even in healthy adults, according to a newly published paper by Joint Institute researchers.

UMMS, PUHSC to launch bioinformatics dual master’s degree

A new dual degree initiative between the Bioinformatics departments at the University of Michigan Medical School and Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC) is set to launch next year.

Resident enjoys clinical, research rotation in Beijing

One UMMS resident’s recent rotation in China included clinical work plus a little something extra that could help shape how visitors to UMMS are received.

Ode to Ontologies: Helping Chinese collaborators share big data

A Global REACH-funded grant is helping to bring UMMS-developed big data technology to researchers China.

Still Going, Growing Strong: JI Celebrates 7 Years with Beijing Symposium

As the world gets smaller, Michigan Medicine’s place in it gets bigger. That’s thanks to partnerships like the one which recently took nearly 80 faculty abroad to meet with research collaborators in China.

New agreement to bring Bioinformatics students from China

A new program promises to bring top science and engineering students from China to earn an advanced degree at the University of Michigan Medical School.


Big Data, Small System: Applying macro techniques to study individual tumors

Jun Li once studied the entire world’s population by comparing the genomes of nearly 1,000 people from around the globe.

Partnership Development Grant kick-starts collaborations in China

Before last summer, Mark Peterson had never worked with anyone in China. The Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation didn’t even have any professional connections there.

Six months later, he and a Chinese colleague have a finished project, a publication, and have laid the groundwork for a long-term a partnership comparing the burden of age-related disabilities and cardiometabolic disease on the US and Chinese health systems.


Int’l research projects lead to publications for multiple students

Several medical students are now published authors following the completion of international research projects under the guidance of Hepatology Professor and longtime student mentor Anna Suk-Fong Lok, MD.

Dr. Lok’s projects explored aspects of liver disease treatment and care and included extensive on-the-ground research in China. The resulting publications, in recent issues of Digestive Diseases & Sciences and Liver International, garnered author credits for four U-M Medical School students: Fanny Du, Jiaxin Huang, Mary Guan, and Jeremy Balch.

Doctor’s international collaboration garners rare Fulbright scholarship

A University of Michigan doctor is headed for China and U-M’s partner medical school later this year after being named a 2016 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Social Sciences.



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