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Duke Kunshan University’s Global Health Research Center Releases Annual Report

April 10, 2017

The Global Health Research Center at Duke Kunshan University, led by global health and medicine professor Shenglan Tang, recently released its 2016 annual report.

Center researchers have embarked on a number of projects with academic and private sector partners in China and around the world to generate new knowledge that will enable them to help prevent and treat diseases and strengthen health systems. The Center’s projects address health policy and systems, environmental health, non-communicable diseases and One Health, a research area at the intersection of human, animal and environmental health.  

Launched in the fall of 2013, the Center has experienced significant growth over the past four years. Now employing nine faculty members and 11 staff members, the Center’s research budget totals more than $1.5 million USD, up from $600,000 in 2014–2015. 

The Center’s 2016 highlights include:

  • The Center played a leadership role in the Chinese Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CCUGH) by organizing a successful conference attended by nearly 250 distinguished global health researchers, practitioners and policy makers from 13 countries.
  • The Center established a new emerging infectious diseases research program, focusing on One Health and led by global health and medicine professor Gregory Gray.
  • Center faculty and researchers received 16 grants from funding agencies in China and around the world.
  • Center faculty and staff published 73 articles, more than twice the number of papers published between 2013 and 2015.
  • Five students graduated from the Center’s Master of Science in Global Health program. The program has grown annually, with eight students in the 2017 cohort and 13 in the 2018 cohort.

“The Center has been making a meaningful impact that promises to broadly improve the health of people in China and around the world,” said Tang. “We will continue our strong commitment to improving the health of people in China and globally, which has never been more relevant and pressing.”

Read the report.

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Student Jingyu Tong Presenting Poster
Master of Science in Global Health student Jingyu Tong, class of 2018, presents during Nanjing Medical University's visit to Duke Kunshan University.

The Center has been making a meaningful impact that promises to broadly improve the health of people in China and around the world.

Shenglan Tang, executive director for global health, Duke Kunshan University

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