November 25, 2009
A delegation from Tulane University School of Medicine visited Wuhan Union Hospital, a medical institution affiliated with Tongji Medical College in China, to a explore a collaborative relationship for international education and research.
The two groups signed a memorandum of understanding to work to establish an international rotation for medical residents from both institutions and to explore opportunities for international collaboration on both clinical and laboratory research. The agreement would make Tulane University School of Medicine one of the few institutions in the United States with collaboration for post-graduate education and research in China.
The Tulane delegation included Dr. Lee Hamm, the chair of Internal Medicine, and the executive vice dean of the School of Medicine, Dr. Frank Rosinia, chair of Anesthesia, and Dr. Henry Liu, associate professor of anesthesia, who organized the trip. Wuhan, in the Hubei Province of China, is a modern city of 9 million in central China located on the great Yangtze River that divides north and south China.
British missionaries established the Wuhan Union Hospital in 1866 in this central region of China. Union Hospital has grown to more than 2000 hospital beds with advanced medical care in every phase of medicine. The 143-year history of Union Hospital and 175-year history of Tulane Medical School represent a common legacy in international medicine. The delegation from Wuhan Union hospital was led by Dr. Guobin Wang, hospital president and professor of surgery.
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