Seminar - Clinical Research in China - Present and Future

21 June 2012

11:00 - 11:45 "Clinical research in China - Present and Future"
11:45 - 12:00 General discussion/questions
12:00 - 12:30 Presentation by Louise Freckelton from Office for Global Health Communications

Lunch will be served after the presentations.

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Yanfang Wang, is a Professor and Assistant Director of the Peking University Clinical Research Institute (PUCRI), a comprehensive research center for all clinical research in Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC). Dr. Wang joined the Institute in 2008 after working in the United States for 22 years, and was the first full time employee in the institute.

Dr. Wang obtained both her Master and PhD degrees from the Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, United States with the United Nations University Fellowship Award. She was awarded NIH Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA) for her postdoctoral research at Cornell University and Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Wang attended the Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP) at Clinical Research Institute, Duke Medical Center (DCRI) while working at Duke Medical Center, and obtained the degree on Master of Health Sciences (MHSc) in 2004.

Dr. Wang currently is working on several research projects including PUHSC-Duke collaboration study focusing on "Weight loss using new media strategies among adults in Beijing". She is taking a role of team leader on collaboration research projects between PUCRI and PUHSC hospitals. She also plays a coordinator role in the collaboration between Peking University Health Sciences Center (PUHSC) and Michigan Medical Center of the United States. For the past 4 years, she had been managing the "Chinese Course on Drug Development and Regulatory Sciences", which is a training program collaborating with University of Basel, Switzerland, and the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF).

Dr. Wang is experienced in population epidemiological studies and clinical trials; and has been working in several large population epidemiological studies and clinical epidemiological study, such as China-Cornell-Oxford Environmental and Health Study (China Study); 1995 China National Diabetes Survey; "The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension" (DASH) Trial; and the "Premier Study", a clinical trial using comprehensive lifestyle modification for blood pressure control.

Hosted by The Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders

Time: 11am - 12.30pm

Location: TBA

Contact: Crystal Lee

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