President Xuetao Cao Visits NAM and NIH


During September 28-29, 2017, the delegation headed by CAMS&PUMC President Xuetao Cao, who was attending the China- U.S. Workshop on Health Cooperation in Washington D.C., visited the National Academy of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

On the morning of September 28, a delegation including President Xuetao Cao, Vice President Zhongwei Zheng and Deputy Director Chao Ma visited the National Academy of Medicine and held talks with President Victor Dzao. The two sides made discussions on further strengthening cooperation between CAMS and NAM and worked out a preliminary work plan. The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), National Academy of Science (NAS) and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) are three major state-level scientific research institutions of the United States. NAM is preceded by IOM (Institute of Medicine), which was founded in 1970. As a global top-notch think tank that provides the U.S. government with medical and healthcare consulting reports, it has over 2,000 academicians including 50 Nobel prize winners.

On the morning of September 29, the delegation visited National Institute of Health (NIH). Cao made an academic report titled “Medical Research and Future Development in China” to over 100 Chinese students from the NIH and the Washington D.C. and particularly introduced the latest recruitments scheme of CAMS&PUMC, receiving positive response from the audience. After that, the delegation held talks with NIH Fogarty International Center Director Roger Glass, NIH Fogarty International Center Vice Director Peter Kilmarx, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Vice Director Shelli Avenevoli, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Vice Director Hugh Auchincloss, and National Cancer Institute Global Health Center Director Sudha Sivaram, and emphatically discussed about personnel exchange and scientific research cooperation between CAMS and NIH. At last, Cao and NIH Director Francis Collins held talks and took a group photo. As a medical research institute that is fully funded by the U.S. government, NIH boasts 27 research institutes including one research-based hospital and a workforce of over 10,000 staffs, taking a world-leading position in terms of disease study and treatment.






 (PUMC Alumni Association)