Collaboration with China
Nurse Staffing and Outcomes Study: The China Medical Board funded a study to evaluate the state of nursing in China and to encourage nursing education and research. Under the direction of Sun Yat-sen University and with the help of the Penn’s School of Nursing, eight nursing schools in China collected data on 180 hospitals, 9,000 nurses, and 4,500 patients, making it one of the largest studies of nursing in China.
China Medical Board Collaboration: Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research (CHOPR) Director Linda Aiken, also the Senior Advisor on Nursing for the China Medical Board, led a contingent of CHOPR faculty and fellows to Shanghai in 2010 to run a workshop with Fudan University and Sun Yat-sen University. The workshop focused on nursing workforce issues in China and helped participants analyze data collected from the first large-scale study of Chinese hospital and nurses.
The China Jintan Child Health Study: School of Nursing professor, Dr. Jianghong Liu, is the primary investigator of a longitudinal preschool cohort to study how early health factors such as environmental toxicants relate to child and adolescent development in terms of physical and mental health outcomes. Three Penn Nursing students are involved with the program, which involves collaboration with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Jintan Government, Jintan Hospital, and Jintan Maternal Child Health Center and School.
Peking University Partnership: In April 2011 the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the School of Nursing at Peking University in Beijing formed a collaborative partnership to facilitate cross-university research, encourage faculty and student exchange, and forge new avenues for innovative nursing research, such as the current nursing workforce research that Dr. Aiken is conducting.