Collaboration with China

Penn-China Anesthesia Program has developed strong academic relationships, such as: Program co-director Dr. Renyu Liu’s current position as vice president of the International Chinese Academy of Anesthesiology and one of the three overseas consulates for the Chinese Society of Anesthesiology; hosting joint symposia such as those at the annual meetings of the Chinese Society of Anesthesiology and with the Peking Union Medical College Hospital; visiting scholar exchanges; research collaboration and training in the areas of clinical anesthesiology, translational research, healthcare policy and leadership, and perioperative quality and safety; and developing a China Hospital Leadership Executive Education Program with Wharton and Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.


Peking University-UPENN Center of Excellence in Sleep Medicine in Beijing: Penn’s Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology and Division of Sleep Medicine established a Center of Excellence in Sleep Medicine with Peking University in the People’s Hospital and in the new International Hospital of PKU in Beijing. The Center is co-directed by Dr. Fang Han, a Professor of Sleep Medicine at PKU and Dr. Allan Pack, Penn’s Chief of Sleep Medicine, Director of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology and Director of Global Sleep Medicine. The professors are both presidents of their respective countries’ national sleep research societies.


Beijing Tide Pharmaceutical Co (MOU signed in 2014): This agreement promotes cooperative research and partnership leading to new drug development, and to facilitate the international exchange of ideas.


Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (MOU signed in 2014): The Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR) at Penn and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have agreed to establish a program of exchange and collaboration in neurogenerative disease called the Penn/HKUST Collaborative Research Alliance. Planned activities include Exchange Material Transfer Agreements as a prelude to launching research collaborations, and bi-directional visits of leadership, faculty, students and postdocs.


Shanghai Jiao Tong University: SJTU and PSOM have an indefinite affiliation agreement to promote mutual cooperation in education and research programs.  Per this agreement, PSOM accepts a maximum of two SJTU medical students per calendar year for either two clinical rotations, or for one research experience.