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International Partners in China

Collaboration with Gansu Provinical Health Department and Lanzhou University, China

Gansu Group President Genshaft

In March 2009 the Deputy Director of Gansu Provincial Health Department and officials from Lanzhou University, China met USF leadership to tour USF's facilities and state of the art training centers. The relationship between the institutions may include:

  • Online medical curriculum certificate program for physicians, public health professionals, and nurses
  • Faculty exchange and research training

Agreement Signed with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine, Shanghai, China

Chinese group Photo Dr. Sinnott and Shanghai Health Sciences
In 2006, USF Medicine International initiated a partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a premier Chinese research institute and home to the largest medical school in the country. On May 5, a collaborative agreement was signed and endorsed by Dr. Xu (see profile below) and USF Provost Dr. Khator and USF Health Vice-President and Dean of the College of Medicine, Dr. Stephen Klasko, MD, MBA and USF Dean of International Affairs, Dr. Maria Crummett.

Dr. Guo-Tong Xu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine visits USF Health

From May 4-6, 2006, Dr. Guo-Tong Xu, MD, PhD, Associate Director, Institute of Health Sciences, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) was a distinguished guest to USF's Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine. Shanghai Jiao Tong University is a premier Chinese research institute and is home to the largest medical school in the country. The goal of Dr. Xu's visit was to establish a partnership between USF Health and SJTU that will promote the exchange of research and educational activities between the two universities.
The collaboration between USF Health and SJTU will be an integral component of USF Health's rapidly growing global outreach activities.


Dr. Sinnott and Dr. MenezesDr. Xu also exchanged ideas with USF-Health Senior Associate VP, Research Dr. Abdul Rao; USF Health Associate VP, International Programs Dr. Ann Debaldo; and prominent USF Health faculty members including, Internal Medicine Chair Dr. Allan Goldman, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics Dr. Barbara Hansen and College of Medicine Associate Dean for USF Medicine International Dr. John Sinnott. Facilities he visited included the USF Health/Hillsborough County Health Department's HIV Research Unit, the Infectious Disease Division at Tampa General Hospital and basic science laboratory headed by Dr. Shyam Mohapatra, PhD, Professor of Medicine in the USF Division of Allergy and Immunology. The collaboration between USF Health and SJTU will be an integral component of USF Health's rapidly growing global outreach activities.