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Medical Research Collaborative - US and China

East Meets West:
Medical Research and Education Collaborative
US and China
Margaret W. Wong & Associates Event Room
July 19, 2012

Margaret W. Wong hosted an informative presentation at her company offices in Cleveland featuring the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The event was titled: East Meets West: Unprecedented 10-Year Medical Research and Education Collaborative.

Speakers included George Kikano, MD, Department Chairman, Family Medicine, UH Case Medical Center, Li Li, MD, PhD Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, CWRU and fellowship graduate student in biomedical research Yan Yan.

Margaret Wong

Margaret Wong



Drs. Li and Kikano spoke about the unprecedented 10-Year Medical Research and Education Collaborative between CWRU School of Medicine and Shanghai Zhabei Health Bureau. The research defined a shared dilemma - a rise in obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer from the increasingly Westernized lifestyle.

Dr. Li said that gathering as much data as they were able to in China would have taken 20 years or more in the US.

Dr. George Kikano gave a synopsis of the collaboration.

Dr. George Kikano

Dr. George Kikano





Dr. George Kikano



Dr, Kikano introduced Yan Yan who is the first Chinese student chosen for a CWRU fellowship in the China Initiative. She is working on biomedical research on colorectal and other cancers. She dreamt of the "cutting edge research capacity" available in the US schools such as CWRU.

Yan Yan

Yan Yan





Yan Yan



Dr. Li Li spoke about the obesity pandemic in the US and how China is not immune from it. The changing lifestyle - he talks about Kentucky Fried Chicken - has produced the steepest slope of childhood obesity in China than anywhere else in the world.

Dr. Li Li

Dr. Li Li





Dr. Li answered a question about the Chinese culture toward medicine and treatment. He told how prevention is part of the culture but the family doctor model is not as prevalent as in the US.




Enjoy these other images from the event.

George Kikano MD, Lindsey Whitling and Kristen Laughlin

George Kikano MD, Lindsey Whitling and Kristen Laughlin


Carter Wang, Li Li, Lily Ying and Mary Chang

Carter Wang, Li Li, Lily Ying and Mary Chang


Alice Kuan and Sybil Tien

Alice Kuan and Sybil Tien


Dr. Xue-Jun Yao and Hong-Bin Chen

Dr. Xue-Jun Yao and Hong-Bin Chen


Dr Nate Berger, Helen Moss and Suzie Berger

Dr Nate Berger, Helen Moss and Suzie Berger


Deborah Safranek, Margaret Wong and Liming Wang

Deborah Safranek, Margaret Wong and Liming Wang


Lynne Feighan

Lynne Feighan


Dr. Li Li,  Margaret Wong, Dr. George Kikano and David Fleshler

Dr. Li Li, Margaret Wong,
Dr. George Kikano and David Fleshler


Michael Cheng, Alexander Tong and Lucy Xu

Michael Cheng, Alexander Tong and Lucy Xu


Samir Guatam, William and Judy Goldman

Samir Guatam, William and Judy Goldman


Chuck Weller and David Fleshler

Chuck Weller and David Fleshler


Group at CWRU Margaret Wong event


Group at CWRU Margaret Wong event


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