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.
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, 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.
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 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
Carter Wang, Li Li, Lily Ying and Mary Chang
Alice Kuan and Sybil Tien
Dr. Xue-Jun Yao and Hong-Bin Chen
Dr Nate Berger, Helen Moss and Suzie Berger
Deborah Safranek, Margaret Wong and Liming Wang
Dr. Li Li, Margaret Wong, Dr. George Kikano and David Fleshler