Faculty and students at UofL and Wenzhou Medical University of Wenzhou, Zhejiang, in China, have new opportunities for collaboration thanks to an international letter of understanding signed by UofL and WMU officials on Nov. 11 at UofL.
The two-year agreement facilitates the exchange of faculty, students and information for educational and research purposes.
Lu Fan, MD, PhD, president of WMU, Liang Guang, PhD, dean of the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and other WMU representatives visited UofL on Nov. 11 to meet with Dale Billingsley, PhD, acting provost at UofL, Mordean Taylor-Archer, PhD, vice provost for diversity and international affairs, David Hein, PhD, vice provost for academic strategy, and administrators from the UofL School of Medicine. Fan, Taylor-Archer and Toni Ganzel, MD, MBA, dean of the School of Medicine, signed the agreement, which expresses the desire of both universities to pursue mutually beneficial collaboration on educational and research activities.
The agreement reinforces an existing partnership between WMU and UofL’s Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, which was signed in 2013. Nine graduate students from WMU are enrolled in the PhD program in pharmacology and toxicology at UofL.
UofL and WMU officials hope the agreement will lead to additional partnership activities, particularly involving the UofL Department of Pediatrics.