Professors Geoff Cundiff and Peter Leung recently travelled to Hangzhou China to renew our Department’s Memorandum of Understanding with the Women’s Hospital Zhejiang University. The formal MOU signing ceremony took place on September 11, 2018, renewing our commitment to shared educational and research goals. The prior MOU was signed in 2014. Dr. Cundiff also provided a scientific lecture, and spent a morning demonstrating clinical education strategies and a morning doing live surgery.
With more than 30 years of collaboration, both of our departments have benefited tremendously. Just in the past 10 years, 6 graduate students have participated in research projects and one professor from ZHU spent a year on study leave in our department. This has resulted in 10 joint publications and two China/Canada Health Research Initiative grants. Faculty members from our department that have visited Women’s Hospital include Professors Liston, Hammond, Bedaiwy, Joseph, and of course, Professors Leung and Cundiff. These visits have helped to build personal relationships that catalyze research and educational collaboration.
Professor Leung deserves special recognition for his ongoing role in building and sustaining this relationship.