Zhongshan Institute, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University


With the rapid development of the economy, science, and technology, public health problems are emerging one after another. It’s urgent to protect people’s health. Through closer cooperation between colleges and institutions for disease control and prevention, the goals of integrative scientific research development, talent cultivation, and disease control can be realized. The level of disease control and healthcare can achieve leap-type development by building platforms for all-round cooperation between schools of public health of comprehensive universities and local centers for disease control and prevention. Under such circumstances, the School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, set up Zhongshan Institute together with Zhongshan Center for Disease Control and Prevention in November 2011. Professor Wenhua Ling and Professor Yongzhuang Cen are directors of Zhongshan Institute.

Following the principle of equal negotiation, mutual benefit, and complementary advantages, both parties have made great contributions to promote the development of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, to improve the level of disease control and prevention, and to explore a new cooperation pattern between schools of public health of comprehensive universities and local centers for disease control and prevention.
 
1.   Cooperation areas in scientific research
(A) Establishment of cohort populations for chronic diseases.
(B) Control and prevention of severe infectious diseases based on communities; monitoring and early warning of new outbreaks of infectious diseases.
(C) Risk assessment of health security in public places and in middle and primary schools.
(D) Risk assessment of food safety; risk assessment of hazards for occupational diseases.
(E)  Study of data collection and analysis in disease control and prevention, and development of resident electronic health records.
(F)  Mental health study in special crowds, especially among middle and primary school students and migrant workers.
 
2.   Cooperation areas in education and talent cultivation
(A) Improvement and reinforcement of practice bases for undergraduate students.
(B) Establishment of cultivation bases for graduates.
(C) Both parties have actively carried out talent exchange activities. The School of Public Health has sent experts and scholars to Zhongshan Center for Disease Control and Prevention to give lectures and training. Meanwhile, Zhongshan Center for Disease Control and Prevention has sent staff members to Sun Yat-sen University to get trained or to pursue further education.

 

 
Director, Prof. LING Wenhua, Prof. CEN Yongzhuang, Tel: 8620-87331597, Email: lingwh@mail.sysu.edu.cn