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March 23, 2011

Bloomberg School Deans Attend Leadership Workshop in China

Michael J. Klag, dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is attending the “Leadership Workshop in Critical Public Health Challenges” in Beijing, China, hosted by Peking University School of Public Health and Fudan University School of Public Health. Deans from 30 Chinese schools of public health are participating in the workshop. In addition to comparing and learning about the mission, functions and operations of schools of public health in the two countries, attendees are discussing important public health issues facing China and the United States, such as disaster response, radiation safety, influenza pandemics and health care reform. 

Attending the workshop with Dean Klag are Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jim Yager, Professor Leiyu Shi from the Department of Health Policy and Management, Professor Jon Links from the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, and Associate Professor Andy Pekosz from the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. Ms. Muzi Na, a doctoral student in the Bloomberg School’s Department of International Health and an alumna of the Peking University School of Public Health, also is attending as a student ambassador.

In December 2009, the Bloomberg School hosted a workshop in Baltimore for deans of Chinese schools of public health.

Ji Tong Liu, Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the School of Public Health, Peking University, makes a point with Professor Links at the podium. Dean Hu of Peking University School of Public Health gives workshop welcome. Workshop attendees on the opening day. Dr. Pieyu Wang, Associate Dean of the Peking University School of Public Health (left) welcomes the group with Muzi Na looking on. The Johns Hopkins team. James Yager, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Professor Jonathan Links Yonghua Hu, Executive Dean, Peking University School of Public Health Dean Longde Wang of the School of Public Health, Peking University in the foreground and Executive Dean Hu in the background. Professor Andy Pekosz (right) talking about the importance of understanding the basic biology of influenza virus to public health practice and policy. Professor Andy Pekosz (center) talking about the importance of understanding the basic biology of influenza virus to public health practice and policy. Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jim Yager at the opening of the conference. Professor Leiyu Shi of the JHSPH Department of Health Policy and Management provides an overview of health care reform in the United States.