Joint Institute for Translational and Clinical Research

University of Michigan Health System and Peking University Health Science Center

The Joint Institute for Translational and Clinical Research is a unique partnership between the University of Michigan Health System and Peking University Health Sciences Center. Officially launched in October 2010 with a combined commitment of $14-million, the Joint Institute sponsors high-impact collaborative research that leverages the unique strengths of each university to advance global health.

The Joint Institute's research programs focus on three pervasive medical conditions: pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease, and liver disease. In each of these three areas, panels of experts from both universities have identified promising clinical and translational research studies that will be conducted jointly by teams at each university. Through this partnership, UMHS and PUHSC hope to enable scientists to translate basic research more quickly and efficiently into medical practice and improve outcomes for patients in the U.S., in China and around the world.

Visit the Joint Institute for Translational and Clinical Research website to learn more.