Epidemiology Seminar Series

Epidemiology Seminar Announcement

Thursday 11/17 2:00PM - 3:00PM

The Cancer Epidemiology & Prevention Program
of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Thursday, November 17, 2016
2:00 - 3:00 pm
202 A Herberman Conference Center

China Kadoorie Biobank: Opportunities
Zhengming Chen, MD, PhD Professor of Epidemiology Clinical Trial Service Unit & Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU) Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Professor Zhengming Chen qualified in medicine at Shanghai Medical University in 1983 (now Fudan University), and gained his DPhil in Epidemiology at the University of Oxford in 1993. He was appointed as Professor of Epidemiology by the University of Oxford in 2006. He is now the Director of the China Programs at the Oxford University’s Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU) and co-director of the China Oxford Centre for International Health Research. His main researches focus on the environmental and genetic causes of chronic disease, evidence-based medicine and evaluation of widely practicable treatments for chronic diseases (e.g. IHD, stroke and cancer) as well as efficient strategies for chronic disease control in developing countries. Over the past 25 years, he has led several large randomized trials in heart disease (~50,000 patients), stroke (~20,000 patients) and cancer (~15,000 patients) and 3 cohort studies involving >750,000 individuals. In 2001-02 he initiated the China Kadoorie Biobank (www.ckbiobank.org) and has been the lead principal investigator for it ever since, which includes 512,000 adults recruited from 10 regions of China, with long-term storages of biological samples and electronic linkages to any episodes of hospitalization. He is an honorary professor of Peking Union Medical College, Fudan University and Shanghai Institutes of Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in China.

Hosted by: Drs. Thomas Kensler & Jian-Min Yuan
Contact Person: Brooke Spencer
412-864-7861 or spencerbd@upmc.edu

Last Updated On Friday, April 5, 2019 by Borkowski, Matthew Gerard
Created On Monday, November 14, 2016