The Research Center for Big Data in Health and Medicine that UCAS first jointly established with prefecture city unveiled in Suining Central Hospital
On the morning of April 18, 2018, the inaugural meeting of Suining Research Center for Big Data in Health and Medicine of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) was held at the multifunctional conference hall of Suining Huandao Business Center. Xu Tao, member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Vice President of UCAS, and Zhao Shiyong, Secretary of Suining Municipal Committee of the CPC, attended the meeting and delivered speeches. Other leaders in attendance at the meeting included Dong Zuoji, Counsel of the Regulation and Supervision Department of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Director of National Land Science Center of UCAS, Liu Yun, Chairman of the Standing Committee of Suining Municipal People's Congress, Liu Defu, Chairman of Suining Municipal Committee of the CPPCC, and Zheng Bei, Deputy Secretary of Suining Municipal Committee of the CPC. The meeting was hosted by Xiang Cide, member of the Standing Committee of Suining Municipal Committee of the CPC and Executive Vice Mayor of Suining.
At the unveiling ceremony, Xu Tao together with Zhao Shiyong awarded the plaque of "Suining Research Center for Big Data in Health and Medicine of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences" to Zhou Kaixin, professor of College of Life Sciences of UCAS, and Chen Yongjun, Party Secretary and President of Suining Central Hospital (SCH). Zhao Shiyong also issued a letter of appointment for scientific and technological consultant to Xu Tao.
Xu Tao stated that UCAS will concentrate on establishing big data platform in health and medicine and implementing programs of medical information system and biological sample bank and provide modern health care service and health management for Suining. It will also fully support the establishment and development of the center and vigorously promote data application and achievements transformation in Suining, thereby providing scientific and technological support for the development of health care industry in Suining and facilitating the innovative and high quality development of Suining.
Zhao Shiyong extended his congratulations on the establishment of Suining Research Center for Big Data in Health and Medicine of UCAS on behalf of Suining Municipal Committee of the CPC and municipal government. He noted, the establishment of the research center creates a platform for Suining to make good use of cutting-edge technology as well as to keep pace with the change of medical model and lays a solid foundation for speeding up the construction of "Healthy Suining", which marks that the university-city cooperation between Suining and UCAS has made substantial progress and the health care system in Suining has taken a solid step in the changing process "from disease-centered to health-centered".
At 2 pm, Xu Tao and Zheng Bei visited the Hedong Branch of SCH accompanied by Chen Yongjun.
At 4 pm, the symposium of Suining Research Center for Big Data in Health and Medicine of UCAS was held in Dongxu Jinjiang Hotel. Xu Tao and Zhao Shiyong attended the meeting and participated in the discussions. The meeting was hosted by Deputy Secretary of Suining Municipal Committee of the CPC Zheng Bei. Party Secretary and President of SCH Chen Yongjun participated in the symposium and delivered a speech. He said that discussions had been held to collect the suggestions and opinions of related medical staff. All of them expressed their support for the establishment of Suining Research Center for Big Data in Health and Medicine of UCAS, and they believed it will greatly promote the scientific research, information and medical records management of the hospital as well as the data integration and improvement of disease diagnosis ability and level of Suining. Chen Yongjun also stated, after previous in-depth investigation and communication with experts of UCAS, SCH will focus on carrying out gene test and establishing biological sample bank, big data platform in health and medicine, and intelligent medical auxiliary diagnosis system through the research center. SCH will strive hard with UCAS to make the hospital a research and development base for new medicine and medical equipment, to promote the transformation of scientific research results in Suining, and to promote the innovation of big data industry in health and medicine.