June 19, 2012

Professor Mei-Ling Ting Lee, chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, accompanied President Loh and delegation to Taiwan recently for a trip to build academic partnerships and nurture research collaborations with Taiwanese universities and companies.

University of Maryland delegation visits Taiwan's President Ma

On June 11th, the delegation met Taiwan's President Ma Ying-Jeou at the Presidential Palace (the delegation with UMD Pres. Loh and Taiwan Pres. Ma is pictured above. Prof. Lee is pictured below shaking hands with Pres. Ma). The University of Maryland has a long history with President Ma. Three decades ago he served as a research consultant at the School of Law. Over the years he has continued to collaborate with Maryland-based faculty.

Professor Mei-Ling Ting Lee shakes hands with Taiwan's President Ma

On June 13th, the delegation visited Taipei Medical University (TMU), the anchor institution of Taiwan's main medical system. The University of Maryland School of Public Health and Taipei Medical University plan to launch a joint program in Biomedical Informatics and Environmental and Occupational Studies. President Loh signed a memorandum of understanding with TMU's President Yun Yen to initiate this joint program.

Pictured below is the delegation at TMU. In the front row, left to right, are UMD Physics Prof. Chuan Liu, UMD President Loh, TMU President Yun Yen, and UMD SPH Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Chair Mei-Ling Ting Lee.

University of Maryland delegation visits Taipei Medical University

Read more details on President Loh's blog: "Loh's Innovation Notes from Asia"