A loyal overseas compatriot, Yun back to his homeland
Professor Huiyun Xiang, President-elect of Tongji Medical College Overseas Alumni Association (TJMOAA), visits Wuhan Union Hospital
On July 4, 2016, TJMOAA President-elect – Mr. Huiyun Xiang, Professor of the Ohio State University College of Medicine, visited his alma mater—Union Hospital. He had an exciting and effective communication with the management team and young scholars of the hospital.
Professor Guobin Wang, President of the Union Hospital, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, extend a warm welcome to Professor Huiyun Xiang on behalf of the hospital. President Wang introduced the hospital’s achievements in development and construction in the recent years as well as its planning for the future.
Professor Xiang marveled at the outstanding achievements the hospital has reached in various areas in contrast with what it had been like three years ago. As an overseas alumni, he was so proud of the speedily development of the school he graduated from.
President Wang expressed his gratitude to the TJMOAA for their supports to Union Hospital and promised that Union Hospital would consistently support the TJMOAA as well. He also introduced the related policy of talent introduction and cultivation, especially the scientific training programme for young talents which started from 2015. He hoped that the TJMOAA would continually support the hospital in its development. Professor Xiang said, he would take the advantage of TJMOAA’s resources to help build a higher and better platform of overseas communication for the Union Hospital, so as to help the hospital move upward in areas such as cultivating the world’s leading talents, communication and collaboration.
In the afternoon, Professor Xiang presented a touching lecture about “ethics and skills” to the teachers and students of the hospital. He told young physicians to embrace “humble hearts” and “be moral and be a good man before you do things correctly and successfully” by showing his own experiences of growing up.
Only when you have a humble heart can you retain water, fully focus on study, and rise abruptly based on your accumulated strength. Only when you have a humble heart can you unite with others and run fast together. Professor Xiang’s research team is united, academically vibrant, and open to collaboration. He believed that his achievements today was highly related with the “ethic” culture he established. Professor Jinnong Zhang, Director of the Emergency Department, took initiative to attend the lecture with other medical staff from the department. Professor Zhang also shared his experience and moved the audience. All attendees were inspired or lost in thought by the debate in “skills” and the construction and implementation of “ethics”. The lecture was repeatedly extended because young scholars were excited in raising questions against the topic.
Professor Xiang’s tour in his alma mater represents a loyal and deep-rooted love of the TJMOAA, which will promote the “internationalization strategy” of our hospital – building a large world-renowned teaching hospital.
Professor Rui An, Vice President of the Union Hospital, attended the meeting. Professor Jinxiang Zhang, Director of the Human Resources Department, arranged and organized the meeting, in which the Office of International Exchange assisted.
Huiyun Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology, The Ohio State University College of Public Health
Director, Center for Pediatric Trauma Research, Nationwide Children’s, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Vice Director, Center for Injury Research and Policy, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Director for International Program, Center for Injury Research and Policy, The Ohio State University College of Medicine