A series of clinical research centers were officially inaugurated at Tongji on Dec. 26th to accelerate the disciplinary development in medical and biological science at Tongji University and to make Tongji`s medical research and education stand out again. Based on the clinical advantages of every affiliated hospital of Tongji as well as the disciplinary resources of Tongji University School of Medicine (TUSM), the four clinical centers, respectively,will be focusing on stem cell research, cerebral and spinal cord research, cardiovascular disorders, and tumor bio-therapy. With the clinical centers, we aim to build a world-class medical research base inresponse to the government`s call for a Healthy Shanghai and a Healthy China.
According to Tongji`s plan, following the four medical centers, five more clinical research centers，including amodel biological center, a biological imaging center, a medical ‘big data’ and A.I. center, a bio-pharmaceutical and chemotherapeutic center and five clinically-oriented innovation institutes will be established in the coming years. Eventually, we will integrate the nine clinical research centers with the five clinically-oriented innovation institutes to form an open, systematic, and highly international medical research platform with Tongji characteristics.