Dr Maoyi TIAN successfully selected as Fogarty Global Health Fellow for 2014 - 2015

Dr Maoyi TIAN, research fellow at The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center, has successfully won the Northern Pacific Global Health Fellowship sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The Northern Pacific Global Health Fellowship Program is an 11-month program that provides outstanding mentored research training to post-doctorate trainees and doctoral students at international partner institutions with robust clinical research programs. It is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health’s Fogarty International Center (FIC) in partnership with several NIH institutes and offices.

The Program will include a total fund of US$25,000 for personal and research support, as well as a seven-day training session in the NIH campus. During this 11-month program, Dr TIAN will work under the supervision of Professor Yangfeng Wu from The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center and Professor John Piette from University of Michigan on a project investigating the potential of mobile communication technology for chronic disease management among rural Chinese patients with chronic disease.

This study will potentially provide essential pilot evidence before developing a scalable mobile phone based chronic disease management system for patients with conditions.

Dr TIAN says that as a Global Health Fellow, he hopes to not only benefit from this program himself, but also offer to the program: establishing new potential collaborations between the institutions in China and USA, helping the overall effort to build capacity in China to have more researchers working in this important area, and continuing his involvement in the program after completion of the fellowship to assist in making the program sustainable.

Note: The Northern/Pacific Global Health Research Fellows Training Consortium is a partnership between the Universities of Washington, Hawaii, Michigan and Minnesota; with international partnerships in Kenya, Cameroon, Uganda, Ghana, Peru, Thailand and China. These institutions were chosen due to the Consortium's strong collaborative history and existing NIH training grant programs; together the Consortium have 242 years of collaboration with the seven international partner countries in our consortium.