The Renji UNSW CHeBA Neurocognitive Centre (RUCNC)

The Renji UNSW CHeBA Neurocognitive Centre (RUCNC)

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au

On April 4, 2018, the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Medicine, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Renji Hospital, Shanghai to establish the Renji UNSW CHeBA Neurocognitive Centre (RUCNC).  The Renji Hospital, affiliated with Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine (SJTUSM), was founded in 1844, as the first western medicine hospital in Shanghai and is a comprehensive, upper first-class hospital with enormous branches of clinical disciplines.  This MOU develops a teaching, research and clinical collaboration between the CHeBA team, led by Scientia Professor Perminder Sachdev and the Renji team lead by Professor Xu Qun, vice-chair of Neurology.  The first activity of the RUCNC was the development of an International Memory Clinic for joint consultation on patients with neurocognitive disorders.  A collaborative Neuroimaging Laboratory will be developed at the Renji Hospital, and neuroimaging workshops will be arranged in Shanghai.  There will also be mutual visits of post-doctoral fellows and senior researchers.  The RUCNC further enhances the collaborative agreement between UNSW and SJTUSM, and is a boost for the Australia-China partnership in neuroscience research and practice.

The picture shows Prof Sachdev and Prof Yu WANG, Vice President, Renji Hospital, signing the MOU.  Also pictured, from left,  
Dr. Chunming WANG (Michael), Director of Collaboration and Development Office, Renji Hospital
Ms. Rachel WEI, China country director, UNSW
Dr Jagdeep Sachdev, Psychiatrist, SES LHD
Mr. Dane Richmond, Trade Consul, Australian Consulate General in Shanghai
Prof Qun XU, Deputy-director,  Neurology, Renji Hospital
Prof Le-Yi GU, Director of Scientific Research Office, Renji
Ms. Ying ZHOU (Joey), Deputy-Director of Collaboration and Development Office, Renji

Date Published: 
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
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