Issue 25, January 2015

Happy New Year to all CHPAMS members! CHPAMS wishes you a happy, healthy, and productive 2015!

From Editors

CHPAMS Newsletter is a monthly e-newsletter from the China Health Policy and Management Society (CHPAMS). The Newsletter serves as a communication platform to provide updates and activities related to CHPAMS and information of potential interest for CHPAMS members.

CHPAMS Activities and Announcements

·         CHPAMS members’ participation in the 2015 American Economic Association Annual Meeting in Boston.

o   Member reunion: (left to right): Dr. Qi (Harry) Zhang (President of CHPAMS), Dr. Lizheng Shi (President of Chinese Economists Society), Ms. Yao Wang (Tulane University), Ms. Siyu Ma (Brandies University), Dr. Jing Xu (US CDC).

o   Potential Collaboration between CHPAMS and iHEA (left to right): Dr. Qi (Harry) Zhang, Dr. Michael Grossman (CHPAMS Advisor), Dr. Thomas Getzen (Executive Director of iHEA)

·         Recent Announcements by CHPAMS Board of Directors.

o    To keep the transparency in financial operations and maintain responsible spending with limited resources, the board has passed the new financial policy. For more details, please click this link.

o    To promote member communications at the local level, the board has passed the chapter policy. For more details, please click this link.

o    CHPAMS will launch formal voting member registration soon so every registered member can have formal voting rights and priority than non-voting members in all CHPAMS activities and awards.

·         Newsletter will start a new section "Members' Corner" to feature and promote the accomplishments from our members. If you have new publications and awards, please let us know at

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Special Announcements


The World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowship

Introduction: the World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowship Program awards fellowships of up to $25,000 annually for developing country PhD candidates to conduct innovative, development-related, doctoral research under the supervision of a research advisor at a host institution abroad.

Core Eligibility Criteria:

·         Home country is a World Bank member developing country.
·         Not a dual citizen of a developed country.
·         Currently enrolled in a PhD program in a member country of the World Bank.
·         Completed all coursework and exam requirements for your PhD.
·         Have a master’s degree.
·         Be 35 years or younger.
·         You meet one of the following conditions:

1)      You are enrolled in a PhD program in your home country, and not currently employed.
2)      You are enrolled in a PhD program in your home country or another World Bank member country and are working in an academic or research institution in your home country. 

The link to the online application form will be available on the website during the application period, from January 7 to February 11, 2015. Potential applicants may also contact us at

Call for Participation -- Paper Contest

Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) announces its 2015 Student Research Paper Contest. A peer-reviewed electronic journal, PCD is published weekly by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The winning manuscript will be recognized on the PCD website and will be published in a 2015 PCD release.

Papers must be received electronically no later than 5:00 PM EST on January 22, 2015. For more information, click this link.

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United States

Department of Health Services, Administration, and Policy
Temple University College of Public Health
Deadline: Open until the position is filled
[Location: Philadelphia, PA]

Assistant Professor (tenure-track)
Department of Public Health, School of Public Health and Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Deadline: Open until the position is filled
[Location: Amherst, MA]

Malaria Associate
Global Markets Team,  Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)
Deadline: Open until the position is filled
[Location: Boston, MA]

Assistant/Associate Professor in Health Informatics (Tenure-track) 
Department of Health Policy & Management
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Deadline: Open until the position is filled
[Location: Chapel Hill, NC]

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Health Care Organization and Management
Department of Health Policy and Management
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Deadline: Open until the position is filled
[Location: Chapel Hill, NC]

Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-track) 
Health Services Research & Policy
Health Economics
Yale School of Public Health
Deadline: Open until the position is filled
[Location: New Heaven, CT]

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Tenure-track) in Health Services Research
Department of Health Systems, Management & Policy
Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado
Deadline: Open until the position is filled
[Location:  Aurora, CO]

Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-track) 
Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health
University of Texas Medical Branch
Deadline: 03/01/2015
[Location: Galveston, TX]

Assistant Professor in Health Sciences
College of Nursing and Health Professions (CONHP)
Valparaiso University
Deadline: Open until the position is filled
[Location: Valparaiso, IN]

Open Rank, Tenure-track Position
Department of Epidemiology and Community Health
Virginia Commonwealth University
Deadline: Open until the position is filled
[Location: Richmond, VA]

Other countries

Program Coordinator
Modern Aging - ACCESS Health International
Deadline: Open until the position is filled
[Location: Singapore]

Senior/Principal Research Fellow in Health Economics
Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine
Deadline: January 30, 2015
[Location: Cairns or Townsville, Australia]

Assistant / Associate Professor - Biostatistics
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto
Deadline: Open until the position is filled
[Location: Toronto, Canada]

Dean of the College of Health Sciences
College of Health Sciences
University of Sharjah
Deadline: Open until the position is filled
[Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates]

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International Conference on Health Policy Statistics
Abstracts deadline: April 15, 2015
Dates: October 7-9, 2015
[Location: Providence, RI]

Health DataPalooza: a Health Data Consortium Event
Abstract deadline:  January 23, 2015
Dates: May 31- June 03, 2015
[Location: Washington D.C.]

6th CUGH Annual Conference: Mobilizing Research for Global Health
Dates: March 26–28, 2015
[Location: Boston, MA]

Beyond the Affordable Care Act: The Next Frontiers for US Health Reform
Harvard School of Public Health
Dates: April 27–29, 2015
[Location: Boston, MA]

2015 National Child Health Policy Conference
Dates: February 11
[Location: Washington D.C.]

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Research Updates

Commentary: Dementia warning for the Asia-Pacific region. The Lancet Neurology. 2015, Volume 14 , Issue 1. 

Lianping Yang, Chaojie Liu, Lijun Wang, Xi Yin, Xinping Zhang. Public reporting improves antibiotic prescribing for upper respiratory tract infections in primary care: a matched-pair cluster-randomized trial in China. Health Research Policy and Systems. 2014, 12:61.

G Cohen, J Schroeder, R Newson, et al. Does health intervention research have real world policy and practice impacts: testing a new impact assessment tool. Health Research Policy and Systems. 2015, 13:3.

VY Fan, A Glassman, RL Silverman. How A New Funding Model Will Shift Allocations From The Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, And Malaria. Health Affairs. 2014, Volume 33 no. 12 2238-2246.

AK Örtqvist, C Lundholm, H Kieler, et al. Antibiotics in fetal and early life and subsequent childhood asthma: nationwide population based study with sibling analysis. BMJ.2014;349:g6979.

JJ Gagne, L Thompson, K O’Keefe, AS Kesselheim. Innovative research methods for studying treatments for rare diseases: methodological review. BMJ.2014;349:g6802.

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