Issue 26, February 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

·         The latest issue of the China Health Review pays special attention to the topic of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), with an editorial introduction by Dr. Lu Shi (Issue Editor), and two commentaries from researchers with background in TCM on the draft legislation for TCM proposed by the Chinese government. For this and all past issues, please visit our website:

·         CHPAMS is opening voting member registration at All CHPAMS members are encouraged to register. Membership registration is FREE. As a voting member, you enjoy the following privileges: 

o   You can vote on our board election and other major decisions as described in the bylaws; 

o   You can review the annual financial report; 

o   You are eligible to serve on board and committees;

o   You are eligible for awards and preferred in activities.

Based on the bylaws, the ultimate power of CHPAMS essentially belongs to the general assembly of voting members. After the registration, you will be part of the force that sets the future of CHPAMS! Thank you so much for your support!

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Members' Corner

University at Buffalo Obesity Research Team, headed by epidemiologist and childhood obesity expert Dr. Youfa Wang, partners with NASA to Design, Implement, and Evaluate Global Obesity Prevention Programs. [Link]

Dr. Liang Wang, in the East Tennessee State University College of Public Health published a new study that identified the risk factors for adolescent obesity in southern Appalachia.   The article “Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Adolescent Obesity in Southern Appalachia, 2012” was published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease. [Link]

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Special Announcements

Call for Papers, Special issue of Nutrition Discovery on Non-communicable Chronic Diseases (NCDs)

The Nutrition Discovery is planning a special issue for non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs). Manuscripts of original research articles (text <3000 words), review articles (<4000 words), and brief reports (<1500 words) are invited for review in all aspects of the NCDs including cardiovascular diseases, obesity, diabetes, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases (such as chronic obstructed pulmonary disease and asthma), and mental health disorders that are related to nutrition.

Submissions are due by February 28, 2015, using the online submission system at  Please review the Nutrition Discovery website at for submission guidelines. Manuscript submissions will go through a standard peer review process.  For additional information about this special issue, please contact

Guest Editors: 
Youfa Wang, MD, PhD, MS, Professor, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA, 
Liang Wang, MD, DrPH, MPH, Assistant Professor, East Tennessee State University, USA

Call for Papers - Kunshan Forum

The Globle Health Research Center of Duke Kunshan University will hold the 1st Kunshan Forum on May 29-30, 2015. The main theme of the conference is on Non-communicable Diseases and Health System Reforms in China. The deadline to submit the abstract of a research article is March 31, 2015. The Forum will select 40 to 50 papers for an oral presentation at the concurrent sessions. The time length of each concurrent session is 90 minutes and each session will have three paper presentations by authors and comments by three discussants. The empirical studies using data obtained from China will be given priority, but other empirical studies using data from other countries with relevant policy implications for China are also encouraged to submit. Young researchers are especially encouraged to apply. No poster presentation will be accepted. The abstracts (in English) have to be sent to the following email address:


REGISTRATION: April 30, 2015.

ACCOMMODATION and TRAVEL EXPENSES: The Forum will cover the speaker’s costs of hotel (at Fairmont), food and local transportation (up to 3-nights). However, speakers have to cover their own travel expenses.

Call for Papers - Health Care Governance Forum 2015 – integrated prevention and management of diabetes in primary care settings (2015 健康治理论坛-基层糖尿病的综合防治与管理)

The main theme of the conference is on the integrated prevention and management of diabetes, conducting research from perspectives of economics, management science, clinical medicine and sociology to address challenges of diabetes management. The deadline to submit a research article is February 15, 2015. Dr. Ning Yi will attend the conference as CHPAMS representative. CHPAMS also encourages our members in Beijing to attend the conference. 

Notification of Acceptance: March 1st, 2015.
Conference Dates: March 20–March 22, 2015
Location: Beijing
Contact information:

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Associate Director for Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine  
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy 
Deadline: February 23, 2015
[Location: Houston, TA]

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Health Care Quality and Safety
Department of Health Services and Promotion
Sam Houston State University 
Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Huntsville, TA]

Business Consult/Analyst Lead
Kaiser Permanente 
Deadline: Review will begin on October 1st, 2014
Contact Person Information:
Rachel Weber
Executive Director
Medicaid & Charitable Health Coverage
[Location: San Diego, CA OR Denver, CO]

Quality Improvement Specialist
LA Care Health Plan 
Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Los Angeles, CA]

Health Economics Manager  
Medical Device - Heart Valve Technologies
Edwards Lifesciences
Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Irvine, CA]

Assistant or Associate Professor of Health Services Management
Full-Time Tenure-Track
University of La Verne
Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: La Verne, CA]

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
Department of Health Administration  
Virginia Commonwealth University  
Deadline: Posted January 23 - February 23, 2015
[Location: Richmond, VA]

Faculty Position in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
University of Texas Medical Branch 
School of Health Professions 
Deadline: Posted January 22 – February 22, 2015
[Location: Galveston, TA]

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
Center for Health Systems Improvement
University of Tennessee Health Science Center 
Deadline: Posted January 21 - March 21, 2015 
[Location: Memphis, TN]

Assistant or Associate Professor, Health Policy or Health Services Research
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research 
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey  
Deadline: Posted January 16 – March 16, 2015
[Location: New Brunswick, NJ]

Assistant/Associate Professor, Health Systems Management and Policy
Division of Public Administration
Mark O. Hatfield School of Government
Portland State University 
Deadline: Review of applicants will begin March 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.
[Location: Portland, OR]

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Health Systems Research
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Deadline: Open until filled.
[Location: Bronx, NY]

Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Position in Healthcare Management
UCLA Department of Health Policy and Management 
Deadline: Open Nov 16, 2014 through Mar 10, 2015
[Location: Los Angeles, CA]

Assistant or Associate Professor - Health Administration and Policy Program Director
Creighton University 
Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Omaha, NE]

Assistant or Associate Professor
Health Administration and Policy Department
College of Public Health
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 
Deadline: Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.
[Location: Oklahoma City, OK]

Assistant or Associate Professor
Health Care Management
College of Public Health
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 
Deadline: Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.
[Location: Oklahoma City, OK]

Tenure-Track Faculty Position at Assistant or Associate Rank
University of South Carolina
Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Columbia, SC]

Assistant/Associate Professor, Health Policy & Management
Yale School of Public Health
Deadline: April 30, 2015
[Location: New Haven, CT]

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions at Assistant or Associate Rank
Department of Health Services Policy and Management
Arnold School of Public Health
University of South Carolina
Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Columbia, SC]

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Global Health
University of South Carolina
Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Columbia, SC]

Assistant Researcher
Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health
Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health 
University of California, San Francisco
Deadline: Posted January 22 - February 22, 2015
[Location: San Francisco, CA]

Health Economist
California Department of Public Health
Deadline: Posted January 6 – March 6, 2015
[Location: Sacramento, CA]

PCORI Methods Fellow
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Deadline: Posted January 14 - February 14, 2015
[Location: Washington, DC]

Post-Doctoral Training in Implementation Science
Prevention and Control of Cancer
University of Massachusetts Worcester Campus
Deadline: February 15, 2015
[Location: Worcester, MA]

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Grants & Scholarships & Fellowships  

Newton International fellowship
Post-doctoral researchers
The Academy of Medical Sciences 
Deadline: 25 February 2015, 5pm (UK time)
[Location: UK]

Research Fellow
Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute
American College of Radiology
Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Reston, VA; Washington, D.C.; Silver Spring, MD; and Philadelphia, PA]

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Shared Decision-Making in Contraceptive Care
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice 
Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Hanover, NH]

Post-doctoral Position in Health Services Research and Policy
Department of Public Health Sciences
School of Medicine
University of California Davis
Deadline: Posted January 7 – February 7, 2015
[Location: Davis, CA]

Post-Doctoral Fellows
Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Deadline: Posted January 27 - February 27, 2015
[Location: Lebanon, NH]

Post-doctoral Fellowships in Comparative Effectiveness Research and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (CER/PCOR)
Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, and Health Disparities
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Deadline: March 15, 2015
[Location: Baltimore, MD]

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Preventive Medicine Annual Meeting 2015
Conference Dates: February 25 - 28, 2015
Location: Atlanta, GA

American Society for Nutrition Scientific Sessions & Annual Meeting 2015
Conference Dates: March 28-April 1Location: Boston, MA

International Stroke Conference
Conference Dates: February 11–13, 2015
Location: Nashville, TN

American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle 2015 Scientific Sessions
Conference Dates: March 3–6, 2015
Location: Baltimore, MD

American Heart Association Quality of Care and Outcomes Research
2015 Scientific Sessions

Conference Dates: April 29–May 1, 2015
Location: Baltimore, MD

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Research Update

Ren Minghui, Fabio Scano, , Catherine Sozi, Bernhard Schwartländer. The Global Fund in China: success beyond the numbers. The Lancet Global Health.2015, January

Xiao-Xin Yan, Chao Ma, Ai-Min Bao, Xiao-Min Wang, Wei-Ping Gai. Brain banking as a cornerstone of neuroscience in China. The Lancet Neurology. 2015, February                                                                                         

Xiaoyue Xu, Julie E. Byles, Zumin Shi and John J. Hall. Evaluation of older Chinese people's macronutrient intake status: results from the China Health and Nutrition Survey. British Journal of Nutrition. 2015, January

Xin-Chuan Chen, Yun-Fan Yang, Rui Wang, Hong-Feng Gou, Xin-Zu Chen. Epidemiology and microbiology of sepsis in mainland China in the first decade of the 21st century. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2015, February

Qing Li, Thomas F. Babor, Donald Zeigler, Ziming Xuan, Donald Morisky, Melbourne F. Hovell, Toben F. Nelson, Weixing Shen and Bing Li. Health promotion interventions and policies addressing excessive alcohol use: a systematic review of national and global evidence as a guide to health-care reform in China. Addiction. 2015, January

Wei He, Qingqing Li, Min Yang, Jingjing Jiao, Xiaoguang Ma, Yunjie Zhou, Aihua Song, Steven B. Heymsfield, Shanchun Zhang and Shankuan Zhu. Lower BMI cutoffs to define overweight and obesity in China. Obesity. 2015, January

Feng Huang, Li Gan. Impact of China's Urban Employee Basic Medical Insurance on Health Care Expenditure and Health Outcomes. NBER Working Paper. 2015, January

Qian Li, Zhenqiu Lin, Frederick A Masoudi, Jing Li, Xi Li, et al. National trends in hospital length of stay for acute myocardial infarction in China. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. 2015, January

Wei Zhou and Shuiyuan Xiao. Existing public health surveillance systems for mental health in China. International Journal of Mental Health Systems. 2015, January

Ping Xu, Zhenlin Fan, Ting Li, Lijie Wang, Qingwen Sun, Xia Du, et al. Preventing surgical disputes through early detection and intervention: a case control study in China. BMC Health Services Research. 2015, January

Thomas Harmon, Wei Guo, John Stover, Zunyou Wu, et al. The Potential Impact of Preventive HIV Vaccines in China: Results and Benefits of a Multi-Province Modeling Collaboration. Vaccines. 2015, January  

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