Issue 33, September 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

1. CHPAMS will host the 3rd Jump-Start Your Career Webinar

•    Title: New Rules, New Plans: Special Legal Webinar for F1/J1/H1b Holders in the US

•    Date & Time:  September 16, Wednesday, 8 – 10 PM (U.S. Eastern Time)

•    Speaker: Jerry Zhang, Attorney at Law and Founding Partner of Zhang & Associates, P.C. (B.S., Physics, Jilin University, M.S. Physics, Peking University and University of Washington, J.D. University of Texas School of Law at Austin). Click here for his complete bio.

•    Access Information:

            WebEx Online (

            Meeting number: 198 209 701

            Password: This meeting does not require a password

            Telephone Call-in (Optional): +1-415-655-0001 (US TOLL)

                                                    Access Code: 198 209 70

2. Volunteer Policy and Volunteer of the Year Award Nomination

The Board of Director approved the Volunteer Policy, which has a special clause to sponsor F1 students in the U.S. undergoing optional practical training (OPT). For more information about this policy, please visit CHPAMS website.  

To recognize the the contributions made by volunteers in CHPAMS, the Board has dedicated the first award in the organization to the volunteers: Volunteer of the Year Award.

Here are the eligibility and nomination procedure:

•    Either a registered member of CHPAMS or a volunteer him/herself can make the nomination

•    The nominee is a registered member of CHPAMS who conducted volunteering for CHPAMS in this year (Member registration:

•    The nominator writes a brief letter describing the efforts and contributions of the nominee. A short bio of the nominee should be included.

•    Please send the nomination letter to Dr. Harry Zhang (

•    Deadline: September 30, 2015. 

3.  "Members' Corner" section aims to feature and promote the accomplishments from our members. If you have new publications or awards that would like to share with peer members, please let us know at

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Special Announcement

[Online training workshop] Introduction to China Geo-Explorer

Provided by: China Data Center at the University of Michigan

Date & Time:  October 2, 2015; 10-11:00 am (EST)

Online registration:  Click here

Please click here for more details.

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United States  

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR), and
Center for Health Policy (CHP)
School of Medicine
Stanford University
Deadline: Posted on September 2, 2015. Open until the position is filled. 
[Location:  Palo Alto, CA] 

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Health Policy and Management
Department of Health Policy and Management
Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH)
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
Deadline: Open until the position is filled
[Location:  Little Rock, AR]

Assistant, Associate,  or Full Professor (Tenure Track)
Department of Health Sector Management and Policy (HSMP)
University of Miami School of Business Administration
Deadline: December 15, 2015
[Location:  Miami, FL]

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Applied Microeconomics
Department of Policy Analysis and Management
College of Human Ecology
Cornell University
Deadline: November 27, 2015
[Location:  Ithaca, NY]

Associate Professor in Health Management and Policy
Department of Health Management and Policy
The University of Iowa
Deadline: Open until the position is filled
[Location:  Iowa City, IA]

Assistant or Associate Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Deadline: Open until the position is filled
[Location: Boston, MA]

Assistant or Associate Professor
Population Health Management and Policy
Department of Health Management and Policy
University of Michigan
Deadline: Application review will begin on October 19, 2015
[Location: Ann Arbor, MI]

Assistant Professor in Population Health/Master of Public Health Program
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of North Dakota
Deadline: Open until the position is filled
[Location: Grand Forks, ND]

Faculty Position in Organizational Behavior and Management of Healthcare Systems
Department of Health Policy and Management
Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University
Deadline: Open until the position is filled
[Location: New York, NY]

Assistant/Associate Professor in Managed Care and Risk Management
College of Health and Human Services
Department of Health Care Administration
California State University, Long Beach
Deadline: Application review will begin on November 15, 2015
[Location: Long Beach, CA]

Faculty Position in Health Science
California State University, East Bay
Deadline: Open until the position is filled
[Location: Hayward, CA]

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Scholarships & Fellowships   

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Center for Economic Policy Studies and Department of Economics
Princeton University
Application deadline: Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning February 15, 2016

Post-doctoral Fellowships in Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR)
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Deadline: Review of applications will start immediately and continue through September 15, 2015

Health Policy Fellowship
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Deadline: Open until filled

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8th Annual The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Conference
Submission Period: October 16, 2015
Conference Dates: March 17-18, 2016
[Location: Washington, D.C.]

Silk Road International Symposium for Distinguished Young Scholors (SRIS XJTU 2015)
Application deadline: December 10,  2015 (No registration fees required. Selected candidates swill be covered expenses for transportation, accommodation and catering during the symposium)
Conference Dates: December 20-22, 2015
[Location: Xi’an, Shannxi China]

International Behavioral Health Conference (BeHealth Conference 2016)
Submission Period: June 15, 2015 to September 30th, 2015
Conference Dates: January 16th-17th, 2016
[Location: Hong Kong, China]

9th Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health
Submission Deadline: September 22, 2015
Conference Dates: March 17-18, 2016
[Location: Baltimore, MD]

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Research Updates

Hao Yu. Universal health insurance coverage for 1.3 billion people: What accounts for China's success?  Health Policy. 2015 September. 

Dongfeng Gu, Jiang He, Pamela G. Coxson, et al. The Cost-Effectiveness of Low-Cost Essential Antihypertensive Medicines for Hypertension Control in China: A Modelling Study. PLoS Medicine. 2015 August. 

Hongmei Yi, Grant Miller, Linxiu Zhang, Shaoping Li and Scott Rozelle. Intended And Unintended Consequences Of China’s Zero Markup Drug Policy . Health Affairs. 2015 August. 

Jing Deng, Shuyan Gu, Hui Shao, Hengjin Dong, Dajin Zou andLizheng Shi. Cost-effectiveness analysis of exenatide twice daily (BID) vs insulin glargine once daily (QD) as add-on therapy in Chinese patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus inadequately controlled by oral therapies . Journal of Medical Economics . 2015 August. 

Fei Chen, Xiang-Long Xu, Zhan Yang, Hua-Wei Tan, and Liang Zhang. The Willingness-to-Pay for General Practitioners in Contractual Service and Influencing Factors among Empty Nesters in Chongqing, China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2015 Aug

Yijing Zhou, Shufa Du, Chang Su, Bing Zhang, Huijun Wang, Barry M. Popkin. The food retail revolution in China and its association with diet and health. Food Policy. 2015 August. 

Xiaoyu Xi, Weixia Li, Jun Li, Xuan Zhu, Cong Fu, Xu Wei and Shuzhen Chu. A survey of the availability, prices and affordability of essential medicines in Jiangsu Province, China. BMC Health Service Research. 2015 August. 

Xin Wang, Yuanling Sun, Xin Mu, Li Guan and Jingjie Li. How to improve the equity of health financial sources? - Simulation and analysis of total health expenditure of one Chinese province on system dynamics. International Journal for Equity Health. 2015 August

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