Issue 40, April 2016

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’s First Election for Board of Directors (2016-2018)

CHPAMS has successfully completed our first election for the new Board of Directors (2016-2018). To keep the election process as transparent as possible, the election results were emailed to all registered members for review. The new Board of Directors will start the 2-year term on July 1, 2016. Congratulations!

President: Zhuo (Adam) Chen, PhD, MS, MMgt

Secretary: Zheng (Jane) Li, PhD, MPH, MS

Treasurer: Qi (Harry) Zhang, PhD

Director of Fund Raising: Dong (Roman) Xu, MPP

Director of Public Relations: Liang Wang, MD, DrPH, MPH

Director of Academics: Marie Ng, PhD

Director of Membership: Xuesong Han, PhD

President-Elect (2018-2020): Xi Chen, PhD

2.      CHPAMS Calls for Institutional Membership

Institutional membership is designed to recognize the shared value and vision between CHPAMS and institutional members to promote health and health equity in China or among Chinese population. CHPAMS will assist the members with developing, supporting and sustaining their institutional activity, such as recommending speakers, hosting visiting scholars, and organizing research webinars. For more information, please visit The Institutional Membership policy is available here.   

3.      CHPAMS Gathering at Atlanta, GA

CHPAMS friends gathered at Atlanta, GA when Jing Hao (CHPAMS newsletter editor) and Zhi Geng (member) were visiting Atlanta for a conference. CHPAMS board members Zhuo (Adam) Chen and Zheng (Jane) Li, and, two other newsletter editors Donglan Zhang and Kun Zhang welcomed the guests. 

4.      CHPAMS’ Reception at International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 2016

CHPAMS will hold a reception at the ISPOR 2016 (May 21-25, Washington, DC). CHPAMS members are welcomed to participate and develop new and continued fellowship and friendship. If interested, please email Qian Shi ( with subject line “CHPAMS 2016 ISPOR Reception”.

Time: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 8:00 PM

Location: TBD

Contact: Qian Shi (

5.      "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

1st Conference of CHPAMS and (China Health Review) CHR: Bridging the Minds in Health Policy

Registration: click here

Dates: May 13-15, 2016

Location: Atlanta, GA

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Faculty Position (see attachment for details)
Nanjing Medical University
Application Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Nanjing, China]  

United States   

Director – Health Services Research (refer to attachment for more details)
Surveillance and Health Services Research
American Cancer Society
Application deadline: April 20th, 2016
[Location: Atlanta, GA]

Note: this position is a junior PhD level position, please submit application ASAP if you are interested.

Faculty Positions
Health Policy and Health Economics Transformative Excellence Program Institution
University of Utah
Deadline: open until filled
[Location: Salt Lake City, Utah]

Executive Director
MLH Center for Population Health Research at LIMR
Lankenau Institute for Medical Research
Main Line Health
Deadline: open until filled
[Location: Wynnewood, Pennsylvania]

Faculty Positions
College of Public Health
College of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
The Ohio State University
Deadline: open until filled
[Location: Columbus, Ohio]

Chair at the Rank of Professor and Professor
College of Global Public Health (CGPH)
New York University
Deadline: open until filled
[Location: New York, New York]

Associate Center Director for Population Sciences and Policy
GW Cancer Center
Milken Institute School of Public Health
The George Washington University
Deadline: open until filled
[Location: Washington, DC]

Faculty Member
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Wisconsin Madison
Deadline: open until filled
[Location: Madison, Wisconsin]

Assistant Professor
Healthcare Studies Division
Medical University of South Carolina
Deadline: open until filled
[Location: Charleston, South Carolina]

Assistant Professor
Health Services Researcher
University of Colorado
Deadline: open until filled
[Location: Aurora, Colorado]

Assistant Professor   
Health Care Management and Allied Health Programs    
Department of Interprofessional Health Studies (IPHS)    
College of Health Professions   
Towson University    
Deadline: open until filled
[Location: Towson, Maryland]

Senior Statistical Analyst
Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center
Northwestern University
Deadline: open until filled
[Locations: Chicago, Illinois]

Research Assistant/Associate Professor (non-tenure track)
Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center
Northwestern University
Deadline: open until filled
[Location: Chicago, Illinois]

Research Faculty Position
Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Deadline: open until filled
[Location: San Francisco, California]  

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Scholarships & Fellowships   

Epidemiology and Surveillance Fellowship
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
[Location: Atlanta, GA]

T32 Training Fellowship (Research Training in Primary Prevention)
REACH Institute
Arizona State University
Application Deadline:
[Location: Tempe, AZ]

Foundation Fellow
Episcopal Health Foundation
Deadline: open until filled
[Location: Houston, TX]

Postdoctoral Scholar
Stanford University
Health Services Research Unit
Deadline: open until filled
[Location: Stanford, California]

Visiting Scholars Program
American Board of Medical Specialties
Deadline: open until filled
[Location: Chicago, Illinois]

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Health Dissemination Research
University of Colorado
Deadline: open until filled
[Location: Aurora, Colorado]

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International Conference on Microeconomic Theory
Conference dates: June 25-26, 2016
[Location: School of Economics at Peking University, Beijing, China]

Registration: please RSVP no later than May 15th, 2016. To register, please send an email to: with the subject title “Registration -Microeconomic Theory”, and provide the following information in the body of your email message: participant’s name, institution, email address, phone number, meal reservation for June 25 and 26.

ISPOR 21st Annual International Meeting
Conference dates: May 21-25th, 2016
[Location: Washington D.C.]

AcademyHealth 2016 Annual Research Meeting
Conference dates: June 26-28th, 2016
[Location: Boston, MA]

ISPOR 19th Annual European Congress
Conference Date:  29 October-2 November 2016
Abstract Submission Deadline: Tuesday, 21 June 2016
[Location: Austria Center Vienna, Vienna, Austria]

The 3rd Health Economics Conference (HEC 2017)
Conference Date: March 1-3, 2017
Abstract Deadline: October 20, 2016
[Location: Guilin, China]

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Research Updates

Oyebode O, Kandala NB, Chilton PJ, Lilford RJ. Use of traditional medicine in middle-income countries: a WHO-SAGE study. Health Policy Plan. 2016 Mar 30. pii: czw022. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27033366.

Du H, Li L, Bennett D, Guo Y, Key TJ, Bian Z, Sherliker P, Gao H, Chen Y, Yang L, Chen J, Wang S, Du R, Su H, Collins R, Peto R, Chen Z; China Kadoorie Biobank Study. Fresh Fruit Consumption and Major ardiovascular Disease in China. N Engl J Med. 2016 Apr 7;374(14):1332-43. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1501451. PubMed PMID:27050205.

Fang P, Hu R, Han Q. Effects of healthcare reform on health resource allocation and service utilization in 1110 Chinese county hospitals: data from 2006 to 2012. Int J Health Plann Manage. 2016 Mar 14. doi: 10.1002/hpm.2344. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26987758.

Shi-Min D, Shun-Kang R, Yuan-Qing Y, Jun Q, Jing H, Nan L, Ren-Jiang Z.Retrospective analysis of population-based causes of death and life expectancy in urban Western China from 2003 to 2012. BMC Public Health. 2016 Mar 8;16(1):237. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-2925-0. PubMed PMID: 26956019; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4782393. 

Xu J, Yu Q, Tchuenté LA, Bergquist R, Sacko M, Utzinger J, Lin DD, Yang K, Zhang LJ, Wang Q, Li SZ, Guo JG, Zhou XN. Enhancing collaboration between China and African countries for schistosomiasis control. Lancet Infect Dis. 2016 Mar;16(3):376-83. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(15)00360-6. Epub 2016 Feb 4. Review. PubMed PMID: 26851829.

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