UM-ACP was founded in late 2002. The mission of this Association is to promote friendship and collaborations among Chinese professors at the University of Michigan. They exchange ideas on how to collaborate in research, teaching and education, at the University of Michigan and how to excel as an educator and researcher. UM-ACP builds a network for support to promote the common research interests among its members, and to promote academic and cultural exchange between China and the US.
ACP Panel "U.S.-China Academic Collaboration in the Current Environment" on March 22, 2019
Mary Sue Coleman, President, Association of American Universities (AAU)
Jack Hu, U-M VP for Research
James Holloway, U-M Vice Provost for Global Engagement and Interdisciplinary Academic Affairs
Mary Gallagher, U-M Director for Center for Chinese Studies
Joseph Kolars, U-M Senior Associate Dean for Education and Global Initiative, Michigan Medicine
Ann Lin, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Gerald Ford School of Public Policy
UM-ACP has presented the gift: "The University of Michigan in China" (ISBN-10: 1607854279), a book authored by David Ward and Eugene Chen, to the UM Bicentennial Celebration.
This book tells the stories of twenty remarkable individuals who have their shared bond with the University of Michigan and helped transform China in different ways. These individuals also generated many "firsts": first Chinese students at the UM, first female college president of China, and many “fathers” of disciplines: Wu Dayou (吴大猷), father of physics in China; Zheng Zuoxin (郑作新), father of Chinese ornithology; Zeng Chengkui (曾呈奎), father of marine botany.
- 11/9/2019: Dr. Albert Shih announced that Dr. Duxin Sun, a Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and J G Searle Endowed Professor in the College of Pharmacy from UM, had been elected as our next ACP President starting on Jan 1, 2020 for a two-year term. He has received overwhelming support from ACP members during the election. Congratulations!
- 10/30-11/1/2019: The 9th annual Michigan Medicine-Peking University Health Science Center (PKUHSC) Joint Institute Symposium took place Oct. 30 through Nov 1 in Beijing, China. More than 80 Michigan Medicine leaders, faculty and staff attended the symposium to celebrate and advance the medical school’s largest international partnership. Launched in 2010, the Joint Institute has supported 60 individual research projects co-led by investigators from each institution, resulting in 67 publications and more than $24 million in extramural funding in the US alone.
- 9/27/2019: ACP co-hosted with Electrical Engineering (EE) a lecture "Xu Zhimo (徐志摩)’s Surprising Journey: An Exploration of My Grandfather’s Life" by Tony Hsu (UM BSEE) - the grandson Xu Zhimo at Rackham. Selected photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
- 7/18/2019: Congratulations to Prof. Anna Lok as the Distinguished University Professor!
- 7/21/2019: The 2019 International Conference on Frontier in Design and Manufacturing (ICFDM) was held in Ann Arbor on July 21-24 in partnership with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Over 40 visitors in manufacturing from China attended the conference. (Conference photo)
- 05/16-17/2019: The 2019 Xiangya Michigan Biomedical Forum was successfully held in Mexi Lake Luxury Collection Hotel, Changsha, China. UM-ACP co-sponsored this event to bring hundreds of Chinese students and scholars trained at UM together to celebrate UM excellence and legacy globally. Check out the forum time table. Selected photos: 1, 2, 3, 4.
- 4/11/2019: Dr. Kun-Liang Guan, PhD, Distinguished Professor of the Department of Pharmacology and Moores Cancer Center at University of California San Diego, is the 2019 recipient of the ACP Distinguished Alumni Award, as chosen by the ACP executive committee. Dr. Guan has proven to be influential and inspiring in his scientific field. His major scientific contributions include:
In light of his major contributions to the scientific community, Dr. Guan was nominated by Yali Dou, Jiandie Lin, Liangyou Rui, Yi Sun, Shaomeng Wang, Eugene Chen, and Weiping Zou. Congratulations to Dr. Kun-Liang Guan!
- Discovering of the dual specificity phosphatase family and a novel biochemical catalysis via thiol-phosphate intermediate.
- Cloning the human MAP kinase kinases (MEK1 and MEK2) and elucidating the activation mechanisms of MEK and Raf.
- Discovering the tumor suppressors TSC1 and TSC2 as the major upstream regulators of mTOR and revealing key components in the mTOR signaling network in mTOR regulation by growth factors, energy, and amino acids.
- Discovering lysine acetylation as a major mechanism in metabolism regulation and revealing the molecular mechanism of the oncometabolite 2HG in tumorigenesis.
- Demonstrating the YAP oncoprotein to be the major downstream effector inhibited by the Hippo pathway and TEAD as the YAP targeting transcription factor, and dissecting its upstream signals and the mechanisms of how these signals converge on Hippo regulation.
On 4/11/2019 and in 4234 Med Sci I, Dr. Albert Shih, our ACP president, announced [Photo 1, 2] 2019 recipient of the ACP Distinguished Alumni Award to Dr. Guan. Dr. Shih also provided Dr. Guan a nice Crystal Gift.
Dr. Guan also delivered a wonderuful presentation today titled "The Hippo pathway in organ size control and cancer" in 4234 Med Sci I in our university [Photo: 1]. Dr. Weiping Zou hosted Dr. Guan's presentation.
- 4/11/2019: The registration is now open for the US-China Environment and Sustainability Forum at Ann Arbor on Oct 1-2, 2019.
- 3/31/2019: Michigan China Forum at the Robertson Auditorium Saturday, which aims to connect ‘U’ with China and discuss Sino-US relationship. Brian Wu, faculty director of Ross China initiatives, delivered his opening remarks at the Michigan China Forum.
- 3/28/2019: President Schlissel discussed U-M’s support of U.S.-China research collaborations during the March 28, 2019, Board of Regents Meeting. A statement was issued: Statement at Regents Meeting on U.S.-China research collaborations.
- 3/22/2019: We had a great panel discussion on "U.S.-China Academic Collaboration in the Current Environment", which was advertised in President Schlissel's Twitter two days ago. The panelists included President Emerita Mary Sue Coleman, VP for Research Jack Hu, Vice Provost James Holloway, Director of our Center for Chinese Studies Mary Gallagher, and Michigan Medicine Associate Dean Joseph Kolars. The moderator was Dr. Ann Lin, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Gerald Ford School of Public Policy. The video of the panel discussion can be viewed by clicking HERE.
- 3/20/2019: A panel discussion event on the theme of "U.S.-China Academic Collaboration in the Current Environment" to be held on 3/22/2019 was posted in President Schlissel's Twitter. The panelists would include President Emerita Mary Sue Coleman, VP for Research Jack Hu, Vice Provost James Holloway, Director of our Center for Chinese Studies Mary Gallagher, and Michigan Medicine Associate Dean Joseph Kolars.
- 1/8/2019: Celebrating the inauguration of National Center for International Collaboration on Translational and Clinical Research at PKUHSC today! This is a milestone for our joint institute (http://www.puuma.org). Congrats to Michigan Medicine to promote US-China friendship through medical education and research collaborations! (Related pictures: certificate, more: 1, 2, 3, 4).
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