The Institute of Life Science and Medicine, Northwest University Founded
The inaugural meeting of the Institute of Life Science
and Medicine was held on Chang’an Campus on May 22nd, which signifies a substantial
progress in the construction of medical discipline as the first stage of pilot
projects in response to the institutional reform at Northwest University.
The School of Life Science and the School of Medicine are set up within the Institute of Life Science and Medicine. The School of Life Science is further divided into the Department of Ecology, the Department of Pharmacy and Huada College.
The School of Medicine, positioned with the feature of “small scale, high starting point and distinctive guideline”, will give full play to the advantages of our university as a comprehensive university. With the help of biological theories, gene sequencing technologies, biomedical analysis tools and biomedical big data platform, the School of Medicine focuses on “precision medicine” research and initiates the medical research and clinical treatment paradigm with the horizon of “future medicine”, which enables the discipline of medical studies to function as a mobilizer in the “discipline plus” project and disciplinary cluster development. It is to carry out the buildup of “double first-class” project with medical disciplinary development, so as to serve the development of “Great Xi’an” and contributes to the implementation of the “Five New” Strategy of Shaanxi and local economic and social development.
Liu Shunzhi and Jia Mingde signed the cooperation agreement on behalf of Xi’an Municipal Health Planning Commission and Northwest University respectively. Yang Shuang and Jia Mingde signed the agreement on the co-establishment of Huada College, Northwest University and Qinling Gene Bank on behalf of Huada Gene Company Limited and Northwest University.
Yang Huanming, Dong Xiaolong, Qiang Xiaoan, Guo Lihong, Yuan Ning, Chen Zhao and Liu Shunzhi jointly pressed the start button, announcing the establishment of the School of Life Science and Medicine, Northwest University.
The guests unveiled the nameplates of “School of Medicine”, “School of Pharmacy”, “School of Ecology” and “Huada College”, Northwest University.