May 15, 2018

UMMS, PUHSC to Launch Bioinformatics Dual Master's Degree

A new dual degree initiative between the Bioinformatics departments at University of Michigan Medical School and Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC) is set to launch next year.

The program will bring top graduate students from China to Ann Arbor starting in the fall of 2019. Participants will split their time between U-M and the PUHSC campus in Beijing, earning a master’s degree from each institution. The initiative marks a meaningful expansion of the ongoing partnership between the two medical schools, collaborations that are administered through the UMMS-PUHSC Joint Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.

“This is taking a successful a research platform and adding an education component, which will only serve to make the partnership stronger,” said UMMS Professor of Bioinformatics Margit Burmeister, PhD, who has long had partnerships in China and is helping to shape the new dual degree program.