Trusted Conversations

Trusted Conversations is an event series intended to foster meaningful dialogue between Michigan Medicine faculty and their Peking University Health Science Center partners. The sessions create a shared learning space for colleagues from both institutions to come together outside the context of a formal, in-person meeting in order to discuss trends, big ideas, and potential new areas of exploration. While early sessions focused on COVID-19 (e.g., clinical treatment, vaccination strategies), the series has expanded to incorporate a broader range of topics where both institutions – and their respective populations – could benefit from exchange.

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Artificial Intelligence for Precision Health: Current Trends, Lingering Challenges, and Future Possibilities

(April 22, 2021)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been fast growing in many fields all over the world. How has health data been utilized to develop AI for precision health and what are the challenges in different countries? Leading data science experts including U-M Precision Health director Brahmajee Nallamothu and PKU Vice Dean of the National Institute of Health Data Science Luxia Zhang offered their perspectives on the present and the future of AI in their respective countries.


COVID vaccination strategies in the US and China: Progress, Policies and Approaches

(January 22, 2021)

In the opening month of their respective vaccination campaigns, China and the US each administered more than 20 million doses, far outpacing other nations (the UK comes in a distant third, at just under 8 million doses in the same time period). The policies and approaches governing these two efforts – the largest rapid vaccination campaigns in history – were the focus of the discussion, featuring Michigan Medicine Professor of Internal Medicine Sandro Cinti, who leads Michigan Medicine COVID vaccination task force, and Peking University Health Economist Professor Hai Fang, whose research explores vaccine perceptions across the Chinese population.


Our experience will be helpful: Colleagues in China share their COVID-19 advice with Michigan Medicine leaders

(March 26, 2020)

By the spring of 2020, physicians in China had seen firsthand America’s coronavirus future. Some reached out to Michigan Medicine leaders to help. PKUHSC dispatched more than 400 doctors and nurses to Wuhan in the early part of the year to help manage the early surge of patients at the pandemic’s epicenter. Some of those doctors, along with PKUHSC leadership, shared their collective insights with their Michigan Medicine colleagues.