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Chung Cheng University and Taiwan University Hospital Yunlin Branch signed a win-win cooperation agreement for the first time

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In order to continuously advance and promote its academic research findings, Chung Cheng University (CCU) has been actively searching for the opportunities in working with local partners for many years. Recently, it has reached to Yunlin County area and for the first time, signed a cooperation agreement with the National Taiwan University Hospital Yunlin Branch (NTUH-YL). A signing ceremony was held in CCU Administration Building on the 24th of March. In the future, the two parties will jointly push clinical innovation and development, and the basic medical research projects forward, on the aspects of Telemedicine, Smart Healthcare, Image Recognition, Elderly Care, etc., to cultivate professional talents together.
At the ceremony, the memorandum of joint research and the memorandum of academic cooperation were signed by CCU president Zhang-Hua Fong and NTUH-YL superintendent Juey-Jen Hwang, on behalf of the university and the hospital respectively. It is hoped that the two sides will ignite new sparks in this partnership. President Fong stated with great expectation that though CCU is a relatively young school, its faculty members of the colleges of Sciences and Engineering, in huge efforts over the years, have accumulated rich resources of medical technology. Fong believes that through the verification and guidance of the experts from NTUH-YL, those research findings will be practically realized for clinical applications. He looks forward to a long-term cooperation between the two parties to generate more possibilities to further medical development in Yunlin and Chiayi region.
Superintendent Hwang pointed out that it is not easy to do research within the working places in hospitals as Taiwan\'s medical institutions mainly focus on providing clinical services. In spite of that, for the past few years, NTUH-YL has encouraged doctors and other medical staffs to widen their approach through teaching and research, and also been in the process of establishing a high-leveled national research center on Geriatrics and Elderly Welfare, planning to uplift its medical standard. However, the brain drain in the rural areas such as Yunlin and Chiayi remains a challenging factor in research development for both the hospital and the university. Superintendent Hwang hopes that the cooperation on all grounds will help inject more diversified research power to NTUH-YL doctors in the future.
In the past, CCU has successively formed various cooperation and been keeping close contacts with Chiayi local hospitals to strive toward their assigned purposes ever since the agreements between parties were signed. This time, the agreement between CCU and NTUH-YL not only aims to promote the research findings for CCU faculty members, it is also expected to actively seek the opportunity to co-establish a medical research center. CCU explained that although the school does not have a medical department, it does have the research and development capacity in the medicinal or medical engineering fields, such as the gene therapy, disease related sciences, smart medical sensors, elderly healthcare, medical imaging, 3D printing technology, etc. More, its courses related and technical supports have shown considerable advantages in the cross-field integration over biomedicine, artificial intelligence, and optomechatronics.
Today, while Taiwan has jumped onto the international stage due to its success in disease control, the world is still under the threats of the Covid-19 pandemic. Consequently, in such extraordinary time, Telemedicine research has become a vital focus in future medical development. CCU optimistically predicted that in the future, the cooperation with NTUH-YL will enable the joint organization to integrate the interdisciplinary studies with technologies on computer information conversion, communication, and medical profession. After, with the technologies of spectral imaging, analysis and its relevant carrying equipment development from CCU research team being implemented onto telemedicine system successfully, patients who are unable to go to hospital physically for treatments will be benefited mostly. And such advances will also help medical staffs avoid the prolonged working condition in a high-infectious environment to keep them safe from great dangers.

Release Time  /  2021-03-24

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