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Delegation From China Visits Yale Psychiatry; Active Collaboration Planned

December 06, 2019

Representatives from the Mental Health Institute at the Second Xiangya Hospital in Changsha, Hunan Province, People’s Republic of China and the Yale Department of Psychiatry signed a Memorandum Of Understanding on December 4, 2019 that signifies the intention of both departments to collaborate more actively.

A delegation of faculty and trainees from Xiangya School of Medicine visited Yale on December 2, 3, and 4 to meet with Yale Psychiatry faculty who specialize in research, education, and clinical services.

The collaboration between the two psychiatry departments builds upon a century of collaboration between the two medical schools. Xiangya School of Medicine was founded by the Yale China Association in 1914 as the Hsiang-Ya (transliterated as the Hunan-Yale) School of Medicine. The first dean, Yan Fuqing, was a Chinese national who was a Yale School of Medicine graduate.

Graduates of Hsiang-Ya were eligible to be licensed to practice medicine in China and in Connecticut.

Submitted by Christopher Gardner on December 05, 2019