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George Bush Presidential Library Foundation Visits Health Science Center

Peking University, Aug. 24, 2013: On August 19, a delegation of 5 led by Neil Bush, son of former U.S. President George Bush and chairman of George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, visited Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC).


The two sides planned to discuss the related issued of 2014 Symposium of China-U.S. Relations.Since 2003, the foundation has been holding the symposiums with The Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), and the theme for the 6th symposium next year will be: “Global Infectious Diseases—Prepare And Respond.”



Due to its eminent academic influence in the field of infectious-disease, PUHSC was specially invited to co-organize this symposium by the foundation and CPAFFC.


Fang Weifang, vice president of PUHSC, met with the guests. Fang said that this symposium was very significant for the establishment of a better mutual understanding between both countries, as well as a closer bilateral relationship. It would be an honor for PUHSC to be part of this symposium, wishing to promote China-U.S. medical communications, meanwhile contribute to people’s health and the establishment of the global infectious disease prevention and health care system as well.


Neil Bush said it was a powerful guarantee for the academic building of the symposium with the cooperation of PUHSC this time.


Various details of the 2014 symposium were discussed during the meeting.


Academician ZhuangHui from Peking University Health Science Center Department of Pathogen Biology was appointed director of the committee from the China side, while Professor Brett Giroir from Texas A&M University System as the counterpart from the U.S.




Background Info:


The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation:

The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation was established in 1991 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational foundation to design, build and support the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and The George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.


The George Bush Foundation sponsors an exciting array of exhibits, lectures, conferences and special events. Its focus is to bring public attention to prominent scholars, practitioners and artists in a format that invites public participation and exposure to leading cultural, scholarly and policy programs while preserving the historical legacy of George Bush, 41st President of the United States.




The Texas A&M University System:

The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the U.S., with a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies, two service units and a comprehensive health science center.


A&M System members educate more than 120,000 students and reach another 22 million people through service each year. With more than 28,000 faculty and staff, the A&M System has a physical presence in 250 of the state’s 254 counties and a programmatic presence in every one. In 2011, externally funded research expenditures exceeded $780 million to help drive the state’s economy.



Written by: Guo Caichen

Edited by: Zhang Jiang

Source: http://bynew.bjmu.edu.cn/art/2013/8/21/art_11308_87168.html