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Professor Summerskill, senior executive editor of The Lancet, awarded Honarary Professor

NOV . 02 2017
Peking University, Oct. 17, 2017: On October 10, 2017, Professor Summerskill, senior executive editor of the most distinguished medical journal, The Lancet, became the first foreign honorary professor for Peking University People’s Hospital, as he received from Jiang Baoguo, president of the hospital, the certificate of Honorary Professorship. Earlier that day, Professor Summerskill was invited to visit Peking University People’s Hospital, where he gave an impressive report on China’s rapid growth in high-level scientific research.

Awarding Ceremony

Also serving as a senior researcher at Center for Evidence-Based Medicine, Oxford University, Professor Summerskill attaches great importance to clinical scientific research conducted in Asia, where he strives to expand The Lancet’s influence. And he has played a leading role in establishing the Beijing Office of The Lancet in the year of 2010. What’s more, Professor Summerskill has been devotedly promoting the scientific research development in developing countries as well as the transformation of their scientific research achievements. He constantly seeks cooperation with numerous international organizations and promotes scientific cooperation as well as international conferences among countries.

According to Professor Summerskill, “China has the potential to be the top country in scientific research, not only the top in terms of number, but also in terms of quality.” Chinese researchers are contributing more and more papers with increasing quality to The Lancet, and they are expected to do even better. The medical journal is willing to share with the world top-level research achievements from China.

Professor Summerskill delivering a speech

“First of all, before you can publish an excellent article, you must select a right scientific program” Professor Summerskill said during his speech.

“Secondly, there is no shortcut to publishing scientific articles,” Professor Summerskill continued, “and a good scientific article requires us to perform perfectly according to certain procedures. What’s more, a concise article title would be much more compelling.”

“Next, a successful scientific article is supposed to be significant and scientifically convincing.”

In the end of his speech, Professor Summerskill encouraged his audience to continue their dedications to scientific researches and to contribute more articles to The Lancet. And he would keep providing guidance and support to the research work conducted in Peking University People’s Hospital.

In recent years, aiming at promoting sustainable development of scientific research, Peking University People’s Hospital has exerted much effort to cultivate talents in medical science and have published 1246 SCI articles in last five years. In response to China’s policy on scientific innovations, the hospital focus on research areas emphasized by the 13th Five-Year Plan. In addition, the hospital tries to enhance discipline constructions by encouraging scientific innovations and by forging first-rate innovation teams.  

Written by: Peng Dan
Edited by: Hu Rong