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Chinese Pharmacists Complete International Program

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2017 - 11:11 AM All News , Pharmacy

"This program serves as a valuable bridge between our cultures"

  • Dr. Wenqian Chen and Dr. Xiaoxing Wang from the China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Mrs. Fang Zeng from the Union Hospital of Tongji Medical College-Hua Zhong University of Science & Technology, Dr. Janet Kozakiewicz, director of pharmacy at Yale New Haven Hospital, Dr. Shusen Sun, director of International Pharmacy Programs at Western New England University, Mr. Yongfu Hang from the First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Dr. Yanting Wang from the Cancer Hospital Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, and Mrs. Boxia Li from the First Hospital of Lanzhou University.

A graduation ceremony was recently held to honor the six Chinese pharmacists who are the first students to successfully complete a new International Clinical Pharmacy Training Program. The program was established by Western New England University College of Pharmacy in collaboration with Chinese Pharmacological Society-Division of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Research, and Yale New Haven Hospital Department of Pharmacy.

The program mission is to provide Chinese clinical pharmacists with advanced training through U.S. based educational and clinical resources. It allows international pharmacists to spend one month at the Western New England University College of Pharmacy to learn about Doctor of Pharmacy education, and five months at Yale New Haven Hospital to learn about the practice of pharmacy in the United States. The program represents a new and unique opportunity for international collaboration at Western New England University and Yale New Haven Hospital.

Dr. Shusen Sun, director of the International Pharmacy Programs at Western New England University, and Dr. Janet Kozakiewicz, director of pharmacy at YNHH, congratulated the Chinese pharmacists for their success at the ceremony. Dr. Kozakiewicz commented, “This program and your success are deeply rooted in collaboration, and collaboration propels us to continue learning from each other, and ultimately makes a positive difference in people’s lives. This program serves as a valuable bridge between our cultures and our exchange of knowledge.”

“With the successful implementation of this collaborative program, we are anticipating the continuation and possible expansion of the program,” remarked Dr. Sun.

For more information about the Western New England University College of Pharmacy program contact Dr. Shusen Sun at, suhsen.sun@wne.edu.