April 2, 2009

Chinese Academy of Sciences apppoints Dr. Green as professor

Christopher Green, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.F.S., assistant dean for China/Asia-Pacific for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has been appointed a professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The academy, Dr. Green said, is the equivalent of the United States National Institutes of Health. The appointment as professor to the academy required a nomination and election. Dr. Green was sponsored for the honor by the academy's Institute of Biophysics, the location of the clinical Brain and Imaging MRI Center of Excellence in Beijing. The center is the country's key lab for brain and cognitive neurosciences.

"The appointment means I have a ready open door when I try to have conversations in hospitals and medical establishments," Dr. Green explained. "I deal with hospitals and academic institutions, and they treat me very well. The Wayne State University School of Medicine is very well known here. I have a very easy sell when arranging partnerships with the school."

The relationships that Dr. Green establishes in China assist researchers in the United States and at the School of Medicine by broadening relationships. Chinese researchers may be working on similar studies as their counterparts at the School of Medicine. Opening dialogs and sharing findings broadens the pool of research subjects as well as the wealth of discoveries.

While in China, Dr. Green conducts research at the nation's largest neurological hospital, Tian Tan Hospital, which is entirely devoted to studies and treatment of the brain and neurology.

Prior to his current assignment, Dr. Green served as the executive director of the Emergent Technology Research Division in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, and Diagnostic Radiology, where he is an adjunct professor and Fellow in Clinical Neuroimaging.