School of Basic Medicine
Being the core part of the Shanghai German Medical School, The School of Basic Medicine was founded in 1907. The establishment of the School is based on the initial eight divisions including the Anatomy Division, the Histology Division, the Bacteriology Division, the Physiology Division, the Biochemistry Division, the Pharmacology Division, the Parasitology Division, and the Pathology Division. In 1955, Department of Basic Medicine was formally established, in 1993 renamed School of Basic Medicine. The School has five national level professors. Outstanding alumni Yang Baofeng, Zhou Honghao, Hou Yunde, Liang Boqiang, Wu Min were selected as the member of Chinese Academy of Science. Wu Zhongbi was selected as the member of German Academy of Sciences. As one of the foundation units of Chinese human parasitology, pharmacology, pathology, biochemistry and other disciplines, The School of Basic Medicine completed a nationwide study on the prevention and treatment of schistosomiasis, kala-azar, apricot, peasant's lung, solved the major social problems that endanger the health of Chinese people. Adhering to the fine tradition, based on the hard works of several generations faculties, The School of Basic Medicine is progressing rapidly.
The School of Basic Medicine faculty is growing rapidly. There are 149 full-time teachers, with an average age of 45, 90% of teachers have doctoral degrees, 67% have overseas study experience, and 13% have overseas doctoral degrees. We have two hired (part-time) academicians, one national “973” chief scientist, two Ministry of Education innovation teams, eight“Cheung Kong Scholar Program”scholars, three NSFC for Distinguished Young Scholars, one NSFC for the excellent Youth Scholars, fifteen members of the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University. Two faculty members were ranked as the high-profile scholar of Elsevier.
The School of Basic Medicine has a broad range of disciplines. There are ten academic departments, four postdoctoral mobile stations, four 1st grade doctoral degree granting station, twelve 2nd grade doctoral degree granting station, one national key discipline, two national cultivating key disciplines, two provincial level key disciplines. The School of Basic Medicine has one National Demonstration Center for Experimental Basic Medicine Scientific Education, nine provincial and ministerial key laboratories, brain research institute. Neuroscience and behavior, pharmacology and toxicology, immunology, biology and biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics have been classified into 1% of the world's ESI ranking. Key discipline faculty consists of more than 40 members, “Cheung Kong Scholar Program”scholars, NSFC for Distinguished Young Scholars. Faculty of the School of Basic Medicine is an important research force in the international fields.
The scientific research of the School of Basic Medicine is developing rapidly. Since 2007, the School has received 792 research projects, with a total funding of 270 million RMB, a total of 29 major projects, including 973 projects, 863 projects, key research and development projects, National Major Projects, the National Natural Science Foundation of China key projects. A total of 880 SCI papers were published, of which 22 articles were published in Nat Biotechnol, Nat Mater, Neuron and Nat Commun. The School of Basic Medicine won a 2nd prize of National Natural Science, five provincial and ministerial level science and technology awards.
The School of Basic Medicine undertakes the teaching task of basic medical courses for medical students majoring in 12 different majors: Clinical Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Stomatology Medicine, Nursing and Medical Laboratory Science. It has advanced curriculum construction of excellent courses with 7 National Elite Courses, 4 Provincial Elite Courses, and 3 National Demonstration Courses of Bilingual Teaching, 7 National Opening Courses Ware. It constructs teaching materials of which excellent textbooks are included the national "11th,12th Five-year" Textbook Project. The School has 2 National Teaching Teams, 1 "National High-level personnel of special support program"- prestigious teacher, 2 National Prestigious Teacher. In addition, The School has won 2 second prizes in the National Teaching Achievements Award, 2 first prizes in the Provincial Teaching Achievements Award, 4 National PhD Thesis Nomination Awards, 2 National Doctoral Academic Scholarship Awards. Students won 1 Special Award of the National School Students Challenge Cup, 11 first prizes in the National Basic Medicine Innovation Forum for College Students. In 2012, the third round of the Ministry of Discipline evaluation ,the medical personnel training of the School of Basic Medicine was ranked second in the coutry.
International exchange of The School of Basic Medicine is becoming more frequent. We are working with the University of Birmingham, UK and the University of Toronto, Canada for the "one School and one school" program. The School of Basic Medicine is building a educational training-base in China, and preparing for five international joint laboratories. Recently, we held seven international conferences, more than 20 US and Canadian academicians attended. The School hired 35 part-time scholars from Harvard University, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Toronto and other world-class universities to broaden the international perspective and keep up with the academic front. Since 2007, more than 275 teachers and students have studied abroad.