Spotlight | Duke Kunshan University


The Global Health Research Center of DKU has recently been commissioned by the Center of Health Statistics and Information of the National Health and Family Planning Commission to undertake a survey in Jiangsu Province to understand the pattern of health service use for Chinese residents.

Group photo including Dr. Pan Lvde (far left), Director of Nuclear Medicine Dept. at Suzhou Municipal Hospital, Dr. Tim Turkington (2nd left), Dr. Wu Jinchang (far right), Director of Radiation Oncology Dept. at Suzhou Municipal Hospital, Dr. James Bowsher (middle), and DKU students.

September 26, graduate students of DKU Medical Physics program went on an exciting field trip led by Dr. James Bowsher, Director of Graduate Studies of DKU Medical Physics, and Dr. Tim Turkington, Director of Graduate Studies of Duke University Medical Physics. The trip was for the students to conduct a practicum in PET-CT diagnosis at the First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, where the PET-CT system is also owned by Suzhou Municipal Hospital.

During the orientation week, DKU Medical Physics students used the most sophisticated teleconferencing tool – Telepresence – to communicate with their counterparts at Duke University. This Cisco-supported technology senses not only the voices but also movements, positions, and actions at each location to make the participants feel as if they are present at one place. It allowed the medical physics students at two different campuses to exchange free flow of ideas on learning experiences,...

China is reshaping the global health landscape, according to a new paper in the Lancet by DGHI faculty member Shenglan Tang and colleagues. China is the focus of the Lancet's latest issue. 

Tang and colleagues highlight China’s distinctive approach to, and increasing participation in, global health. They suggest that the scope and depth of China’s global engagement are likely to grow and reshape the contours of global health.


Duke Kunshan University held its opening convocation to welcome the university’s first students and faculty members and celebrate the beginning of academic operations on Wed, August 20. The convocation program featured Chinese and American cultural and academic traditions including a formal academic procession and a Kun Opera performance.  DKU students publicly signed the university’s Community Standard, pledging to uphold principles of honesty, fairness, respect and responsibility.