Vice Minister Wang Guoqiang of the Chinese Ministry of Health and a six-person delegation will visit UCLA to learn how traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and integrative medicine are practiced in the U.S. as a new health care model. UCLA is at the forefront of integrative medicine research and education.
The group will visit with Dr. Ka-Kit Hui and his team at the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine, which is collaborating with China to develop a virtual library of integrative medicine information. Other center projects include the creation of an Internet-based multimedia resource for clinicians, educators and consumers, and research comparing the effectiveness of TCM and integrative medicine on health care.
The delegation will also meet with faculty from the UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine, the UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research and Dr. Eugene A. Washington, vice chancellor for health sciences and dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
The following individuals will be available for interviews:
Wang Guoqiang, China's vice minister of health.
Dr. Ka Kit Hui, UCLA's Wallis Annenberg Professor of Integrative East-West Medicine and director of the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine.
Friday, June 11 (Press availability between 1–1:30 p.m.)
UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute, Adam Room (next to Jules Stein Auditorim) (map)
Please R.S.V.P. to Rachel Champeau at 310-794-0777 or Sue Fan at 310-794-0712.
Rachel Champeau, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations, 310-794-0777
From Wilshire Boulevard, head north on Westwood Boulevard past Le Conte Avenue and make the first right into the Stein Plaza driveway. Make an immediate right into the Jules Stein parking lot. At the parking kiosk, reservations will be under "Chinese Health Ministry." Media trucks should call the media contact for special instructions.