Evelyn Siu: The 3-minute visit: Understanding Doctor-Patient Relationships in Taiwan

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Sunday, 18 September 2016 09:27
Evelyn Siu's Fulbright project is working to understand the current state of doctor-patient relationships through observational studies of medical encounters and also interviews of doctors and patients. Evelyn Siu graduated from Princeton University with a major in Molecular Biology and certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. As a Fulbright Fellow at Taipei Medical University, she is studying doctor-patient relationships in Taiwan.

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James Winkler: A Computational Infrastructure for Understanding Tolerance

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Friday, 08 April 2016 16:29
Currently, our ability to understand how microbes tolerate different environmental conditions, antibiotic treatments, and other insults is limited by the lack of a centralized resource containing genetic and gene expression data. Dr. James Winkler introduced the creation of a tolerance-focused database (the “Resistome”) and present preliminary analysis of trait interactions. Originally from Houston, Texas, Dr. Winkler completed both a bachelors and PhD in chemical engineering at universities in Texas. He subsequently moved to Colorado to conduct research in the Ryan Gill research group at University of Colorado-Boulder in order to better understand how we are currently engineering bacteria to produce…

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Jyu Ling Chen: The role of family and maternal factors in childhood obesity

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Monday, 29 August 2016 17:36
The WHO has designated childhood obesity as a global epidemic and a major public health issue. The prevalence of childhood obesity in preschool-age children has increased in Taiwan and Mainland China. This interview discusses both findings from the first part of Cross-Strait study which explores factors related to childhood obesity in preschool-age children and some of Dr. Chen's observations about Taiwan.   Dr. Chen is an Associate Professor at University of California San Francisco. Dr. Chen's research on childhood obesity prevention addresses a preventable global health problem. Because of her contributions to nursing science, she was inducted as a Fellow…

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Injazz Chen: Can Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) Make Taiwan Greener?

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Tuesday, 05 July 2016 17:25
Dr. Injazz Chen explores green supply chain management (GSCM) practices in Taiwan. Preliminary survey results on corporate motives, GSCM practices, barriers and challenges, along with an exemplar case, will be presented. Learn more about his findings please read: "Research and Reflections: The Greening of Supply Chain Management" at http://journal.fulbright.org.tw/index.php/browse-topics/education-management-for-the-future/item/283-research-and-reflections-the-greening-of-supply-chain-management   Injazz J. Chen is Ahuja Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management (SCM) at Cleveland State University, where he has received several awards for research and teaching excellence. Focusing on SCM and sustainability, his research findings published in top-tier journals have been cited over 4,000 times in the past 5 years.

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Dr. Yu's research examines the impact of such modification on proteins that participate in the process of pre-mRNA splicing, which is a critical mechanism that controls how gene are expressed in an organism.   Dr. Michael C. Yu is Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at the State University of New York – Buffalo. As a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Institute of Molecular Biology at Academia Sinica, he is investigating the role of protein arginine methylation in the control of pre-mRNA splicing.    

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Carol Lee: Solving The Mystery of Terrestrialization

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Sunday, 05 July 2015 15:58
Dr. Carol Lee and her Taiwan host, Dr. Wen-Hsiung Li, are using novel genome sequence data, generated for the first time for 35 arthropod species, to determine patterns of evolution across habitats. From these data, we can infer adaptations over both macro- and micro evolutionary time scales to determine physiological mechanisms underlying adaptation to environmental change.   Dr. Carol Lee currently is a full professor at the Center of Rapid Evolution (CORE) and Department of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In the year of 2014-2015 she worked as a Fulbright Scholar at the Biodiversity Research Center at Academia…

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Kenneth Loh: Smart Sensors for Safer Bridges

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Wednesday, 13 May 2015 13:55
Dr. Kenneth Loh explained his research which characterizes the performance of a sensor prototype for monitoring bridge scour, which is the erosion of soil/riverbed materials by flowing water near bridge foundations that could cause collapse.   Dr. Loh is an Associate Professor in Civil Engineering, Nano-Engineering and Smart Structures Technologies (NESST) Laboratory, University of California, Davis, and he received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from University of Michigan. He is conducting his Fulbright research in bridge scour monitoring at National Taiwan University. His research interests include multifunctional materials, and resilient structures.   Read more about Dr. Loh's project here: http://journal.fulbright.org.tw/index.php/about-taiwan/essays/item/123-smart-sensors-for-safer-bridges-an-international-collaborative-effort…

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My Fulbright Experience at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Written by Yi-Chuen Chen 陳怡群 Friday, 18 September 2015 16:33
  In her video about her experiences at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Chen discusses her interest in researching child maltreatment and domestic violence. She was located in the Office of Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury, and Environmental Health, specifically at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Within this office, she is a part of the Child Maltreatment and Sexual Violence Team. While working at the CDC, Ms. Chen has worked on two specific projects: “Research on the Efficacy and Feasibility of Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers” and “Implementation of Essentials for Childhood: Safe, Stable,…

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Teagan Adamson: Build knowledge to save lives

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:00
    Teagan Adamson received her M.S. in Biomedical Engineering in 2013 from Arizona State University with a focus in biosensors and nanotechnology for disease applications. As a dual Fulbright-Whitaker Fellow at Academia Sinica’s Institute of Biomedical Sciences, she is working to engineer new molecules capable of improving current breast cancer treatment.       艾婷安在2013年於亞利桑那州立大學獲得生物醫學工程的碩士學位,她主要研究生物傳­感器和奈米技術在疾病上的應用。她不但獲得本年度的傅爾布萊特獎學金,同時也是惠特克­生物醫學工程獎學金的獲獎學者,其目前在中央研究院生物醫學研究所,致力於研究改善目­前乳癌治療的新分子。

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