Combining National Institute of Diagnostics and Vaccine Development in Infectious Diseases (NIDVD) and the Department of Preventive Medicine (DPM) from School of Medicine, School of Public Health Xiamen University was established on May 20th, 2011. In addition to the national level institute NIDVD, here are two well-established research centers, i.e., Center of Molecular Imaging and Center for Health Economics and Policy. Plans are in the making to establish more research groups in a few years. There are 61 faculty and staff members, including 13 professors, 16 associate professors, 16 assistant professors. And there are 27 adjunct professors from all over the world. For year 2014, the research fund for the school was totaled at approximately 79 million RMB. The School undertook more than 60 research projects during 2012-2014. Professor Ningshao Xia is serving as the first Dean of XMUSPH.
The XMUSPH offers undergraduate programs in Preventive Medicine and Laboratory Medicine, which currently enrolled 420 undergraduate students. Offers graduate programs in Public Health and Preventive Medicine and Translational Medicine, there are a total of 153 graduate students. For doctoral program, there are Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Biological Products. And there are 48 PhD cadidates. The total number of students is expected to reach 800 within five years.
Currently the School is located in Xiang An District of Xiamen with seven other Schools, like School of Life Science, Medical College and School of Pharmaceutical. The total area of School of Public Health is more than 20,000 m2, which laid down solid foundation for future development, and it is full of unlimited possibility.
Although XMUSPH is a newly established school, but it is developing very quickly. We are trying to find our own path in important disease diagnosis and prevention, R&D of new vaccines, public health policy and management, environmental and public health, and health improvement of senior citizens. We aim to be on the list for the best schools of public health in the nation in a few years. The goal is achievable as we do have a very strong leg in research and successful cooperation with industrial partners and clinical trial bases for teaching and student internship. We are trying to make our own contribution to global health.