Longstanding partnerships between Yale University and Chinese universities continue to provide connections that make possible the donation and delivery of personal protective equipment (PPE) for use by staff on the front lines of Yale’s response to the COVID19 pandemic.
On April 17, Yale’s Office of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) received a donation of 5,000 N95 masks sent by one of Yale’s partnering universities, Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU). This donation arrives at a time when PPE supplies continue to be in demand to protect Yale’s essential healthcare workers serving the New Haven community.
Fawn Wang, Director for East Asia at the Yale Office of International Affairs extended the university’s sincerest gratitude to all those responsible for making the delivery and distribution of the masks possible.
This latest donation is another example of Yale’s connections in China fostering collaborative efforts by groups and individuals alike. Yale’s longstanding partnership with SJTU includes joint research centers for Biostatistics, and Health Policy, as well as a Dual Degree Program between SJTU and Yale’s School of Public Health.
In addition, SJTU also participates in the China Scholarship Council World Scholars BBS, a program that sends top SJTU graduates to Yale’s Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program. Most recently, Yale and SJTU launched a new, joint research center in September 2018. (Click to read more about the SJTU-Yale Immune-metabolic Research Center (SYIRC).
Read more about Yale and SJTU partenership activities at Yale News.
Read more about Yale’s partnerships in China.
Read more about examples of Yale’s international connections in action during the pandemic at the Yale Alumni website and on the YATW website.