Chinese Vice Premier Visits Department

Pittsburgh, June 19, 2015 -- The University of Pittsburgh and the Department of Neurological Surgery hosted Chinese vice premier Liu Yandong, June 19, on the first stop of her recent three-day U.S. tour. 

As part of her visit to the university, department chairman Robert M. Friedlander, MD, MA, showed the vice premier and her delegation a 3D presentation describing the use of high definition fiber-tracking to plan surgical procedures. They also heard from one of Dr. Friedlander’s patients: a young woman who survived and fully recovered from brain cancer thanks to the high definition fiber-tracking utilized in her brain surgery.

Chinese Premier Visit
Department chairman Robert Friedlander, MD, (right) makes presentation to university chancellor Patrick Gallagher, Chinese vice premier Liu Yandong and her delegation, and school of medicine dean Arthur S. Levine, MD.

The vice premier’s visit to the University of Pittsburgh is a sign of the close ties the university has developed with several Chinese institutions including Sichuan University and Tsinghua University. The Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute, located in the Sichuan province capital of Chengdu in western China, will welcome its first group of 100 students this summer. 

For more information on the vice premier’s visit, please see:

Pitt Hosts China's Vice Premier Liu Yandong

Tsinghua Students Flying High