Introduction to School of Public Health, Zunyi Medical University
The School of Public Health has a long history of teaching and scientific research. Its original name was the Teaching and Research Section of Hygiene established in Dalian Medical College in 1952, and it is one of the remaining teaching and research sections after Dalian Medical College moved south to Zunyi in 1969. It was renamed the Preventive Medicine Teaching and Research Section in 1989, and the Department of Preventive Medicine was established on Sep. 3rd, 2010, then the School of Public Health was established in Jan. 4th,2011. It is composed of 1 college office, 1 student management office, 7 teaching and research sections and 1 experimental teaching demonstration center. During the development of the School of Public Health, several nationally renowned professors such as Kuangdi, Xia Yuanxun, Zhong Laifu, and Jin Taiyi worked here, laying a solid foundation for the development of its majors and disciplines.
At present the School of Public Health has 76 faculty (faculty in Zhuhai campus is excluded), including 11 professors, 23 associate professors, 2 senior engineers, 32 lecturers,3 teaching assistants and 5 administration staff. 47 of them have obtained doctoral degree (including 8 PhD students), and 23 of them have master degree. 3 of them have working experience in post-doctoral research center. 10 of them have overseas study experience. The department has 5 school-level migratory bird talents (famous experts at home and abroad), 3 provincial management experts, 4 doctoral tutors, 16 graduate tutors, and 14 off-campus part-time graduate tutors.
The School of Public Health has two undergraduate majors, namely preventive medicine and food quality and safety, both of them are provincial first-class majors. Our department possesses Master Degree Empowerment Point for public health and public health and preventive medicine, key discipline of public health and preventive medicine of Guizhou Province, provincial preventive medicine experimental teaching demonstration center, 1 provincial first-class course, 4 university-level key courses and 4 high-quality courses. In the past five years, our department got 16 National Natural Science Foundation of China, 1 major special project of the Ministry of Science and Technology, 20 provincial scientific research projects, with a total of more than 23 million RMB in research funding; 2 third prizes of the Guizhou Science and Technology Progress Award, one third prize of the Guizhou Provincial Department of Education Natural Science Outstanding Achievement Award, and one first prize in National Maternal and Child Health Science and Technology Award.
The School of Public Health has always adhered to the leadership of the Communist Party of China, guided by Xi Jinping’s thoughts on socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, all the members worked hard. In the past five years, a number of advanced individuals and collectives have emerged in the School of Public Health. For example, 1 Guizhou Provincial Five Good Primary Party Organization, 1 Guizhou Provincial Party Branch Standardization and Standardization Construction Demonstration Site, 1 Excellent Communist Party Member of Colleges and Universities in Guizhou Province, 1 Excellent Communist Party Member of Guizhou Province for Poverty Alleviation, 3 Provincial Management Experts, Provincial Youth 1 winner of the Science and Technology Award; 2 city management experts in Zunyi City, 2 outstanding teachers, 1 advanced individual in epidemic prevention and control, 1 outstanding educator, 2 outstanding scientific and technological workers, and 4 school-level outstanding teachers. Besides, there are 1 teaching morality educator, 1 "most beautiful laborer" and 1 famous female educator.
All faculty, staff and students of the School of Public Health will follow Xi Jinping’s instructions on the fundamental issue of "who to train, how to train, and for whom" education, and focus on the construction of double first-class, focus on strengthening the connotation construction, and stand in the new historical starting point, adhering to the school motto of“Being ethical and studying, seeking truth for application”, carrying forward the medical compliance spirit of“firm conviction, taking into account the overall situation, stubborn hard work, rigorous academic research, pioneering and innovative”, continue to deepen reforms, and work hard for the dream of a high-level Public Health School with distinctive features and international influences!