Ewha Womans University Medical Center opened Ewha Medical Collaboration Research Center on Monday, aiming to enhance the hospital’s research capacity in the hi-tech medical field to a global standard.
It will also support the medical paradigm linked with clinical trails, incubate venture ideas, secure leading female researchers in the basic and advanced medical field, lead international cooperation with global industry and academies, and raise public awareness of hard-to-cure or serious illnesses.
Ewha Womans University Medical Center head Suh Hyun-suk (seventh from left), Ewha Medical Collaboration Research Center chief Kim Seung-cheol (sixth from left) and others pose at the research center’s opening ceremony on Monday in Seoul. (EWUMC)
The institute has selected six fields including cancer, hard-to-cure or serious illnesses, female metabolism, vascular diseases, medical engineering and new diagnostic imaging as its focus areas.
A total workforce of 200 including 180 professors will be placed at the institute by 2015 in order to upgrade the hospital’s brand image and attract more patients.
“To contribute to the development of the country’s medical technology, in-depth research into basic medical knowledge is essential. We are taking over the role,” Kim Seung-cheol, head of the center, said at the opening ceremony.
By Bae Ji-sook (firstname.lastname@example.org