Throughout the world, UCLA has become a leader in cutting edge nursing education, evidence-based practice and research collaborations. In 2010, we signed 14 memorandums of understanding with countries around the world including China, Australia, Korea, and the Philippines to engage in cooperative academic or research activities. ( http://mou.international.ucla.edu/default.aspx )
Some of the highlights of our efforts include:
- A five-year hospital based collaboration with the Hong-Kong Sanatorium and Hospital to combine cutting-edge education and research with new practice models.
- Development and implementation of a new educational initiative to advance tobacco control work with nurses in China using Web-based technologies.
- Collaborative research projects that improve women's health in the Sudan and India and limit the spread of HIV in China, Vietnam, Thailand and Poland.
- Dr. Linda Sarna was one of the first nurses to be appointed as a visiting professor by the Anhui Medical University in China. In that role, she has given lectures at the university, supported research projects and provided guidance and mentorship for faculty visiting UCLA from Anhui Medical University.