Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Wu Family China Center sponsors a Pilot Award and Postdoctoral Fellow training program in order to stimulate collaborative research between the Columbia University's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S) and Zhejiang University's School of Medicine (ZUSM). Research projects may be basic, clinical/translational, or epidemiological in nature and should address disease processes of importance to population health. Pilot Awards were given in 2018 and 2019 along with support for a Postdoctoral Fellow from ZUSM to train at VP&S for up to one year. Utpal Pajvani, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine at VP&S, and Chengfu Xu, MD, associate professor in the Department of Gastroenterology at ZUSM, are the co-recipients of the 2019 pilot program award.


To learn more about the 2019 postdoctoral fellowship, please contact Wendy Chen at

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Current Research Areas of Interest

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Genomics
  • Imaging and Radiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases/AIDS
  • Medical Education, Ethics, and Informatics
  • Neuroscience and Mental Health
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics and Neonatology
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Surgery including Transplants and Cleft Repairs