Yale GHLI partners with Fudan University to enhance training of Chinese psychiatrists

Chinese psychiatrists will enhance their professional training as part of a new program designed by the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI). 

A partnership with Fudan University in Shanghai, the Yale GHLI-Fudan Mental Health Program is a three-week conference for Chinese psychiatrists to learn current best practices in psychiatric care and treatment and improve their leadership and management skills.

This professional education program — held Jan. 25-Feb. 10 — will include lectures, seminars, panel discussions, hands-on learning exercises and site visits to some of Connecticut’s best treatment and recovery programs for people with psychiatric illnesses and addictions. During their study at Yale, the Chinese will visit Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital, the Veterans Administration West Haven campus, Connecticut Valley Hospital, Connecticut Mental Health Center, the Program for Rceovery and Community Healthand the Institute of Living in Hartford.   

Participants will also work on a project that teaches problem-solving and project management skills, using real-life examples of opportunities for change management.

GHLI senior leadership and China program staff will lead the Yale GHLI-Fudan Mental Health executive education program including Elizabeth Bradley, GHLI faculty director and professor of public health; Michael Skonieczny, GHLI executive director; Martha Dale, director of China Programs; and Yu Liu, China program manager. Representatives from the Fudan University Hospital and Healthcare Management Co. Ltd. are collaborating with GHLI to conduct the new program.