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Research-related work at Xiangya Hospital, Central South University includes: discipline and platform building, application of research projects and achievements, management of academic papers and archives, academic exchanges and research cooperation, which are the responsibilities of the Department of Scientific Research.


There are currently 5 National Key Disciplines at Xiangya Hospital including Neurology, Otolaryngology, Surgery (General Surgery), Surgery (Cardiothoracic Surgery), Internal Medicine (Endocrinology); and 9 Provincial Key Disciplines including Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Surgery, Dermatology and Venereology, Oncology, Special Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, Gynecology and Obstetrics. In addition, there are 25 Key Clinical Specialty Construction Projects of the National Health and Family Planning Commission. The hospital has 1 national-level research platform: National-Local Joint Lab. for Anti-cancer Drugs; and 7 ministerial and provincial-level key laboratories: Key Lab. of Nano-biotechnolog under Ministry of Health, Key Lab. of Cancer Proteomics under Ministry of Health, Key Lab of Liver Studies under State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Key Lab. of Major Otolaryngological Diseases in Hunan province, Key Lab. of Viral Hepatitis in Hunan province, Key Lab. of Neurodegenerative Diseases in Hunan province, and Key Lab. of Skin Cancer and Psoriasis in Hunan province.

Since 2010, Xiangya Hospital has won research funding of CNY 220 million in total, of which CNY 160 million is from national-level sources; a total of 1,095 research projects have been funded, of which 215 are funded by the Natural Science Foundation of China; over 900 SCI papers have been published, ranking the 12th in China; the number of SCIE papers ranks the 11th, the number of Articles and Reviews in SCIE ranks the 11th, the number of Medline papers ranks the 10th. The hospital has won 41 science and technology achievement awards of national, ministerial or provincial levels and 35 authorized patents, of which 14 are national invention patents.

Xiangya Hospital attaches great importance to the introduction and training of top medical talent. At present, the hospital employs 1 distinguished professor of Yangtze River Scholars, 3 chair professors of Yangtze River Scholars, 2 National Outstanding Youth, 1 National Outstanding Young / Mid-Aged Expert, 2 Outstanding Young / Mid-Aged Experts of the Ministry of Health, 1 Leading Talent of the Ministry of Science and Technology, 1 expert from the national “10,000 Talented Individuals” program, 1 expert from the national talent program of the Ministry of Education, 8 experts from the New Century Excellent Talent Supporting Program of the Ministry of Education, and 2 Hunan Furong Scholars.

Under the leadership of the hospital’s executive team, with the principle of “developing the hospital through science and technology”, the Department of Scientific Research has been earnestly implementing the hospital’s planning objectives in scientific research. The innovation ability of Xiangya Hospital is being strengthened, the research environment is gradually being optimized, the investment in scientific research is increasing, and the research-related policy system is being improved.