Speaker: Dr. Zhiyong Han is Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Medical Sciences, and also the Director of Student Research and Scholarship in the Office of Medical Research and Education here at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. Dr. Han is a prolific research scholar with interest in a number of fields. He has conducted a host of studies of multiple forms of cancer (e.g. ovarian, colon, lung etc.). He has also been awarded a patent for discovering a drug with anti-cancer potential. He has studied neurogenesis and behaviors of animals and humans and on the impact of vitamin D deficiency related to multiple gastrointestinal disorders. Most recently, he has studied issues related to COVID-19. In regards to his presentation today he has also studied the populational dynamics and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in China. Amidst Dr. Han’s vast array of research and over 69 publications, he is deeply committed to the improvement of medical education and the medical education experience for students.
Dr. Han has conducted a number of studies on the teaching and learning of medical science. He has supported student research and publication of a number of papers in medical education research. Some of the work has the critical goal of expanding the capacity of physicians to incorporate evidence-based medicine in their practice. It is important to note that Dr. Han has had a noteworthy and distinguished career as an educator of medical science. He has won a number of awards for his teaching which has been highly recognized and held in high esteem by students and faculty. Dr. Han is also a founding member of the Global Health Studies Program in the School of Medicine.