National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) and Taichung Veteran General Hospital (TVGH) have long recognized the value of interdisciplinary research, and gone a great length to promote collaborative medical research in translational medicine. Results have been promising and fruitful.

NCHU is renowned for its expertise in the fields of bioscience and the biotechnology, therefore paving a way for medical research. TVGH, built in 1982, is the only government-run medical center in the central Taiwan. Two parties initiated “Rong Hsing Cooperation Project (榮興計畫)” in 2002, and signed academic research collaboration agreements in 2005, under which resources and research are shared, and personnel are hired mutually.

Located in the Teaching Building in the TVGH, the Graduate Institute of Medical Technology, rising from “Rong Hsing Cooperation Project (榮興計畫)”, was established in 2006. It has many faculty members who are experts in the fields related to translational medicine. To extend its impacts and to increase its strength in research, it further integrated into the Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences of NCHU in 2009. Its vision is to advance translational medical research by working in concert with basic and clinical research.

Following these footsteps, in order to stream line administrative processes and to better the service, Rong Hsing Research Center for Translational Medicine was established mutually in 2012 and partially funded by Rong Sing Medical Foundation. The key persons in this organization are Director, Deputy Director, Executive Members, and four research teams. We will regularly hold conferences, symposiums, and academic activities. Our goal is to provide a well-integrated platform to elicit interdisciplinary research in the translational medicine.




Chair:Jeremy J.W. Chen. Professor, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, NCHU.

Vice Chair:Yen-Chuan, Ou. Chair, Department of Medical Research, TVGH.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is composed of 15 officers, including 3 Ex-Officio officers. Each serves three-year terms. The executive committee meets once a year (or more if necessary) to review the center’s performance and to assist the center with certain major decision making.