Perdana University, a medical university established in collaboration with the John Hopkins University School of Medicine was recently launched in Malaysia. Dr Patti Gravitt, an Associate Professor at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Vice Dean of Research of Perdana University Graduate School Of Medicine, gives us an overview of the university’s research missions. Dr Gravitt also highlights the importance of translational medicine and how the School of Medicine at Perdana University aims to bring the advances in research from bench to bedside.
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