Department of Pathophysiology, Zunyi Medical University
In 1956, Department of Pathophysiology of Zunyi Medical University was established under the leadership of Professor Wenhan Wei, the first generation pathophysiologist in China, and in 1981, it was granted the right to grant master's degree, which is also one of the five main disciplines of the first-level discipline ofpreclinical medicine. Under the leadership of the older generation of scholars such as Wenhan Wei, Zezhi Geng, Zhenchao Qian, Dekai Pei, and Daixiong Chen, Department of Pathophysiology has made brilliant achievements in the research of prevention and treatment of acute abdomen with integrated traditional Chinese and western medicine, tumor immunity and drug treatment, and won more than 20 provincial-level scientific and technological awards such as Guizhou Science and Technology Progress Award and Science and Technology Achievement Award. At the same time, it has been entrusted by the Ministry of Health and relevant provincial departments. The National Advanced Pathology Teacher Training Course, the Workshop on Acute Abdominal Disease of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, the classes on molecular pathophysiology, tumor immunity and tumor biotherapy were held, and a large number of advanced pathophysiology teachers and clinical diagnosis, treatment and research backbones of integrated traditional Chinese and western medicine and tumor immunity were trained for medical colleges and universities nationwide.
At present, there are 9 full-time teachers in Department of Pathophysiology, including 1 professor, 3 associate professors, 3 teachers with doctor's degree (1 with overseas study experience), and 3 with master's enrollment qualifications. While undertaking the teaching of pathophysiology for medical undergraduates and advanced pathophysiology for postgraduates, Department of Pathophysiology is committed to scientific research such as epigenetics and diseases, tumor drug target screening and cell proliferation mechanism, pathogenesis and prevention of atherosclerosis, etc. It is equipped with scientific research platforms such as pathophysiology laboratory, molecular biology laboratory, cell culture room, animal laboratory, etc. It has successively undertaken more than 40 national and Guizhou scientific research projects including the National Natural Science Foundation of China, trained more than 30 postgraduates, and jointly trained doctoral students.
In recent years, with the in-depth development of discipline construction, Department of Pathophysiology has made obvious progress and promotion in undergraduate curriculum reform, master's training management, scientific research and other aspects, and gradually developed into a high-level talent training base for the joint development of teaching reform and scientific research.