At present, the First Affiliated Hospital has 5 second-class National Key Disciplines, 1 National-Local Joint Engineering Laboratory of Vascular Disease Treatment, 2 Key Laboratories of Ministry of Health, and 6 Key Laboratories of Guangdong Province.
During the past five years, scientific investigation at the First Affiliated Hospital of SYSU has been awarded over one thousand grants at various levels. The major programs applied by scientists in the hospital including: National key research and development programs, International S&T Cooperation Program of China, National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, Excellent Young Scientists Fund of National Natural Science Fund, and Key Programs of National Natural Science Fund. The scientific research funds got the revenue of almost 0.5 billion,in the year 2016, a record 1。6085 hundred million RMB。
The teams in hospital won 1 national award and 20 ministerial and provincial awards in the last five years, among which 6 were first prizes. Meanwhile, 52 patents were authorized, including 19 invention patents and 33 Utility Model Patents.
The number of published research papers is keeping rising in recent years. The number of SCI papers and citations takes the lead among all medical institutions of China. According to the statistics of China Institute of Scientific Information, the number of SCI papers published by the First Affiliated Hospital of SYSU as the first author or corresponding author institution amount to over 2000 from year 2012 to 2016. In 2016, several highly influential SCI papers in world-class journals including The New England Journal of Medicine and Nature were published.
A group of prestigious experts and professors hold academic posts in the Chinese Medical Association and its provincial branch. It fully demonstrates the hospital’s academic status and influence in China and in Guangdong province.
5 National Key Disciplines