Dr. Youfei Guan, vice dean of Dalian Medical University, is the director of the AIMS. He is a Yangtze River scholar distinguished professor, and was awarded with National Science Fund for distinguished young scholar, chief scientist of a “973” project of Ministry of Science and Technology, and China’s National Talent Plan. We have invited Prof. Gustafsson, a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, and former president of Nobel Prize Committee, to preside the academic advisory committee. Several outstanding scholars and young investigators in the fields of metabolism, nephrology, and cardiovascular disorders have also been recruited to serve as the primary investigators. AIMS encourages the integration of medical education, discipline construction and scientific research, and plans to establish diverse research cores and centers in succession. These include an Institute of Medical Physiology, as well as the Centers for Translational Research in Metabolic Diseases, Cardiovascular, Renal and Neurological diseases.
In the long run, AIMS will create a culture within Dalian Medical University where education, research and patient care within the broad field of metabolic disease are seamlessly integrated. Our mission is to maintain and improve the health of human beings through development of high quality scientific research.