On October 19th, 2011, the Editor-in-Chief of New England Journal of Medicine, Professor Jeffrey M. Drazen visited Tongji Hospital and held an academic lecture here. Taking five different medical papers cited by New England Journal of Medicine as examples, he elaborated the method of writing medical papers and the requirements New England Journal of Medicine needs. During the lecture, Professor Drazen also extended his hope for the young doctors to actively participate the medical research to make contributions to the medical development and human health.
Nearly 400 medical staff and graduates attended the lecture and the interactive relationship went smoothly in the lecture hall.
Professor Drazen graduated and currently is the Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Through his research program he defined the role of novel endogenous chemical agents in asthma, leading to four new licensed pharmaceuticals for asthma with over 5 million people on treatment world wide. Since 2000, he has been taken the post of Editor-in-Chief of New England Journal of Medicine with the Impact Factor reaching 55.