Office of Research and Development (R&D)

The academic research of Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU) initially started with studies of tropical medicine, Chinese herbal medicine and venin-antivenin. For more than fifty years, KMU has played a major role in providing various medical and public health services in southern Taiwan. To promote academic research, and to elevate the quality of research and development, the office, originally entitled Office of University Affair and Research Evaluation, was reformed and renamed as Office of Research and Development (R&D) in 2000. The first Vice President of the reformed R&D was Professor Yie-Wen Chien, who was a KMU alumnus returned from USA. Following Professor Chien(1st2nd), Professor Shyi-Jang Shin(3nd) of the Department of Internal Medicine, Professor Yang-Chang Wu(4th) of the Graduate Institute of Natural Products, Professor Rei-Cheng Yang(5th) of the Department of Pediatrics, and again Professor Shyi-Jang Shin(6th) of the Department of Internal Medicine, then Professor Lea-Yea Chuang(7th) of the Department of Biochemistry, succeeded as the R&D Vice Presidents. Currently, R&D is supervised by Professor Tian-Lu Cheng(8th) of the Department of Biomedical Science and Environmental Biology.

The organization of R&D has been made several adjustments. Currently, R&D has three divisions, two service centers and one specialized office, continuously working hard on elevating research energy of KMU.

Division of Academic Research

Division of Administrative Planning

Division of Research Resources

Center for Medical Information and Statistics

Center for Laboratory Animals

Office of Research Ethics