Of his move to Port Orange with his wife, Chow, and their daughter,
Dr. Zhang remarked, “We love the weather, the beach and all
the things there are to do in the area. We are very happy here.”
Florida Campus Director of Research Liang Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.,
recently visited the University of South China (USC) “to develop
our research capability and to fulfill our current commitment to
the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by fostering our collaboration
with Chinese scientists,” said Dr. Zhang.
USC is a major university located in the southern Chinese
city of Hengyang, Hunan Province, and is comprised of several
professional schools with almost 30,000 undergraduate
students, and 900 M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students, plus
an additional 400 medical students.
Dr. Zhang’s chief collaborator, Duan-Fang Liao, M.D., Ph.D., is
the director of USC’s Institute of Pharmacy and Pharmacology,
one of the best funded and equipped of USC’s affiliated research
institutes. Dr. Zhang has a current NIH grant to study the effects
of aging on bone. To accelerate this research, Dr. Zhang helped
build a new laboratory on the Florida Campus to study bone
cells with an emphasis on testing physical impacts on these cells.
“We plan to perform mechanical impact studies on bone cells,
which would mimic chiropractic effects on cells,” said Dr.
Zhang. “This will be the first-ever attempt to study chiropractic’s
physical impact on cells, which would help us in understanding
the beneficial effects of chiropractic therapy.”