MOU Signed Between Stanford University and Catholic University of Korea

July 11, 2016

This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Stanford University and Catholic University was the result of six years of previously successful collaborations through a Global R&D Center Program (GRDC) supported by the Korean Government. Signed by Dean Lloyd B. Minor, School of Medicine at Stanford University, and Dr. Ki-Bae Seung, President of Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital at Catholic University, this MOU will support new initiatives and continued work in the following research areas 1) cancer treatment by smart radiation therapy, 2) novel cell therapy for ovarian cancer and lymphoma, and 3) molecular imaging for early cancer detection. Several Faculty and researchers from the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS) were crucial in building this relationship, including Dr. Christopher H Contag, Dr. Sanjiv S. Gambhir, Dr. Seung-min Park, Dr. Jae Beom Kim, and Dr. Lei Xing. After the signing ceremony, representatives from both universities, the President of the GRDC program, the President of the Korean Innovation Centre in Silicon Valley (KIC), and several Korean Government officers held a joint workshop followed by discussions regarding future joint projects.