Anette Wu (Fortgang), MD, MPH, PhD

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Overview

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences (in Medicine) and Pathology and Cell Biology at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Director, International Collaboration and Exchange Program

Email: aw2342@cumc.columbia.edu

Anette Wu, MD MPH PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and is a member of the teaching faculty in the Clinical Gross Anatomy course She teaches anatomy to medical and dental students.

Dr. Wu was trained in Transplantation and General Surgery in Hannover, Germany and at the Massachussetts General Hospital/Harvard University in Boston, MA. USA. She obtained her postdoctoral training in Transplantation Immunology at the Massachussetts General Hospital/Harvard University in Boston, MA, USA. She holds an additional degree in Public Health from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.

Her current research interest is in educational research in internationalization of medical education. She is the director of the "International Collaboration and Exchange Program" at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, a program that is anchored in the Anatomy course (in the Pathology Department) and serves to prepare future global healthcare leaders via early international student networking and basic sciences research internships abroad.

Languages

  • French
  • German
  • Taiwanese

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, PhD, 1996 Medicine, Transplantation , Hannover Medical School (Germany)
  • MPH, 2008 Public Health, Columbia University
  • Internship: 2002 Harvard/Massachusetts General Hosp
  • Residency: Harvard/Massachusetts General Hosp
  • Fellowship: 2002 Harvard/Massachusetts General Hosp

Honors & Awards

American Association of Anatomy Award

Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators Grant

Clinical and Translational Science Award Grant (Irving Institute Pilot Study Award)

Best abstracts, International Xenotransplantation Association, Nagoya , Japan

Young Investigator Award, The Transplantation Society, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Fellow of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Fellow of the Biomedical Science Exchange Program and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Research

Selected Publications

A Wu, B Leask, E Choi, L Unangst, H de Witt. Internationalization of Medical Education - a scoping review of the current status in the United States. Medical Science Educator (in print)

A Wu, GPJC Noel, B Leask, L Unangst, E Choi, H DeWit. Internationalization of Medical Education Needed More Than Ever. Commentary to the Editor (invited, in print). International Higher Education. Accepted for Issue 104, Fall 2020

A Wu, GPJC Noel. How to internationalize medical education based on concepts used in internationalization of higher education. MedEdPublish 2020; https://doi.org/10.15694/mep.2020.000151.1

K Rudolph, C Galvez, J Chang, A Wu, C Goelkel, SH Suendermann, H Kielstein. Body donation as a grateful gift for a long and active life with a Björk-Shiley valve. Journal of Cardiac Surgery. DOI: 10.1111/jocs.14922

A Wu, GPJC Noel, B Leask, L Unangst, E Choi, H DeWit. Internationalisation of medical education is now vital. Commentary. University World News. https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=2020062007182132; June 2020

A Wu, G Noel, R Wingate, H Kielstein, T Sakurai, S Viranta-Kovanen, CL Chien, H Traxler, J Waschke, F Vielmuth, M Gill, S Kitahara, K Keay, J Olson, P Bernd. An International Partnership of 12 Anatomy Departments - Improving Global Health through Internationalization of Medical Education. Annals of Global Health. 2020; 86(1): 27, 1-14. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/aogh.2665

A Wu, G Noel, R Wingate, H Kielstein, T Sakurai, S Viranta-Kovanen, CL Chien, H Traxler, J Waschke, F Vielmuth, M Gill, S Kitahara, K Keay, P Bernd. Internationalization of Medical Education and the Anatomy Course - Outcomes of an International Partnership of 11 Anatomy Departments in 4 Continents. FASEB J https://www.fasebj.org/doi/abs/10.1096/fasebj.2019.33.1_supplement.606.7

A Wu, H Kielstein , T Sakurai, G Noel, S Viranta-Kovanen, TK Li, L Kuikka, K Roth ,P Bernd. Internationalization of Medical Education: Collaborations Initiated through the American Association of Anatomists (AAA) and the Anatomical Society (AS) Meetings Lead to Successful International Educational Partnerships, FASEB J April 2018 https://www.fasebj.org/doi/10.1096/fasebj.2018.32.1_supplement.631.9

A Wu, C. Goelkel, T Sakurai, H Kielstein, P Bernd. Internationalisation of medical education: forstering early student collaborations during the anatomy courses between medical students in the USA, Germany and Japan. J Anatomy 2017; 232, 319 (S40). Anatomical Society Summer meeting In Galway. Anatomists on the Edge. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/joa.12751

A Wu, C Goelkel, C Chiuzan, J Duong, H Kielstein, P Bernd: Internationalization of medical education - a pilot study using a shared digital dissector and early peer-to-peer student interaction in American and German Clinical Gross Anatomy courses FASEB J April 2017 31:732.17 https://www.fasebj.org/doi/abs/10.1096/fasebj.31.1_supplement.732.17

A Wu*, Gölkel C*, Chiuzan C, Duong J, Bernd P, Kielstein H. Early internationalization of students in a German medical school in the former German Democratic Republic (*equal contributions to 1rst author). Annals of Anatomy, 2019 Mar 28. pii: S0940-9602(19)30035-4. doi: 10.1016/j.aanat.2019.03.004

A Wu, H Kielstein, T Sakurai, G Noel, S Viranta-Kovanen, CL Chien, P Bernd. Internationalization of Medical Education - Building a Program to Prepare Future Leaders in Healthcare. Medical Science Educator, 2019, Febr 11: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40670-019-00695-4; https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40670-019-00695-4)

S Chaudhry, Y Kato, J Weiner, P Alonso-Guallart, S Baker, DC Woodland III, JH Lefkowitch, R Duran-Struuck, HP. Sondermeijer, J Zitsman, M Sears, A Wu, B Karolewski, PJ Houck, M Martinez, T Kato, M Sykes, A D Griesemer. Transient mixed chimerism with nonmyeloablative conditioning does not induce liver allograft tolerance in nonhuman primates. Transplantation; manuscript accepted

A Wu, H Kielstein , T Sakurai, G Noel, S Viranta-Kovanen, TK Li, L Kuikka, K Roth ,P Bernd. Internationalization of Medical Education: Collaborations Initiated through the American Association of Anatomists (AAA) and the Anatomical Society (AS) Meetings Lead to Successful International Educational Partnerships, FASEB J April 2018 https://www.fasebj.org/doi/10.1096/fasebj.2018.32.1_supplement.631.9

A Wu, C Goelkel, C Chiuzan, J Duong, H Kielstein, P Bernd: Internationalization of medical education - a pilot study using a shared digital dissector and early peer-to-peer student interaction in American and German Clinical Gross Anatomy courses FASEB J April 2017 31:732.17 http://www.fasebj.org/content/31/1_Supplement/732.17.abstract

Y Kato; AD Griesemer; A Wu; H Sondermeijer; JI Weiner; R Duran-Struuck; M Martinez; A Slate; A Romanov; JH Lefkowitch; M Sykes; T Kato: Novel H-shunt Veno-venous Bypass for Liver Transplantation in Cynomolgus Monkeys Comp Med. 2017 Oct 1;67(5):436-441

R Duran-Struuck, HP Sondermeijer, L Buehler, P Alonso-Guallart, J Zitsman, Y Kato, A Wu, A McMurchy, D. Woodland, A Griesemer, M Martinez, S Boskovic, T Kawai, AB Cosimi, C-C. Wuu, A Slate, M Mapara, R. tokarz, V d'Agati, S Hammer, M Pereira, WI Lipkin, T Wekerle, M Levings, M Sykes: Studies of ex vivo-expanded recipient regulatory T cells for the enhancement of hematopoietic chimerism and kidney allograft tolerance across MHC barriers in cynomolgus macaques. Transplantation 2017 Feb. 101(2):274-83

D Mathes; G Gazelle; P Butler; A Wu; A Nazzal; G Nielsen; C Huang; D Sachs; AWP Lee; M Randolph. Stable Mixed Hematopoietic Chimerism Permits Tolerance of Vascularized Composite Allografts Across a Full MHC Mismatch in Swine. Transpl Int. 2014 Oct;27(10):1086-96. doi: 10.1111/tri.12380. Epub 2014 Aug 28.

PJ Fagenholz, JA Gutman, AF Murray, VE Noble, A Wu, G Ziemer, NS Harris. Arterial thrombosis at high altitude resulting in loss of limb. High Alt Med Biol 2007. 8(4): 340-7

A Wu, K Yamada, C Baron, DW Mathes, LM Monajati, PA Vagefi, DH Sachs: Detection of regulatory cells as an assay for allograft tolerance in miniature swine. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2004 Feb; 23(2):210-7

M Sykes, V Garrigue, RP Johnson, B Nikolic, J I Rodriguez-Barbosa, M Rosenzweig, DH Sachs, A Wu, K Yamada, Y Zhao. Xenogeneic Thymic Replacement to Achieve Immune Restoration in HIV Infection. Clinical and Applied Immunology Reviews (CAIR) 2003, 3(4):167-171. Special issue

A Wu, K Yamada, FL Ierino, PA Vagefi, DH Sachs: Regulatory mechanism of peripheral tolerance: specific suppression of anti-donor lymphocyte proliferative responses during the maintenance phase of tolerance to class I antigen in miniature swine. Transpl Immunol. 2003 Jul-Sep;11(3-4):367-74

A Wu, K Yamada, DM Neville, M Awwad, JC Wain, A Shimizu, S Gojo, H Kitamura, RB Colvin, DKC Cooper, M Sykes, DH Sachs: Xenogeneic thymus transplantation in a pig-to-baboon model. Transplantation 2003; 75(3):282-291 with Editorial Comments

JL Bourget, DW Mathes, GP Nielsen, M Randolph, Y Tanabe, A Wu, S Arn, DH Sachs, WPA Lee: Tolerance to vascularized musculoskeletal allografts in miniature swine. Transplantation 2001,71:851-56

GW Haller, N Esnaola, K Yamada, A Wu, A Shimizu, A Hansen, VR Ferrara, KS Allison, RB Colvin, M Sykes, DH Sachs: Thymic transplantation across an MHC class I barrier in swine. J Immunol 1999,163:3785-92

M Caselitz, S Wagner, A Chavan, M Gebel, JS Bleck, A Wu, HJ Schlitt, M Galanski, MP Manns: Clinical Outcome of transfemoral embolisation in patients with arterivenous malformations of the liver in hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (Weber-Rendu-Osler disease). Gut 1998 Jan; 42(1):123-126

A Wu, B Nashan, U Messner, HHJ Schmidt, HH Guenter, S Niesert and R Pichlmayr: Outcome of 22 successful pregnancies after liver transplantation. Clin Transplant 1998; 12(5):454-464

A Wu, DA Lewis, SR Michener, HD Tazelaar, JP Grande, CGA McGregor and VM Miller: Modulation of renal Endothelin receptors of rejecting lung allografts. Endothelium 1995; 3:331-342

Review Articles

A Wu, L Buehler, DKC Cooper: Experience with ABO incompatible organ and bone marrow transplantation: review of the literature - current status. Transpl Int. 2003 May;16(5):291-9. Epub 2003 Apr 29.