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The Inaugural NAM-HKU Fellow in Global Health Leadership

20 February 2019

The School of Public Health announced the selection result of the inaugural NAM-HKU Fellowship in Global Health Leadership on February 20, 2019, a scheme generously supported by Dr Patrick Poon Sun-cheong, HKU Council member and Convocation Chairman. The aim of the scheme is to train world class global health leaders who will bridge science and policy to put forth informed solutions to some of the most critical health challenges facing the world today and in the future.

Among nearly 100 applications received from 31 economies across six continents, Dr Chinmoy Sarkar, Assistant Professor from HKU Faculty of Architecture, is named the inaugural NAM-HKU Fellow in Global Health Leadership.

Born and raised in India and educated in his home country and the United Kingdom, Dr Sarkar is the concept lead, developer and PI of the UK Biobank Urban Morphometric Platform, a project involving spatial modelling and development of the world’s largest healthspecific built environmental data platform, which focuses on the links between built environments and health. During his fellowship training, Dr Sarkar will make visits to Washington, D.C. for three months each year over two consecutive years to learn about the work of NAM; participate in academic attachment at HKU School of Public Health; and receive a scholarship to undertake the Master of Public Health programme at HKU.

 

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