Research Projects
Epidemiology, First-Line and Second-Line Treatment for Graves’ Disease

Programme(s) to which this project applies:

☒ MPhil/PhD ☑ MRes[Med] ☒ URIS
About the Project

Objective and Significance:

To study epidemiology of patients with Graves’ disease (GD), and assess effectiveness of firstline and second-line treatment for GD

Research Plan and Methodology:

A population-based retrospective cohort from Hospital Authority will be analyzed to investigate epidemiology, complication, effectiveness of anti-thyroid drugs, radioiodine, and thyroidectomy for use as first-line and second-line treatment for patient with GD. This cross-departmental project involves four departments: Pharmacology and Pharmacology, Family medicine and Primary Care, Department of Surgery, and Department of Clinical Oncology.

About the Supervisor

Dr CKH Wong, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy

Dr Carlos Wong is the Assistant Professor of the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy & Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care. His current research interests are pharmacoepidemiology, and health services research, particularly retrospective administrative database research and cost-effectiveness analysis of health care interventions.

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Next Step?

For more information or to express interest for this project, please email the supervisor or the specified contact point in the project description.  Interested candidates are advised to enclose with your email:

  1. your CV,
  2. a brief description of your research interest and experience, and
  3. two reference letters (not required for HKUMed UG students seeking MRes[Med]/URIS projects).

Information on the research programme, funding support and admission documentations could be referenced online at the Research Postgraduate Admissions website. General admission enquiries should be directed to

HKUMed MBBS students interested in the Master of Research in Medicine (MRes[Med]) programme may visit the programme website for more information.  

HKUMed UG students interested in the Undergraduate Research Internship Scheme (URIS) may visit the scheme’s website for more information.