Research Projects
Long-Term Effects of Antivirals and Immunosuppressants in COVID-19 Patients


Programme(s) to which this project applies:

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

Antivirals and immunosuppressive drugs are treatment for COVID-19 but concerns remain on COVID-19 related drug adverse events. The aim of this research project is to assess the long-term effectiveness of antivirals and immunosuppressants used among COVID-19 patients who were discharged from hospitals in Hong Kong. Investigated drugs will be lopinavir-ritonavir, interferon-beta-1b, ribavirin, remdesivir, systemic steroid, and antirheumatic agents.

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.

Biography
HKU Scholars Hub
carlosho@hku.hk

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 rpgmed@hku.hk.