The Dean's Letter by Professor Chak-sing Lau | November 2022

Professional Recognition and Honours/Awards (Teams) International • The HKU-Pasteur Research Pole (Public Health) received the Bouygues Construction Award (Knowledge Transfer) of the Grand Prix France Hong Kong 2022 from Le Petit Journal Hong Kong for the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole Fellowship Programme. • Dr Jason Cheung Pui-yin, Dr Prudence Cheung Winghang and Mr Lester Wong Po-kwan (Orthopaedics and Traumatology, SClinMed) were awarded the Best Clinical Paper Award 1st Prize at the AO Spine Asia Pacific East Asia Conference 2022 for the paper ‘Supine correction index as a predictor for brace outcome in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis’ by the AO Spine Asia Pacific in August 2022. • Dr Jason Cheung Pui-yin (Orthopaedics and Traumatology, SClinMed), in collaboration with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Lehigh University, USA, were presented the Best Paper Award (Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Device) at the Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE) International Conference for the paper ‘Immediate Effects of Posture Correction Girdle on Adolescents with Early Scoliosis’ by the AHFE in July 2022. • Dr Leo Liu Hailong, Dr Clara Tang Sze-man, Professor Paul Tam Kwong-hang and Dr Vincent Lui Chi-hang (Surgery, SClinMed) received the ISSCR Zhongmei Chen Yong Award for Scientific Excellence for the paper entitled ‘Loss-of-function mutation of KIF3B can cause a defective biliary development in biliary atresia: Evidence from iPSC-derived biliary organoid’ at the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) 2022 Annual Meeting (Hybrid) in San Francisco, USA, in June 2022. National • Dr William Wong Chi-wai (Family Medicine and Primary Care, SClinMed) and his team from HKU-Shenzhen Hospital were bestowed the Innovation Awards (Second Runner-up) for their studies ‘GP-Clinical Psychology Service Model in General Outpatient Clinics in a General Hospital: A Crosssectional Study’ and ‘Clinical Capacity and the Effects of Online Continuing Education of Community Infectious Disease Training among Primary Care Professionals’ at the 9th Cross-Strait GP Conference, Nanjing, in 2022. • Professor Yiu Kai-hang (Medicine, SClinMed) and his team from The University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital received the following professional recognition and honours in 2022: – Member of the Cardiomyopathy Specialty Alliance of the National Cardiovascular Disease Centre. – Member of the Pulmonary Hypertension Specialist Unit, National Centre of Cardiovascular Disease. Local Intramural • Dr Kelvin Wang Man-ping (Nursing) and team members - Professor Lam Tai-hing and Dr Daniel Ho Sai-yin (Public Health); and Dr Derek Cheung Yee-tak, Dr Kevin Luk Tzu-tsun and Dr Socrates Wu Yongda (Nursing) were presented the Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award 2022 for the project ‘Saving Our Next Generation from Tobacco and Nicotine Addiction’. 17 THE DEAN’S LETTER