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

• Dr Herbert Kwok Wang-chun (Medicine, SClinMed) was awarded the Young Investigator Research Grant for the project ‘Longitudinal lung function assessment of long COVID discharged patients using self-administrable and portable electrical impedance tomography’ by the Hong Kong College of Physicians in 2022; and was awarded the Research Grant Award for the project ‘Pulmonary assessment and evaluation using self-administrable and portable electrical impedance tomography’ by the Hong Kong Lung Foundation in 2022. • Professor Lau Yu-lung (Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, SClinMed) was appointed as Chairman of the Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases (SCVPD) and Member of the Board of Scientific Advisers (BOSA) of Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health (2022 – 2025). • Professor Leo Poon Lit-man (Public Health) was presented the Distinguished Alumni Award by the Hong Kong Baptist University in August 2022. • Dr Emily Tse Tsui-yee (Family Medicine and Primary Care, SClinMed) was bestowed the HKCFP Award for the Best Research of 2021 for the paper entitled ‘Non-laboratorybased Risk Assessment Model for Case Detection of Diabetes Mellitus and Pre-diabetes in Primary Care’ in August 2022. • Professor Yiu Kai-hang (Medicine, SClinMed) presented the Hong Kong Heart Foundation Lecture ‘Risk prediction for adverse cardiovascular events: experience from precision cardiovascular imaging to the application of big data analytics’ at the 30th Annual Scientific Congress of Hong Kong College of Cardiology in July 2022. Intramural • The following Faculty members were conferred HKU Endowed Professorships in 2022: – Professor Michael Huen Shing-yan (Biomedical Sciences) – Jessie Ho Professor in Neuroscience – Professor Brian Lang Hung-hin (Surgery, SClinMed) – Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation Professorship in Surgery • The following Faculty members received Faculty Clinical Service Excellence Awards (CSEA) in June 2022: Category: CSEA for public clinical services – Dr Christian Fang Xinshuo (Orthopaedics and Traumatology, SClinMed) – Dr Michael To Kai-tsun (Orthopaedics and Traumatology, SClinMed) Category: CSEA for private clinical services – Dr Rex Lam Pui-kin (Emergency Medicine, SClinMed) Category: CSEA for young staff members – Dr Philip Li Hei (Medicine, SClinMed) 23 THE DEAN’S LETTER