State of the Faculty Address 2021

26 Local Extramural ● Professor Keiji Fukuda, Professor Gabriel Leung (Public Health) , and Professor Yuen Kwok-yung (Microbiology ) were appointed to the Hong Kong SAR government’s expert advisory group on COVID-19 by the Chief Executive of HKSAR. ● Professor Wallace Lau Chak-sing (Medicine ) was appointed Convenor of the Advisory Panel on COVID-19 Vaccines by the Chief Executive of HKSAR, and the following Faculty members were appointed as members of the panel: — Professor Keiji Fukuda (Public Health) — Professor Lau Yu-lung (Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine ) — Professor Ivan Hung Fan-ngai (Medicine ) — Professor Gabriel Leung (Public Health) — Professor Ian Wong Chi-kei (Pharmacology and Pharmacy ) — Professor Yuen Kwok-yung (Microbiology ) ● The following Faculty members received awards from the Croucher Foundation: — Professor Huang Jiandong (Biomedical Sciences ) was awarded the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship 2021 in December 2020. — Professor Richard Yuen Man-fung (Medicine ) was awarded the Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowship 2021 in December 2020. — Dr Loey Mak Lung-yi (Medicine ) was awarded the Croucher Foundation Fellowship in March 2021. ● The following Faculty members were presented the Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) Awards by the Junior Chamber International Hong Kong in October 2020 and 2021: — Dr Winnie Tso Wan-yee (Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine ) – TOYP 2020 — Dr Lam Ka-on (Clinical Oncology ) – TOYP 2021 ● The following Faculty members received awards at the 40th Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association (HKOA) in November 2020: — Dr Prudence Cheung Wing-hang (Orthopaedics and Traumatology) - Best Poster Award — Dr Janus Wong Siu-him (Orthopaedics and Traumatology) - Best Paper Award for Trainee Member and Prof SP Chow Award for Best Paper in Trauma ● Dr Esther Chan Wai-yin (Pharmacology and Pharmacy ) was elected as member of the Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences in September 2021. ● Dr Michael Cheung Ka-shing (Medicine ) was presented the Distinguished Research Paper Award for Young Investigator by Hong Kong College of Physicians in 2021. ● Professor Benjamin John Cowling (Public Health) was conferred Research Grants Council (RGC) ’s Inaugural Senior Research Fellow in November 2020.