HKUMed UG Prospectus 2022

First live birth by assisted reproduction with preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) using next generation sequencing for couples having chromosomal error in Hong Kong 2016 The world’s first remotely controlled expandable device implantation surgery to treat children with scoliosis 2009 First to characterise the epidemiology of H7N9 influenza in the world 2013 First magnetic sphincter augmentation for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in Asia 2019 First extra-cranial intravenous-cranial vascular bypass and craniofacial resection for locally advanced recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma in the world 2011 First to identify the natural reservoir of SARS coronavirus 2005 First to discover the SARS coronavirus First to identify the source of SARS coronavirus infection First to characterise the epidemiology of SARS coronavirus 2003 2004 First subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibri l lator in Asia First exome-chip analysis of l ipid traits in Chinese 2014 COVID-19: HKUMed discovered a novel vaccine strategy to prevent SARS-CoV-2 nasal infection 2021 COVID-19: The Department of Microbiology and the HKU-Shenzhen Hospital provided the world’s first evidence to establ ish person-to-person spread in The Lancet 2020 First comprehensive study of MERS coronaviruses in Africa First invention of universal antibody drug for HIV-1 prevention and immunotherapy 2018 First in the world to describe a model of coronavirus evolution, based on the 23 novel human and animal coronaviruses discovered over 10 years 2012 First to develop a patented prescription drug, an oral arsenic trioxide preparation for the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukaemia First combined heart and liver transplant in Hong Kong 2010 First in the world to develop and launch a publicly accessible index (Hedley Environment Index) with hourly estimation of air pollution impact on adverse health outcomes and economic costs 2008 5