Knowledge Exchange

Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award


2020 | Professor Keiji Fukuda

Professor Keiji Fukuda, Director and Clinical Professor of the School of Public Health, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed), and his team won the Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award in 2020. On the team were: Ms Bernadette Tsui, Associate Vice-President (Development & Alumni Affairs) of Development and Alumni Affairs Office, Professor Chan Yuen-Ying, Honorary Professor of Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative, and Mr Laurence Tang Yat-long, Project Manager (HKU Fight COVID-19 website) of Development and Alumni Affairs Office.

The impact of the team’s project, “Combating COVID-19 through Knowledge Exchange”, has been evidenced by the HKSAR Government and professional bodies drawing on the research from the team and expert advice to guide their pandemic policy formation and interventions. The team helped influencing individuals’ risk perception, discerning rumours, raising public awareness and in turn shaping the evolution of the outbreak through different ways, including sharing knowledge in seminars, webinars and private consultations, press conferences, press releases and media interviews, organising KE workshops and webinars, and active KE online communications (websites, live dialogues, videos, Q&As), etc.. The timely public awareness campaign helped the general public acquire necessary knowledge about the coronavirus, and contributed to the high level of public awareness and compliance with public health measures in Hong Kong. Preventive measures were enforced spontaneously based on social norms with local or personal context considered. This bottom-up approach played a major role in Hong Kong’s success in keeping the number of infected cases low.

The Faculty KE Award was established in 2011 with the aim to encourage Faculty members to share the fruits of their research and teaching with the wider community. This annual award accords recognition to Faculty members who have made distinguished KE achievements and promotes knowledge exchange between the Faculty and community members, businesses, industries and partner organisations for the benefit of the society.

2019 | Professor Chen Zhiwei

Professor Chen Zhiwei, Professor of the Department of Microbiology and Director of the AIDS Institute, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed), won the Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award in 2019. His project, “Knowledge Exchange on HIV/AIDS to promote HIV prevention and care”, has advocated HIV prevention and care in Hong Kong and Mainland China over the past 10 years. His team has promoted Treatment as Prevention for HIV since 2009 and made contributions to the Strategic Plan and HIV Manual. The team also delivered lectures and provided professional advice to government and related organisations in Hong Kong and Mainland China.  The team also provided training to NGOs in Hong Kong and the region on HIV prevention and promoted AIDS prevention and control among young people in Hong Kong by co-organising a campaign for all secondary students. Public awareness of HIV prevention was raised through tremendous amounts of knowledge exchange work. 

The Faculty KE Award was established in 2011 with the aim to encourage Faculty members to share the fruits of their research and teaching with the wider community. This annual award accords recognition to Faculty members who have made distinguished KE achievements and promotes knowledge exchange between the Faculty and community members, businesses, industries and partner organisations for the benefit of the society.

2018 | Professor Richard Yuen Man-fung

Professor Richard Yuen Man-fung, Clinical Professor of the Department of Medicine Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, and his team won the Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award in 2018. On the team were: from the Department of Medicine, Dr Kevin Liu Sze-hang, Associate Consultant, Dr Walter Seto Wai-kay, Clinical Associate Professor, Dr Danny Wong Ka-ho, Assistant Professor, Dr Wong Siu-yin, Consultant, Dr Michael Cheung Ka-shing, Resident Specialist, Mr John Yuen, Mr Wu Chi-hang and Mr Charles Cheng Tze-kin, Senior Technical Officers; from the School of Public Health, Dr Joseph Wu Tsz-kei, Associate Professor and Dr Eric Lau Ho-yin, Assistant Professor; as well as Dr Loey Mak Lung-yi, Dr Michael Ko Kwan-lung, and Dr Elvis To Wai-pan, Residents of the Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital.

The team’s project, “A population based study on the seroprevalence of viral hepatitis in Hong Kong”, provided the first and only comprehensive population-based study on the prevalence of viral hepatitis A to E in Hong Kong since the introduction of the universal hepatitis B vaccination programme in 1988. Although viral hepatitis is a notifiable disease in Hong Kong, accurate data was difficult to obtain due to inherent biases. The results of the study were crucial to 1) determine changes in epidemiology from hepatitis A to hepatitis E, 2) determine the effectiveness of the universal hepatitis B vaccination programme, 3) assess the potential burden of occult hepatitis B, and 4) future healthcare budgeting.

The Faculty KE Award was established in 2011 with the aim to encourage Faculty members to share the fruits of their research and teaching with the wider community. This annual award accords recognition to Faculty members who have made distinguished KE achievements and promotes knowledge exchange between the Faculty and community members, businesses, industries and partner organisations for the benefit of the society.

2017 | Professor Danny Chan

Professor Danny Chan, Professor of the School of Biomedical Sciences, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, and his team members Dr Brian Chung Hon-yin, Associate Professor of the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Dr Wilson Chan and Dr Vivian Tam, Postdoctoral Fellows of the School of Biomedical Sciences, and Dr Michael To Kai-tsun, Assistant Professor of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, won the Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award in 2017. Their project, “Little People Care Alliance”, aims to raise awareness among the general public that little people and other individuals with rare bone and other diseases are fully capable of achieving meaningful lives, just like others, despite their differences. The team promoted awareness and the importance of respect in the community and the next generation by organising public symposia, exhibitions, lectures, school talks, and more.

The Faculty KE Award was established in 2011 with the aim to encourage Faculty members to share the fruits of their research and teaching with the wider community.  This annual award accords recognition to Faculty members who have made distinguished KE achievements and promotes knowledge exchange between the Faculty and community members, businesses, industries and partner organisations for the benefit of the society.

2016 | Professor Kenneth Cheung Man-chee & Professor Keith Luk Dip-kei

Professor Kenneth Cheung Man-chee, Clinical Professor and Head of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, and Professor Keith Luk Dip-kei, Chair Professor of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, won the 2016 Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award. Their project, “Internet based guide to the management of spinal deformities: The AO Surgery Reference”, provides an internet-based resource for the management of spinal deformities based on current clinical principles, practices and available evidence. The entire management process, from diagnosis to aftercare, is described in a practical manner to allow doctors to use it by the bedside. The AO Surgery Reference allows surgeons and surgeons in training to better plan for surgical procedures, ultimately benefitting all patients undergoing complex spine surgeries. The app is being accessed over 7,000 times a month, via the internet and mobile phones, in all regions of the world.

The Faculty KE Award was established in 2011 with the aim to encourage Faculty members to share the fruits of their research and teaching with the wider community. This annual award accords recognition to Faculty members who have made distinguished KE achievements and promotes knowledge exchange between the Faculty and community members, businesses, industries and partner organisations for the benefit of the society.

2015 | Dr Angela Leung Yee-man

Dr Angela Leung Yee-man, Assistant Professor of the School of Nursing, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, won the Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award this year with the project “Health Literacy and Communication Training Series in Diabetes (Helico – D)”, which advocates health literacy in diabetes and enhances the relevant communication in the population.  Dr Leung and her team had employed a variety of initiatives to reach out to the public, including the Diabetic Risk Score Application (DRS App), the Health Enhancement and Pedometer-determined Ambulatory (HEPA) Programme, collaboration with community partners, and a pictorial story book with rich characteristics of the Chinese culture.  The project has benefitted a considerable number of citizens, making important impacts on the changes of health education practices, public education of risk awareness and the social support networks to patients with diabetes.

The Faculty KE Award was established in 2011 with the aim to encourage Faculty members to share the fruits of their research and teaching with the wider community.  This annual award accords recognition to Faculty members who have made distinguished KE achievements and promotes knowledge exchange between the Faculty and community members, businesses, industries and partner organisations for the benefit of the society.

2014 | Dr Chan Lap-ki

Dr Chan Lap-ki, Associate Professor of the Department of Anatomy and the Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, won the Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award this year with the project “Life and Death Education through the HKU Body Donation Programme”, which encourages body donation in the community and prompts the public to re-examine the topics of life and death. This programme has received enthusiastic response from the public, as manifested by the dramatic increase of registered and actual donors, as well as the strong support from the media and community organisations which unanimously initiated different events and activities to spread the message to the public.

The Faculty KE Award was established in 2011 with the aim to encourage Faculty members to share the fruits of their research and teaching with the wider community. This annual award accords recognition to Faculty members who have made distinguished KE achievements and promotes knowledge exchange between the Faculty and community members, businesses, industries and partner organisations for the benefit of the society.

2013 | Professor Kwong Yok-lam

Established in 2011, the Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award aims to recognise our Faculty Members’ outstanding KE accomplishments through exchanging quality knowledge on their research or in teaching and learning of the University with the community, business/industry or partner organisations and thus, benefitting the society at large. The Haematology Protocol Handbook, under keen competition, won the Faculty KE Award 2013. Led by Professor Kwong Yok-lam, Chui Fook-Chuen Professor in Medicine and Chair Professor of the Department of Medicine, the project was jointly developed by the Haematology Team of the HKU Department of Medicine and Queen Mary Hospital.

In view of the seriousness of blood cancers and diseases and the complication of drugs, theHaematology Protocol Handbook features the most up-to-date investigation strategies, treatment protocols, drug dose and side effects. It serves as an excellent exchange of new experience and reference for medical practitioners and patients. To ensure that these protocols can be widely available, the protocol book has also been converted into an iPhone/ iPad app as well as an online website (http://www.hpshk.com/).

2011 | Professor Lau Yu-lung

In 2011, the Medical Faculty launched the inaugural Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award. The Award aims to recognise our Faculty Member’s outstanding KE accomplishments that have made a significant impact to benefit the community, business/industry, or partner organisations. Such impact should have been achieved through an effective engagement process to transfer or exchange quality knowledge that was based on excellence in research or in teaching and learning of the University.

A series of books under the overall title of “The Paediatric Disease You Must Learn”, authored by Professor LAU Yu-lung(劉宇隆)and his team members Dr LEE Tsz-leung(李子良), Dr HO Hok-kung (何學工)and Dr LEE So-lun(李素輪)from the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine won the Award in 2011. The books, featuring important or common paediatric diseases in Hong Kong through the sharing of experiences of paediatric patients, serve to enhance public awareness and promote the health of children by using a layman-friendly approach. Income and donations from book sales will go to the Department Fund to finance the production of and publicity for forthcoming books and works related to the promotion of child health.