Research

Publications and Awards


International Honorary Fellowship / Membership of Prestigious Academies and Recognition / Awards

Professor GCF Chan, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

  • Outstanding Asian Pediatrician Award by Asia Pacific Pediatric Association (2018)

Professor KSE Cheah, School of Biomedical Sciences 

  • Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Sciences in Developing Countries (2013)

Professor EYH Chen, Department of Psychiatry

  • Richard J Wyatt Award from the International Early Psychosis Association (2014)

Professor SWK Cheng, Department of Surgery

  • Honorary Fellow of the American Surgical Association 

Professor KMC Cheung, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

  • Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine Humanitarian Award (FOCOS) (2015)
  • Honorary Fellowship of the Asia Pacific Orthopaedics Association (2018)

Professor R Bruzzone, School of Public Health

  • Insignia of Knight of the Order of Merit of Italian Republic by Italian Consulate (2018)

Professor BJ Cowling and Dr P Wu, School of Public Health

  • Charles C Shepard Science Awards of Center for Disease Control and Prevention, USA (2018)

Professor R Fielding, School of Public Health

  • International Psycho-Oncology Society Arthur M Sutherland Award by the 2018 World Congress of Psycho-Oncology (2018)

Professor K Fukuda, School of Public Health

  • Fellowship by Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, UK (2018)

Professor Y Guan, School of Public Health

  • World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds awarded by Thomas Reuters (2015)
  • Fellowship by Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, UK (2017)

Dr Y Hu, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

  • Silver Medal by International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva for the project “Soft Robotic Glove for Rehabilitation” (2019)

Professor MSM Ip, Department of Medicine

  • Asian Pacific Society of Respirology Medal by Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (2013)

Professor CC Lin, School of Nursing

  • International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (2020)

Professor YL Kwong and Professor CR Kumana, Department of Medicine

  • Gold Medal by the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva for the project “Arsenol®: The First Oral Formulation of Arsenic Trioxide” (2018)

Professor CL Lai, Department of Medicine

  • Fellow of American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) 2014

Professor CLK Lam, Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care

  • Distinguished Research Making Family Shine Award and Best Contribution to Family Medicine Award in the WONCA World Conference (2018)

Professor CS Lau, Department of Medicine

  • Fellow of Academy of Medicine, Malaysia
  • Fellow of Academy of Medicine, Singapore

Professor YL Lau, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 

  • Outstanding Asian Pediatrician Award by Asia Pacific Pediatric Association (2018)

Professor AWM Lee, Department of Clinical Oncology

  • Honorary Fellow of American College of Radiology (2019) 

Professor FKL Leung, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

  • Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie (SICOT) Research Award – Clinical Science (2017)

Professor GM Leung, LKS Faculty of Medicine and School of Public Health 

  • Elected Member of US National Academy of Medicine (2018)

Professor WW Lu, Professor FKL Leung, Dr SA Kulper and Dr CXS Fang, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

  • Silver medal by the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva for the project “Bone Screw – Anti-Penetration Bone Implant Device And Method” (2018)

Professor HYS Ngan, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Award (2018) 

Professor JSM Peiris, School of Public Health 

  • Named one of the 10 “Science Stars of East Asia” by leading medical Journal Nature (2018)
  • Elected Foreign Associate of US National Academy of Sciences (2017) 
  • Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology (2016)
  • Fellow of the American Society for Microbiology (2016)
  • Officier de la Legion d’Honneur, France (2017)
  • World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds awarded by Thomas Reuters (2015)
  • Knight of the Légion d’Honneur, France (2007)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society, London (2006)

Professor LLM Poon, School of Public Health

  • World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds awarded by Thomas Reuters (2015)
  • Fellowship by Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, UK (2017)

Professor PKH Tam, Department of Surgery 

  • Denis Browne Gold Medal by the British Association of Pediatric Surgeons (2017)

Professor ICK Wong, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy

  • Fellow of Royal Pharmaceutical Society, UK (2013)

Professor KY Yuen, Department of Microbiology

  • Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology (2019)
  • Fellow of the American Society for Microbiology (2019)
  • Named 1 of the 10 Science Stars of East Asia featured in Nature (2018)
  • World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds awarded by Thomas Reuters (2015)

Professor A Xu, Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology and Pharmacy

  • Gold Medal by the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva for the project “Methods and Compositions for Use of Neutrophil Elastase and Proteinase 3 as Diagnostic Biomarkers” (2019)

Dr ACY Chan, Department of Surgery 

  • Dr Abdol and Mrs Joan Islami International Guest Scholar awarded by the American College Surgeons (2017/18)

Dr JPY Cheung, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology 

  • Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie (SICOT) Research Award – Young Investigator Award (2017)

Dr JYW Chan, Department of Surgery

  • Carlos Pellegrini Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (2017/18)

Dr RYC Kao, Department of Microbiology

  • First Prize of the Innovative Academy Award by the Geneva International Conference for Prevention and Infection Control (2017)

Dr PPW Lee, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine  

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK (2018)

Dr WHC Li, School of Nursing 

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (2019)

Dr KWM Pang, School of Nursing

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (2019)
  • Pi lota Chapter Scholarship 2017/18 by the Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing (2018)

Dr WWK Seto, Department of Medicine 

  • Emerging Leader Lectureship at the Asian Pacific Digestive Week awarded by the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Foundation (2018)

Dr KC Shih, Department of Ophthalmology

  • Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award (2018)

Dr IYH Wong, Department of Ophthalmology

  • Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award (2018)

Dr J Yang, School of Biomedical Sciences

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK (2018)
National Honorary Fellowship / Membership of Prestigious Academies and Recognition / Awards

Professors HL Chen and KY Yuen, Dr KKW To, Department of Microbiology; Professor Y Guan, Drs TY Lam, and HC Zhu, School of Public Health

  • State Science and Technology Progress Award (Special Class), 2017
    國家科學技術進步獎特等獎 2017 

Professor ZW Chen, Department of Microbiology

  • “China New Development Award” by Springer Nature 2019
    施普林格·自然「中國新發展獎」2019

Professor SWK Cheng, Department of Surgery

  • Chairman of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area Vascular Surgery Alliance
    粵港澳大灣區心血管手術聯盟主席

Professor JCS Chim, Department of Medicine

  • State Scientific and Technological Progress Award (Second Class), China, 2009
    國家科學技術進步獎二等獎 2009 

Professor ST Fan, Professor CM Lo, Dr CL Liu and Dr SC Chan, Department of Surgery

  • State Science and Technology Progress Award (First Class), 2005
    國家科學技術進步獎二等獎 2005 

Professor ST Fan, Department of Surgery

  • Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering (Medicine and Health), 2005
    中國工程院院士(醫藥衞生學部)2005

Professor XY Guan, Department of Clinical Oncology

  • State Scientific and Technological Progress Award (First Class), China, 2012
    國家科技進步獎一等獎2012
  • National Prize for Natural Sciences of China (Second Class), 2010
    國家自然科學獎二等獎 2010
  • Natural Science Prize of Shanghai (First Class), 2009
    上海市自然科學獎二等獎 2009
  • Science and Technology Award of Higher Education of China (First Class), Ministry of Education, China, 2007
    教育部高等學校科學技術獎一等獎 2007

Professor Y Guan, School of Public Health

  • Prize for Progress in Science and Technology, Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation, China, 2013
    何梁何利基金科學與技術進步獎 2013
  • First Class Award in Research Achievements (Science and Technology), Ministry of Education, China, 2009
    教育部高等學校科學研究優秀成果獎(科學技術)一等獎 2009

Professor DY Jin, School of Biomedical Sciences 

  • State Natural Science Award (Second Class), 2001
    國家自然科學獎二等獎 2001

Professor AWM Lee, Department of Clinical Oncology

  • Science and Technology First Class Award by Fujian Provincial People’s Government, 2018
    福建省人民政府頒發福建省科學技術獎一等獎 2018
  • “Good Clinician in Shenzhen” awarded by Shenzhen Municipal Health Commission 2018
    深圳市衞生健康委員會頒發「深圳好醫生」殊榮 2018

Professor CM Lo, Department of Surgery

  • First Class Award in Research Achievements (Science and Technology), Ministry of Education, China, 2013
    教育部高等學校科學研究優秀成果獎(科學技術)一等獎 2013

Professor WW Lu, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

  • State Science and Technology Progress Award (Second Class), 2017
    國家科學技術進步獎二等獎 2017 

Professor EHY Ng, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • State Science and Technology Progress Award (Second Class), 2014
    國家科學技術進步獎二等獎 2014
  • Second Class Award in Research Achievements (Science and Technology), Ministry of Education, China, 2010
    教育部高等學校科學研究優秀成果獎(科學技術)二等獎 2010

Professor KF So, School of Biomedical Sciences 

  • Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1999
    中國科學院院士 1999
  • State Natural Science Award (Second Class), 1995
    國家自然科學獎二等獎1995

Professor WI Wei, Department of Surgery 

  • State Science and Technology Progress Award (Second Class), 2012
    國家科學技術進步獎二等獎 2012 

Professor K Yeung, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology 

  • Orthopaedics Youth Research Award 2nd prize by the Chinese Orthopaedic Association 2018
    中華醫學院骨科分會骨科基礎青年研究獎二等獎 2018

Professor KY Yuen, Department of Microbiology

  • Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering (Medicine and Health), 2007
    中國工程院院士(醫藥衞生學部)2007
  • State Science and Technology Progress Award (Special Class), 2017
    國家科學技術進步獎特等獎 2017 

Professor Z Zhou, School of Biomedical Sciences 

  • State Science and Technology Progress Award (Second Class), 2010
    國家科學技術進步獎二等獎 2010 

Dr Y Hu, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

  • State Scientific and Technological Progress Award (Second Class), China, 2020
    國家科技進步獎二等獎2020

Dr RYT Kao, Dr JFW Chan and Dr ML Yeung, Department of Microbiology

  • State Scientific and Technological Progress Award (Second Class), China, 2020
    國家科技進步獎二等獎2020

Dr ZY Xia, Department of Anaesthesiology 

  • President, Chinese Society of Translational Perioperative Medicine and Research (2017)
    中國圍手術期轉化醫學研究學會會長
  • Chinese Society of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiologists Award of Recognition (2018)
    中國心胸血管麻醉學會獎 2018

Dr H Zhu, School of Public Health

  • Chinese Young Women in Science Award 2020 
    中國青年女科學家獎 2020
Local Honorary Fellowship / Membership of Prestigious Academies and Recognition / Awards

Professor CW Cheung, Department of Anaesthesiology

  • President of the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologist (2017-19)

Professor BJ Cowling, School of Public Health

  • Founding Member of the Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences 2018

Professor ST Fan, Department of Surgery

  • Founding member of Hong Kong Academy of Sciences (2015)

Professor IFN Hung, Department of Medicine

  • Distinguished Young Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine 2017

Professor WCS Lau, Department of Medicine

  • President of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (2017 – present)

Professor CLK Lam, Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care

  • Chairman, Advisory Committee on Primary Care Directory, Department of Health of the HKSAR Government (2017) 

Professor GKK Leung, Department of Surgery

  • Vice President (Education & Examinations) of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (2017 – present)

Professor KDK Luk, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

  • Honorary Fellowship, Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2018)

Professor K Man, Department of Surgery

  • President, International Liver Transplantation Society (2017)

Professor HYS Ngan, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2019

Professor JSM Peiris, School of Public Health 

  • Founding Member of the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences (2015)

Professor LLM Poon, School of Public Health

  • Founding Member of the Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences 2018

Professor GWK Tang, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • Honorary Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Medicine

Professor RTT Young, Department of Medicine

  • Honorary Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Medicine

Professor KY Yuen, Department of Microbiology

  • Founding Member of the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences (2015)

Dr PPW Lee, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine  

  • Distinguished Young Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (2019)

Dr SKY Ma, School of Biomedical Sciences

  • Founding Member of the Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences 2018

Dr MKT To, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

  • Hong Kong Humanity Award 2018 by Hong Kong Red Cross and Radio Television HK

Grand Bauhinia Medal (GBM) 大紫荊勳章

  • Professor RTT Young, Department of Medicine (2018) 

Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS) 金紫荊星章

  • Professor JCY Leong, Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology (2019)
  • Professor KY Yuen, Department of Microbiology (2018)
  • Professors GM Leung, LKS Faculty of Medicine and School of Public Health (2012)
  • Professor RTT Young, Department of Medicine (2012) 

Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS) 銀紫荊星章

  • Professor RHS Liang, Department of Medicine (2015)
  • Professor JSM Peiris, School of Public Health (2008)
  • Professor Grace Tang, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2008)
  • Professor ST Fan, Department of Surgery (2006)
  • Professor KY Yuen, School of Public Health (2004)
  • Professor John Wong, Department of Surgery (2002)

Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) 銅紫荊星章

  • Professor CM Lo, Department of Surgery (2015)
  • Professors TH Lam, School of Public Health (2012)

Medal of Honour (MH) 榮譽勳章

  • Professor CLK Lam, Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care (2018)

Justice of the Peace (太平紳士)

  • Professor CS Lau, Department of Medicine (2018)
  • Professor GM Leung, LKS Faculty of Medicine (2015) 

Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowships

  • Professor SCW Tang, Department of Medicine (2019-20)
  • Professor AYH Leung, Department of Medicine (2017-18)
  • Professor PCY Woo, Department of Microbiology (2015-16)
  • Professor US Khoo, Department of Pathology (2015-16)
  • Professor ANY Cheung, Department of Pathology (2014-15)
  • Professor IOL Ng, Department of Pathology (2013-14)
  • Professor JM Nicholls, Department of Pathology (2009-10)
  • Professor SY Leung, Department of Pathology (2007-08)
  • Professor KY Yuen, Department of Microbiology (2006-07)
  • Professor IOL Ng, Department of Pathology (2005-06)
  • Professor JSM Peiris, School of Public Health (2005-06)
  • Professor CM Lo, Department of Surgery (2004-05)
  • Professor ST Fan, Department of Surgery (1998-99)

Croucher Senior Research Fellowships

  • Professor LLM Poon, School of Public Health (2017-18)
  • Professor A Xu, Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology & Pharmacy (2016-17)
  • Professor Z Zhou, School of Biomedical Sciences (2015-16)
  • Professor B Cowling, School of Public Health (2015-16)
  • Professor DY Jin, School of Biomedical Sciences (2014-15)
  • Professor D Chan, School of Biomedical Sciences (2014-15)
  • Professor LW Lu, Department of Pathology (2012-13)
  • Professor KSE Cheah, School of Biomedical Sciences (2000-01)

Croucher Innovation Awards

  • Dr CCL Wong, Department of Pathology (2017)
  • Dr SKY Ma, School of Biomedical Sciences (2014)
Researchers in the Top 1% Worldwide Ranked by Clarivate Analytics (2019)
  • Dr RCC Chang, School of Biomedical Sciences 
  • Dr WC Chang, Department of Psychiatry
  • Dr JFW Chan, Department of Microbiology
  • Dr MCW Chan, School of Public Health
  • Professor EYH Chen, Department of Psychiatry
  • Professor H Chen, Department of Microbiology
  • Professor BJ Cowling, School of Public Health
  • Dr Y Feng, School of Chinese Medicine
  • Dr DYT Fong, School of Nursing
  • Professor XY Guan, Department of Clinical Oncology
  • Professor Y Guan, School of Public Health
  • Dr DSY Ho, School of Public Health
  • Dr PL Ho, Department of Microbiology
  • Dr CLM Hui, Department of Psychiatry
  • Professor IFN Hung, Department of Medicine
  • Professor YL Kwong, Department of Medicine
  • Professor CL Lai, Department of Medicine
  • Professor KSL Lam, Department of Medicine 
  • Professor TH Lam, School of Public Health
  • Dr TTY Lam, School of Public Health
  • Professor SKP Lau, Department of Microbiology
  • Professor YL Lau, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
  • Professor GM Leung, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
  • Professor CM Lo, Department of Surgery
  • Professor BL, Department of Clinical Oncology
  • Professor TW Mak, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
  • Professor K Man, Department of Surgery
  • Professor IOL Ng, Department of Pathology
  • Professor JM Nicholls, Department of Pathology
  • Professor JSM Peiris, School of Public Health
  • Professor LLM Poon, School of Public Health
  • Dr MC Schooling, School of Public Health
  • Professor PC Sham, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
  • Professor JG Shen, School of Chinese Medicine
  • Professor DCW Siu, Department of Medicine
  • Dr PMF Siu, School of Public Health
  • Dr L Tian, School of Public Health
  • Dr KKW To, Department of Microbiology
  • Professor GSW Tsao, School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Professor HF Tse, Department of Medicine
  • Dr N Wang, School of Chinese Medicine
  • Professor ICK Wong, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy
  • Professor PCY Woo, Department of Microbiology
  • Professor JTK Wu, School of Public Health
  • Professor A Xu, Department of Medicine
  • Professor KWK Yeung, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
  • Professor KY Yuen, Department of Microbiology
  • Professor MF Yuen, Department of Medicine
  • Dr H Zhu, School of Public Health
HKU Intramural Awards for Research Excellence

Research Output Prize/Awards 

HKU’s Honorary University Fellowship 

  • Professor SP Chow, Department of Orhopaedics and Traumatology

Outstanding Researcher Award (ORA)

  • Professor IFN Hung, Department of Medicine (2018-19)
  • Professor BJ Cowling, School of Public Health (2016-17)
  • Professor LLM Poon, School of Public Health (2016-17)
  • Professor SCW Tang, Department of Medicine (2015-16)
  • Professor J Huang, School of Biomedical Sciences (2014-15)
  • Professor Y Guan, School of Public Health (2013-14)
  • Professor Z Zhou, School of Biomedical Sciences (2013-14)
  • Professor L Lu, Department of Pathology (2012-13)
  • Professor X Guan, Department of Clinical Oncology (2011-12)
  • Professor RMF Yuen, Department of Medicine (2009-10)

Outstanding Young Researcher Award (OYRA)

  • Dr EW Chan, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy (2017-18)
  • Dr VHF Lee, Department of Clinical Oncology (2017-18)
  • Dr WKW Seto, Department of Medicine (2016-17)
  • Dr CCL Wong, Department of Pathology (2016-17)
  • Dr JA Tanner, School of Biomedical Sciences (2015-16)
  • Dr H Zhu, School of Public Health (2015-16)
  • Dr JTK Wu, School of Public Health (2013-14)
  • Dr JJ Wang, School of Biomedical Sciences (2011-12)

Outstanding Research Student Supervisor Award (ORSSA)

  • Professor AYH Leung, Department of Medicine (2017-18)
  • Dr JA Tanner, School of Biomedical Sciences (2016-17)
  • Professor X Guan, Department of Clinical Oncology (2015-16)
  • Professor D Jin, School of Biomedical Sciences (2013-14)
  • Professor ANY Cheung, Department of Pathology (2011-12)
  • Professor YS Chan, School of Biomedical Sciences (2009-10)

Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award 

  • Professor Z Chen, Department of Microbiology (2019)
  • Professor MF Yuen, Department of Medicine (2018)
  • Dr KS Cheung, Department of Medicine (2018)
  • Dr WK Seto, Department of Medicine (2018) 
  • Dr DK Wong, Department of Medicine (2018)
  • Dr EHY Lau, School of Public Health (2018)  
  • Professor JTK Wu, School of Public Health (2018)
  • Professor D Chan, School of Biomedical Sciences (2017)
  • Dr BHY Chung, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (2017)
  • Dr MKT To, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (2017)
  • Professor KMC Cheung, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (2016)
  • Professor KDK Luk, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (2016)