Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award 2017
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.