Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award 2019
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.