The Scientific Advisory Committee comprising of Dr. Owen M. Rennert (Chairperson), National Institutes of Health, U.S.A., Dr. Law Ping-Yee, University of Minnesota, U.S.A., Dr. Vassilios Papadopoulos, McGill University Health Centre, Canada, and Dr. Rocky S. Tuan, University of Pittsburg School of Medicine, U.S.A. paid their third visit to our School between 27 and 31 August 2012.
The Committee held individual meetings with different groups of School members to learn about the latest development in the various domains of our School. These members included the School Director; Associate Directors; Chiefs and members of respective Thematic Research Programs (TRPs), Head and members of the Teaching and Learning Unit; as well as the postgraduate student representatives. Apart from meeting with our members, the Committee also met with Prof. Benjamin Wah, Provost, and Prof. T. F. Fok, Dean of Medicine. During the visit, the Committee also joined the Grand Opening of the Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building on 29 August 2012.
Based on the observations during the visit, the Committee made many useful recommendations essential for ensuring sound development and enhancing the competitive edge of the School in the years to come.