Sophie Liu, Ph.D. Student being awarded the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Graduate Student Research Award

Ms. Sophie Liu Sisi, Year 2 Ph.D. student currently participating in the CUHK-NIH Graduate Partnerships Program, owns the NIH Graduate Student Research Award during the 9th NIH Graduate Student Symposium held on 16 January 2013.

Ms. Liu has joined in the Partnerships Program since 2011-2012.  She is now studying in the Laboratory of Endocrinology and Genetics, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).  Her current mentors at CUHK and NIH are Prof. Chan Wai-yee and Prof. Constantine Stratakis, respectively.

The CUHK-NIH Graduate Partnerships Program of our School aims at providing our postgraduate students with frontier research training opportunities and widening their global perspectives.  Participating students will be benefited from working with renowned scientists at NIH for about 3 years.

Besides, Prof. Owen M. Rennert, Chairman of our School's Scientific Advisory Committee, was awarded the Outstanding Mentor Award of NIH. Prof. Rennert is now the mentor of another student taking part in the Partnerships Program.

We sincerely congratulate Ms. Liu and Prof. Rennert on their achievements and wish them continued success in research endeavors in the years to come.

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Joint Symposium on "Biomedical Research across the Continents – Insight and Innovation"
Joint Scientific Meeting of Sydney Medical School and CUHK Faculty of Medicine 2013
Delegation Visit of the Department of Health
Visit of Prof. Bruce Beutler, 2011 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine and 2011 Shaw Laureate in Life Science and Medicine
The Croucher Foundation Advanced Study Institute on Stem Cells: Niches, Regeneration & Repair
Seminar on "Interaction for Effective Learning – Integration with cL eL & mL"
Recent Activities organized by the SBS Postgraduate Student Association

School members receiving Teachers of the Year Award 2011-2012 of Faculty of Medicine
Appointment of Prof. Kenneth K.H. Lee as Co-opted Member of the Working Group on Regulation of Premises Processing Health Products for Advanced Therapies by the Food and Health Bureau
Sophie Liu, Ph.D. Student being awarded the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Graduate Student Research Award

Visit of Prof. René M. Castelein, Utrecht University, the Netherlands and the CUHK delegation visit to Utrecht University
Delegation Visit from the China Astronaut Research and Training Center
Visit of CAS Academicians
Delegation visit from Southwest Hospital, The Third Military Medical University, China
Delegation Visit from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Delegation Visit from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom

School of Biomedical Sciences Research Day 2013 & Neuroscience Symposium 2013
2013 Gordon Research Conference on Germinal Stem Cell Biology

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