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Awards for Alumnus's Medical Research

Dr. Wong Wing-Tak Jack (photo), alumnus of CUHK, and currently an American Heart Association (AHA) post-doctoral research fellow at Stanford University Medical School, received awards on his outstanding medical research for three consecutive years.

Dr. Wong is a former PhD student of Prof. Huang Yu of the School of Biomedical Sciences. He received the NHLBI Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium Jump Start Award in April 2013, the New Investigator Award in 2012, and the Early Career Investigator Award in 2011, respectively from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institute of Health; the Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism; and the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, AHA.

Dr. Wong said, ‘I am proud to present the exciting works and innovations of CUHK to the world. I am thankful to my mentor, Professor Huang, for his guidance. Sincere thanks also to my colleagues, and CUHK for providing an ideal environment and platform for nurturing the next generation of scientists.’

Professor Huang remarked, ‘Jack has been a truly understanding and innovative young researcher. Indeed, I am proud of having had Jack as my student and now as a close collaborator.’