!! protocols and proposals, project implementation, data analyses, and review of research papers for publication. It also organizes diploma and master’s degree courses jointly with other departments, and conducts research on biostatistical methods. The Epidemiology Programme develops extensive collaborative research with different departments and institutions on children’s growth, eye diseases, psychiatric diseases, gerontology, bone mineral content and osteoporosis, quality of life studies, and health needs studies. The Clinical Trial Programme promotes clinical trials in Hong Kong by serving as a contract research organization for academic and pharmaceutical institutions. This includes training and consultation for clinical trials researchers, as well as data monitoring and data analysis of clinical trials. The Community Research Programme on AIDS is supported by the Hong Kong AIDS Trust Fund to study AIDS related issues, including programme evaluation, patients’ quality of life, monitoring of changes in attitudes and risk behaviours. The centre has also been involved in supporting other research centres at the University such as the Centre for Pharmacoeconomic Research and the Centre for Atherosclerosis Studies at the Faculty of Medicine, and the Institute of Chinese Medicine. " # Tel.: 2609 6578 Fax.: 2603 5019 E-mail: email@example.com The Centre for Cognition and Brain Studies was established in 1998 under the Department of Psychology. Its main function is to promote and organize research and related activities to contribute to the understanding of the following topics: • how people acquire, store, and use knowledge; • how various sorts of cognitive capacities, e.g. perception, memory, and language comprehension arise from brain functions; • how to apply the related findings to daily life situations. $ $ Tel.: 2632 3127 Fax.: 2645 1699 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The Centre for Gerontology and Geriatrics was formed in 1998. It aims at carrying out research on various aspects of the ageing process, the implication of ageing for the Hong Kong population, and measures to deal with the consequences. The centre provides undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in areas of vital importance in health care and social welfare in Hong Kong, and will further develop its network with other local, mainland Chinese, regional and international organizations to facilitate exchange of expertise and ideas. The departments which participate in the centre include Medicine and Therapeutics, Community and Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Nursing, Sociology, Social Work, and Psychology.