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New research centre for infectious diseases opens at Chinese University of Hong Kong

28 June 2023 | News

Contributing significantly to a better understanding of infectious diseases

The S.H. Ho Research Centre for Infectious Diseases, a new research centre at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), was inaugurated on 27 June 2023. The Centre will serve as a hub for CUHK’s researchers to collaborate with clinicians and health professionals locally and internationally, and develop innovative solutions to some of the most pressing challenges from infectious diseases in the coming years.

The S.H. Ho Research Centre for Infectious Diseases will specialise in research on hot topics including COVID-19, influenza, emerging respiratory infections, HIV and Mpox. The Centre will also focus on building capacity and contributing to improving public health practices, so as to better prevent and control the spread of infectious diseases in Hong Kong.

The inauguration ceremony was held in the Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin. It was officiated over by Dr Ho Tzu-leung, Governor of The S.H. Ho Foundation; Professor Francis Chan, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK (CU Medicine); Professor Samuel Wong, Director of The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care; and Professor David Hui, Director of the new centre.

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