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Joseph Sung Named Hong Kong Fulbright Distinguished Scholar

Mr. Clifford A. Hart (right), Consul General of the US to Hong Kong and Macau, presenting the award to Professor Sung

Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung (left), Vice-Chancellor and Mok Hing Yiu Professor of Medicine, has been awarded the 2014 Hong Kong Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award to make a lecture tour of major US universities. The prestigious award is bestowed on an eminent scholar every year to foster academic exchange between Hong Kong and the US.

Professor Sung said, 'I'm deeply honoured to be the Hong Kong Fulbright Distinguished Scholar for 2014, and I look forward to meeting our counterparts in the US to share my research experience. I believe it will help forge closer ties and enhance mutual understanding between the US and Hong Kong.' Professor Sung will give a lecture series on 'Plague, SARS and Influenza: What have we learned?' later this year at a number of universities on the west coast of the US.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international education exchange programme run by the US Government. It operates in more than 155 countries worldwide and has provided approximately 310,000 participants with the opportunity to study, teach, or conduct research in each other's countries. The Hong Kong SAR Government has sponsored Distinguished Fulbright Scholars from Hong Kong since 1996.