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Town and gown partnership to improve patients’ quality of life by advancing research on pain management

8 Feb 2022

The Endowed Professorship Scheme connects like-mind philanthropists and PolyU to join hands to drive new discoveries and breakthroughs in the research discipline that they mutually value. With the aim of alleviating pain among patients to greatly improve their quality of life, Peter Hung Endowed Professorship in Pain Management has been established to support the research works of a renowned PolyU researcher and practitioner.

“The Endowed Professorship is an encouragement that truly fuels my academic passion. I believe more people will benefit from further research on pain management.”

Prof. Amy Fu, Peter Hung Professor in Pain Management

Professor Amy Fu, Associate Head of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Director of PolyU Rehabilitation Clinic, is the appointee of Peter Hung Professor in Pain Management. Prof. Fu’s endeavours in pain study range from serving elite athletes to frail seniors, from pain mechanisms to management, and from academic research to clinical practice. She implements state-of-the-art approaches to study muscles, tendon and joints, and explores how exercise and physiotherapy enhance healing and relieve pain. Apart from conducting researches, Professor Fu also provides hands-on treatments to patients. She has been consistently invited by the National Sports Bureau of the Mainland China to oversee rehabilitation therapy plans for national athletes.

Peter Hung Endowed Professorship in Pain Management is endowed by H H Hung Charitable Foundation, which was founded by Mr Peter Hung Hak-hip, Honorary Chairman of Hop Hing Group, an industry-leading enterprise specialising in food processing, distribution and retail. The Foundation wishes to support talented researchers like Prof. Fu, who contribute to the advancements in pain medicine and pain treatment, while looking forward to the emergence of innovative, effective and affordable treatments that alleviate pain among patients and greatly improve their quality of life.

We hope like-minded philanthropists will witness the powerful impact of the Endowed Professorship Scheme in the appointment of the aforesaid professorships. Please contact Alumni Affairs and Development Office or browse the Scheme website for more information.

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