While the demand for healthcare services is growing drastically in Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has been playing an instrumental role in bringing significant new research breakthroughs to rehabilitation sciences over the years. H H Hung Charitable Foundation, founded by Mr Peter Hung, has provided a generous donation to establish the Peter Hung Endowed Professorship in Pain Management, to support PolyU’s continuous contributions to pain management research. Prof. Amy Fu, Associate Head of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Director of PolyU Rehabilitation Clinic, has been appointed as the Endowed Professor.
To express its sincere gratitude for Mr Hung’s generous support, PolyU held an appreciation lunch on 23 Sep 2022. The University places great importance on transforming research excellence into real-world applications and with the establishment of the Endowed Professorship, PolyU aspires to leverage its unique strengths to create breakthroughs in research to respond to societal needs.
H H Hung Charitable Foundation, founded by Mr Peter Hung, Honorary Chairman of Hop Hing Group, has been sparing no effort in supporting research on pain management. Mr Hung is looking forward to the emergence of innovative, effective and affordable treatments that alleviate pain among patients and greatly improve their quality of life.
Prof. Fu has been devoted to pain management for many years, serving people from elite athletes to frail seniors. The Endowed Professorship is an encouragement to Prof. Fu, further fuelling her academic passion. She believes more people will benefit from additional research on pain management.
With the support of donors, the Endowed Professorship Scheme recognises the achievements of distinguished researchers in their specialist disciplines and enables the Endowed Professors to explore and advance cutting-edge research projects for the betterment of mankind. The University hopes that like-minded philanthropists will also witness the powerful impact of the Endowed Professorship Scheme in the appointment of the professorship. Please browse the Scheme website for more information.