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Congratulations to four RS academics on being conferred Endowed Professorships!

31 Aug 2022

Dr Lam Tai-fai, GBS, JP (Chairman of the University Council; 1st row, 6th from right), Prof. Jin-Guang Teng (PolyU President; 1st row, 6th from left) and Dr Miranda Lou (PolyU Executive Vice President; 1st row, 5th from left) posed for photographs with Endowed Professors and donors at The Fourth Inauguration of Endowed Professorships.

RS faculties and colleagues attended the inauguration ceremony to share the joy and glory of our Endowed Professors.

RS faculties congratulated Prof. Hector Tsang (Cally Kwong Mei Wan Professor in Psychosocial Health, Chair Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences and Head of RS) and Prof. Amy Fu (Peter Hung Professor in Pain Management, Associate Head and Professor of RS) on their appointment.

RS faculties congratulated Prof. Hector Tsang (Cally Kwong Mei Wan Professor in Psychosocial Health, Chair Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences and Head of RS) and Prof. Amy Fu (Peter Hung Professor in Pain Management, Associate Head and Professor of RS) on their appointment.


We are delighted to announce that four RS academics, Prof. David Shum (Chair Professor of Neuropsychology and Dean of Faculty of Health and Social Sciences), Prof. Hector Tsang (Chair Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences and Head of RS), Prof. Margaret Mak (Associate Dean of Faculty of Health and Social Sciences and Professor of RS) and Prof. Amy Fu (Associate Head and Professor of RS), have been conferred Endowed Professorships by the University. The inauguration ceremony (i.e., The Fourth Inauguration of Endowed Professorships) was held on 31 August 2022, and RS faculties and colleagues attended the ceremony to share the joy and glory of the four Endowed Professors.

An Endowed Professorship represents the highest honour that a university can bestow upon their eminent academics and an enduring tribute to the donor who has established it. PolyU established the Endowed Professorship Scheme in 2012 to honour distinguished scholars for their outstanding academic and research achievements. With extra resources from the Scheme, Endowed Professors will be able to step up their excellent work in research and education. We are proud that at RS, the percentage of attaining Endowed Professorships by our academics is rather high compared to other schools/departments of PolyU.

Our heartfelt congratulations to the four RS academics on receiving such a prestigious honour! They have set a good example and a target for achievement for other RS and PolyU scholars.

Please see below for the four Endowed Professorships as well as the vision of the four Endowed Professors and their donors for the endowment. (Source: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/giving/priorities/research-and-innovation/endowed-professorship-scheme/endowed-professorships/?sc_lang=en)

 

Yeung Tsang Wing Yee and Tsang Wing Hing Endowed Professorship in Neuropsychology

“The Endowed Professorship will enable me to further promote the important role of neuropsychological research in understanding and preventing age-related decline in human brain functions.”

Prof. David Shum (Yeung Tsang Wing Yee and Tsang Wing Hing Professor in Neuropsychology)

“Our family hope that PolyU can advance and transfer knowledge for the benefit of mankind, specifically encouraging study and pioneering research in the realm of neuroscience and neurological rehabilitation.”

Madam Yeung Tsang Wing-yee Winnie & Ms Tsang Wing-hing

 

Cally Kwong Mei Wan Endowed Professorship in Psychosocial Health (Successive Endowed Professorship)

“Appointed as the Cally Kwong Mei Wan Professor in Psychosocial Health, I will further the study in mind-body exercises and other East meets West approaches, especially the application to elderly. I will also promote the development of assistive technologies to improve psychosocial health of people in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland.”

Prof. Hector Tsang (Cally Kwong Mei Wan Professor in Psychosocial Health)

“By establishing this Professorship, I hope to promote the research, development and application of new therapies and assistive technologies to improve people’s mental health, especially amongst the elderly, and to promote the importance of psychosocial health.”

Miss Cally Kwong Mei-wan, JP (Chairman, Cally K Jewellery Limited)

 

Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund Endowed Professorship in Rehabilitation Sciences (Converted from Endowed Fellowship)

“I will perform research to understand the brain changes underlying the functional improvement of people with Parkinson’s disease after rehabilitation. Based on these findings, more advanced physiotherapy treatment can be developed to promote patients’ mobility and to delay disease progression.”

Prof. Margaret Mak (Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund Professor in Rehabilitation Sciences)

“As the only tertiary institution in Hong Kong to offer Master’s programmes in physiotherapy and occupational therapy, PolyU has cultivated a group of professional and dedicated therapists. We hope to promote further development of rehabilitation sciences for the benefit of patients.”

― Dr David Mong (Chairman and Group CEO, Shun Hing Group)

 

Peter Hung Endowed Professorship in Pain Management

“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)

“We wish to contribute to the development of pain medicine by promoting high quality pain education and pain treatment training, conducting innovative research, and offering the best integrated holistic practices of pain medicine in an affordable way to the general public.”

― Mr Peter Hung (Founder, H H Hung Charitable Foundation)



Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

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