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News and Events
bullet 20-Aug-2014
AoE CIR Seminar: The need for improved influenza vaccines: Evidence from household studies new
bullet 18-Aug-2014
Brainstorming Workshop for the RGC GRF/ECS 2015-16 organized by Centre of Influenza Research new
bullet 12-Aug-2014
PHRC seminar: “Survivorship Research 2014 - 2018, Danish Perspectives” new
bullet 29-Jul-2014
HKU School of Public Health to Coordinate a Theme-based Research Grant worth $75.06m
bullet 26-Jul-2014
Master of Public Health Farewell Party 2014
bullet 18-Jul-2014
HKU announces a “Children of 1997” cohort study showing breastfeeding’s impact on Hong Kong’s public health — Baby Friendly Action Joint Declaration signed on site to urge for immediate implementation of the HK Code
bullet 13-Jul-2014
Two Faculty Members of our School named amongst the World's Top Scientists
bullet 25-Jun-2014
AoE CIR Seminar: "Influenza A Viruses with Different Amino Acid Residues at PB2-627 Display Distinct Replication Properties in Virto and in Vivo: Revealing the Sequence Plasticity of PB2-627 Position" & "The Burden and Seriousness of Influenza Virus Infections"
Teaching and Learning

Registration opens for HKU's First Free MOOC "Epidemics" (September 2014 intake)

The University has been working on a series of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) named “HKUx” since joining edX. Among the first course to run on the HKUx platform will be "Epidemics", which is now open for registration at HERE. To learn more about this course, check out the video above. Further information about the course is also available at HERE.


Voices from Class of 2013's Graduates of our Master of Public Health Programme

To learn more about how our Master of Public Health Programme has helped transform the professional development and contributed to the intellectual pursuit of our graduates, listen to the sharing of two graduates from the Class of 2013, Dr Joy Leung and Ms Wendy Huang.


Year 3 MBBS Students ‘hit-the-streets’ to Promote Public Health Awareness

As the New Year begins,Year 3 MBBS Problem-based Public Health students, School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, ‘hit-the-streets’ in Mong Kok, the corridors of Queen Mary Hospital, Centennial Campus HKU, and a local secondary school to promote public health advocacy.

Further details of these health advocacy projects are at HERE.

Recent Publications



Lau E.H., Zheng J., Tsang T.K., Liao Q., Lewis B., Brownstein J.S., Sanders S., Wong J.Y., Mekaru S.R., Rivers C., Wu P., Jiang H., Li Y., Yu J., Zhang Q., Chang Z., Liu F., Peng Z., Leung G.M., Feng L., Cowling B.J., Yu H., Accuracy of epidemiological inferences based on publicly available information: retrospective comparative analysis of line lists of human cases infected with influenza A(H7N9) in China, BMC Medicine. 2014, 28;12(1):88. [link]


Mok C.K., Kang S.S., Chan R.W., Yue P.Y., Mak N.K., Poon L.L., Wong R.N., Peiris J.S. and Chan M.C., Anti-inflammatory and antiviral effects of indirubin derivatives in influenza A (H5N1) virus infected primary human peripheral blood-derived macrophages and alveolar epithelial cells. Antiviral Research 2014; 106: 95-104. [link]


Chiu S.S.S., Lo J.Y.C., Chan K.H., Chan L.Y., So L.Y., Wu P., Cowling B.J., Chen H.S.R. and Peiris J.S.M., Population-based hospitalization burden of influenza a virus subtypes and antigenic drift variants in children in Hong Kong (2004-2011), PLoS One. 2014, 9(4): e92914. [link]

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