Press Releases

Press Releases

2020
HKUMed WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control updates on the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) and vaccine procurement
Press release: HKUMed researchers discovered that ORF8 and ORF3b are major targets of SARS-CoV-2 humoral immune response and can be used for more specific testing of COVID-19 infection
HKUMed research suggested that the serial interval of SARS-CoV-2 can be shortened substantially over time by non-pharmaceutical interventions
HKUMed WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control Releases Superspreading and Latest Epidemiologic Update of COVID-19
HKUMed researchers studied the modes of transmission of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and discovered a mechanism that may explain the temporary loss of sense of smell by using a golden hamster animal model
HKUMed researchers discovered novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) can infect more efficiently than SARS-CoV in human airways and eyes, implicating that eyes may be an important route of SARS-CoV-2 human infection
HKUMed research examines how Hong Kong managed first wave of COVID-19 without resorting to complete lockdown
HKUMed research suggested surgical masks could prevent transmission of seasonal coronaviruses from symptomatic people
HKUMed WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control releases real-time situation report by the instantaneous effective reproductive number (Rt) of COVID-19
Press Release: Public health laboratories in more than 40 countries and territories received HKUMed tests for COVID-19 detection
HKUMed WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control releases case fatality risk of COVID-19
HKUMed WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control releases real-time nowcast on the likely extent of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, and forecasts domestic and international spread – UPDATE
HKUMed WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control releases real-time nowcast on the likely extent of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, domestic and international spread with the forecast for chunyun

2018
HKU School of Public Health and the US National Academy of Medicine Launch the NAM-HKU Fellowship in Global Health Leadership
HKU School of Public Health and Hong Kong Cancer Fund Host the 20th International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) World Congress
Professor Gabriel Leung of HKU LKS Faculty of Medicine Elected Member of US National Academy of Medicine
HKU School of Public Health announced its findings on the effectiveness of school closures in mitigating influenza B epidemic in Hong Kong, 2018
HKU-Pasteur Research Pole advances the understanding of viral infection mechanism on dengue fever and related flavivirus diseases
HKU Professor Malik Peiris Named One of 10 "Science Stars of East Asia" by Nature
HKU to Collaborate on Biomedical Innovation with Institut Pasteur and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
HKU School of Public Health and Department of Pathology use new therapeutic strategy to improve the treatment of MERS
HKU School of Public Health leads the first comprehensive study of MERS coronaviruses in Africa
HKU School of Public Health and Department of Mechanical Engineering provided the direct experimental evidence of influenza transmission by both droplets and airborne routes
HKU researchers report high influenza vaccine effectiveness in Hong Kong, 2017-18 winter

2016
Professor Leo Poon receives Croucher Senior Research Fellowship from Croucher Foundation
Seminar on "Health Care Reform in China"
HKU Reveals that Dose-sparing of Yellow Fever Vaccine is likely to be an Effective Strategy to Extend its Supply in a New Modelling Study
Public lecture by Professor Zhong Nan-Shan on "From SARS to MERS and Zika: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward in Combating Emerging Infectious Diseases"
HKU School of Public Health hosts a Symposium on "Transmission and Control of Respiratory Pathogens"
The University of Hong Kong co-hosts a Seminar on Global Health Security: Climate and Environmental Threats
HKU takes a Leading Role in Global Commissions on Countering Infectious Disease Threats; Policy Recommendations will be considered in the World Health Assembly
HKU Reveals that Exposure to Particulate Air Pollutants is Associated with Cancer Mortality in a 13-year Local Study of Hong Kong Elderly
Collaboration among business, academic, social welfare and health sectors: Announcement of "Family Day 2016" cum Survey of "Mother's Day and Family Day Celebration in Hong Kong" Press Conference
Study on Environment and Physical Activity published by HKU scholar in The Lancet
HKU Reveals Novel Mechanisms by which H5N1 Influenza Virus Causes Acute Lung Injury in Humans and Discovers Novel Therapeutic Strategies
Asia Launch cum Seminar of the Report Recommendations of the Commission on a Global Health Risk Framework for the Future
FAMILY: A Jockey Club Initiative for a Harmonious Society Using Information and Communication Technologies and Family Well-Being in Hong Kong Press Conference
HKU and international research teams quantified influenza virus diversity and transmission in humans

2015
Latest study of HKU SPH faculty published in Science
HKU SPH co-organized the first International Diagnostic Training Workshop on MERS-CoV as held in Dubai, December 2015
Professor JSM Peiris as one of the founding members of the newly established Hong Kong Academy of Sciences
HKU School of Public Health hosts the Fifth Hong Kong Public Health Forum on "Extracting Meaning from Data: Cohorts and Deep Analytics" and pays tribute to Professor TH Lam
Three Faculty Members of our School named amongst the world's most highly cited researchers
WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control hosts lecture by Dame Barbara Stocking on "All you ever wanted to know about Ebola"
Plaque Unveiling Ceremonies of Two World Health Organization Units at Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU
Collaboration between HKU and Columbia University: Using Computer Model to Forecast Flu Outbreaks in a Subtropical Climate
FAMILY: A Jockey Club Initiative for a Harmonious Society Kick-off Ceremony of "FAMILY Holistic Health" cum Hong Kong Family and Health Information Trends Survey Press Conference
HKU leads the first health study in Asia which shows that long-term exposure to fine particles PM2.5 is associated with mortality in Hong Kong elderly
HKU Youth Quitline appreciates peer smoking cessation counsellors in the 10th anniversary celebration ceremony
Dr Benjamin Cowling receives Croucher Senior Research Fellowship from Croucher Foundation
HKU study identifies host factors that function as intracellular receptors to assist Dengue Virus egress
HKU scientists find the H7N9 influenza virus enzootic in poultry Study published in prestigious international scientific journal, Nature
Latest research findings on H3N2 influenza virus from HKU
WHO Launches HKU-Verified Hand Hygiene Programme Globally - Hong Kong Breaks "Hand Sanitizing Relay" World Record
HKU School of Public Health designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control

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