Double Recognition for Medical Informatics Professor

NUS Associate Professor Lun Kwok Chan has been appointed the 10th President of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), an international organisation which aims to promote health care and biomedical research. Prof Lun holds the distinction of being the second Asian to be appointed President of IMIA. He will take office in September 2001.

Prof Lun's inaugural IMIA Presidential address in London come September will provide the opportunity to showcase the application of medical informatics in Singapore. His address will cover the development and use of informatics in the field of medicine and the life sciences, the impact on health care, the broadband Singapore ONE infrastructure, and how his research in telemedicine leverages on this infrastructure.

Prof Lun was also recently awarded a Singapore Internationale Grant by the Singapore International Foundation. The grant is given to help Singaporeans from all fields of expertise to promote work that reflects Singapore's uniqueness and brings greater international awareness and recognition to Singapore.

The grant is an acknowledgment of his contribution in increasing international awareness of Singapore's work in life science research.

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Text: Office of Corporate Communications
Photograph: Courtesy of A/P Lun
Date: 9 May 2001