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Professor Lam, Tai Hing 林大慶

Title:
Robert Kotewall Professor in Public Health, School of Public Health
Professor (Clinical)
Professor: Chair of Community Medicine
Honorary Professor
Sir Robert Kotewall Professorship in Public Health

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Professor Lam, Tai Hing 林大慶

Title:
Robert Kotewall Professor in Public Health, School of Public Health
Professor (Clinical)
Professor: Chair of Community Medicine
Honorary Professor
Sir Robert Kotewall Professorship in Public Health

Also Cited As:
Lam, Tai-hing

Biography

Professor TH Lam graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong with the MBBS degree in 1975.  He got an MSc degree in medical sociology and an MSc degree in occupational medicine in 1980 and 81 respectively from The University of London.  He obtained his MD degree by research from The University of Hong Kong in 1988.  He was Head of the Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong 2000-2012.  He was Head of the Department of Community Medicine and Director of the School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, between 2000-2012 and August 2009-June 2013 respectively. He is Chair Professor in Community Medicine since 2000 and Director of Public Health Research Centre since 2004.  He was appointed Sir Robert Kotewall Professorship in Public Health, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong in December 2007.

Professor Lam is a fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational Medicine, the UK Faculty of Public Health, The London Faculty of Occupational Medicine, The Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Community Medicine) and The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.  Professor Lam was President of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine from 1997 to 2001.  He was Vice-Chairman of Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health and Co-Chair of Grant Review Board, Research Council, Health, Welfare and Food Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR Government.  He was appointed Justice of Peace in July 2005 and conferred Honorary Fellowship of Hong Kong College of Community Medicine in 2008.

He has been appointed by the World Health Organization as short-term consultant, temporary advisor or expert participant for about ten occasions. 

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
1995-01-01The UICC Tobacco Control Efforts in Asia. Certificate of Appreciation awarded by International Union Against Cancer.
Research Achievement
He, Y
Jiang, B
Huang, JY
Li, LS
Li, LS
Wang, J
Shi, QL
2009-12-25三等奖:吸煙和被動吸煙對心腦血管的危害及其致病機理研究: 中华医学会, Beijing, 2009年中华医学科技奖
Others
Jiang, CQ
Cheng, KK
Zhang, W
Lao, X
Liu, B
Zhu, T
Rao, RL
Cao, M
2010-01-29Guangzhou Biobank Project: Establishment and studies on environmental factors and major chronic diseases: First-class award at Guangzhou Scientific and Technology Progress Award, Guangzhou People's Government, Guangzhou
Research Achievement
2000-07-01Commemorative Certificate and Medal on achievement worthy of international recognition in promoting the concept of tobacco-free societies: World Health Organisation
Research Achievement
2003-09-28廣州市人民政府, 廣州,中國, 廣州市20萬職工接觸職業有害因素和吸煙與死亡相關的前瞻性隊列研究(科技進步類三等獎), 廣州市科學技術獎勵
Research Achievement
2007-09-29Excellent Research Award, Food and Health Bureau, HKSAR Government, Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Jiang, CQ
2009-10-20Best Poster Presentation Award: "中港合作成立廣州公共醫院戒煙門診": The 3rd Cross-Strait Conference on Tobacco Control, 20-21 October 2009, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health, Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Chung, SF
Ng, CHV
Ng, FY
Ng, TC
Ng, YM
Ngan, CP
O, SY
Shum, K
Siu, CW
Sum, KWH
Sun, CHN
1995-01-05A case control study on passive smoking and childhood hospitalization due to respiratory illness. Best Paper Award in Group 12 at Hospital Convention '95 on January 5, 1995
Research Achievement
2002-04-01Outstanding Research Award 2001-2002: University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
He, Y
Jiang, B
Huang, JY
Li, LS
Li, LS
Wang, J
Shi, QL
Jiang, Y
Chong, Q
2010-03-01Chinese Preventive Medicine Association, Beijing, 二等奖:烟草暴露的人群心脑血管病危害的流行病学研究, 中华预防医学会科学技术奖
Others
2009-10-20Contribution Award for Chinese in Tobacco Control is awarded to in recognition of outstanding contribution to tobacco control: The 3rd Cross-Strait Conference on Tobacco Control, 20-21 October 2009, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health, Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2014-01-01煙草暴露的健康危害、致病機理及戒煙干預研究: 北京市科學技術獎叁等獎, 北京市人民政府, Beijing, China
Research Achievement
Chung, SF
1997-10-14Work-related respiratory illnesses as perceived by the working population in Hong Kong: Silver Award of poster exhibit presented at The Ninth International Conference on Occupational Respiratory Diseases, 14 October 1997, Kyoto, Japan
Research Achievement
1998-05-28Achievement worthy of international recognition in promoting the concept of tobacco-free societies on World No-Tobacco Day: A Commemorative Certificate and Medal awarded by World Health Organisation in Rio de Janeiro, May 28, 1998
Research Achievement
Jiang, CQ
Kong, C
Cui, CA
Huang, HK
Chen, DC
He, JM
Xian, PZ
Chen, YH
1994-07-01A Study on the Byssinosis Syndrome in Guangzhou China. First Class Award on Medical and Health Science and Technology Achievement. Guangzhou Public Health Bureau, 1993
Research Achievement
2004-05-01廣東省人民政府, 廣東,中國, 廣州市20萬職工接觸職業有害因素和吸煙與死亡相關的前瞻性隊列研究(三等), 廣東省科學技術獎勵
Research Achievement
2000-07-01China Tobacco Control Award: Chinese Association on Smoking and Health
Research Achievement
Wang, C
Yang, GH
Weng, XZ
Xu, YJ
Xiao, D
Yang, J
Liu, XS
Pang, BS
Wan, X
2011-12-16二等奖:中國吸煙流行病學、健康危害與干預措施研究: 2011年中华医学科技奖, Chinese Medical Association
Research Achievement
2000-07-01University Teaching Fellowship 1999-2000 for teaching excellence
Teaching Accomplishment
2005-07-01Justice of Peace: Hong Kong SAR Government
Others
Li, SW
Lau, CP
Lau, CP
2011-12-16Best Original Research by Trainees Silver Medal 2011 (Abstract titled: PR Interval Prolongation is Associated with Endothelial Dysfunction, Arterial stiffness and Activation of Vascular Repair: Novel Pathophysiological Insights and Clinical Implications): Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2002-02-01Outstanding Research Student Supervisor Award 2000-2001: University of Hong Kong
Teaching Accomplishment
He, Y
2009-10-01Epidemiological study of tobacco exposure and its harmful effects on cardio- and cerebro- vascular diseases in the population: Chinese Preventive Medicine Association Science and Technology Award, second class award, Chinese Preventive Medicine Association, Beijing, 中華預防醫學會科學技術獎二等獎
Others
2007-09-29Distinguished Service Award, Food and Health Bureau, HKSAR Government, Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2004-03-29陝西省人民政府, 陝西省,中國, 冠心病危險因素及其相關機理的流行病學研究(壹等), 陝西省科學技術獎
Research Achievement
Abdullah, ASM
2006-05-22Project "Establishment of a pilot anti-smoking telephone hotline for persons who want to quit or to ask questions about smoking and health" (powerpoint presentation on 22 May 2006): Outstanding Health Promotion Project Award, Health, Welfare and Food Bureau, Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Ma, SLS
Fung, H
Shung, E
2000-05-07Correlation of socioeconomic/demographic variation with mortality and hospital admissions ratios (Poster Presentation): Hospital Authority Convention 2000, 7-10 May 2000, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Research Achievement
Suen, YN
Chan, WF
Lau, OS
2015-12-01Best Poster Award, Effectiveness of a Workplace Intervention to Promote Smoking Cessation in Hong Kong: The 6th Hong Kong International Nursing Forum, 10-11 December, Hong Kong
Others
Cheung, YTD
Lam, OBC
Kwong, A
Lai, V
2015-12-01Best Poster Award, Incentive-Based Smoking Cessation via Quit to Win Contest (2009) in Hong Kong: The 6th Hong Kong International Nursing Forum, 10-11 December, Hong Kong
Others
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