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2018-2019 UC Distinguished Visiting Scholar ~ Professor Paul PHAROAH

Professor Paul Pharoah, Professor of Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Primary Care and Department of Oncology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, will visit United College from 4 to 11 November 2018 as the College’s Distinguished Visiting Scholar in 2018-19.  The visit of Professor Pharoah is sponsored by the United College Endowment Fund.

Professor Pharoah obtained his medical degree from the University of Oxford in 1986.  He started his research in the genetic basis of cancer at the University of Cambridge since 1996.  He advanced through appointments from Senior Clinical Research Fellow to Reader in Cancer Epidemiology and then promoted to Chair Professor in 2012.  He has been the key persons in numerous cancer study projects in UK, across Europe and around the World.  His contribution is self-evident on reading this long list of publications.  Majority of them appears in high tier journals, like Nature, Nature series, Science, New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, JNCI, so on.  He has published over 500 papers and his H-index is over 100. During his visit to United College, Professor Pharoah will deliver two public lectures and host one night talk:

1. Lecture 1: Understanding why cancer tends to run in families?
Tuesday, 6 November 2018; 4:30 pm
Lau Chor Tak Lecture Theatre, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK

2. Night Talk: To be or not to be a scientist?
Wednesday, 7 November 2018; 7:30 pm
Si Yuan Amenities Centre, Lower Ground Floor, T C Cheng Building, United College
(for students of CUHK only)

3. Lecture 2: Are we ready for genetic testing in population?
Thursday, 8 November 2018; 4:30 pm
Lau Chor Tak Lecture Theatre, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK

All events will be conducted in English. For seat reservation, please register at

Lectures : https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=340232 

Night Talk : https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=5720332


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