The APAGE/JGH Foundation Clinician-Scientist Training Fellowship, jointly sponsored by the APAGE and the JGH Foundation, is to assist a medical graduate who wishes to obtain training as a Clinician Scientist in the broad field of gastroenterology and hepatology and related disorders in an APAGE member country other than his/her own.
The Fellowship in 2019 was awarded to Dr Hye Won Lee from Seoul, Korea. Dr Lee trained as a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at the Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea. Seeking to expand her understanding of basic and clinical research, Dr Lee has joined the Centre for Liver Health at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in February 2018 as a Visiting Scholar, and to commence her Hepatology Fellowship under the mentorship of Professor Vincent Wong, where she is currently conducting a research on “Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis”.
The Award Presentation of the Fellowship was held on 14th December 2019, during the APDW 2019 in Kolkata, India. A brief introduction of the Fellowship was presented by Professor Varocha Mahachai, Chair of the APAGE Award Committee 2019, followed by the presentation of the certificate of award to Dr Hye Won Lee, by Emeritus Professor Ian Roberts-Thomson, Chairman of the JGH Foundation, and Professor Dai-Ming Fan, President of APAGE.
Dr Lee hopes to grow as an investigator, conducting research that will truly help patients with chronic liver disease. In addition, she would like to contribute to the development of the APAGE, which provides great opportunities to clinician-scientists.