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Our clinical, teaching and research facilities are located within the Prince of Wales Hospital, the main teaching hospital affiliated with the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the recently opened Hong Kong Children’s Hospital. As a department, we strive to improve the health and well-being of infants, children and adolescents through providing comprehensive health care, educating health professionals at both the undergraduate & postgraduate levels, and advancing knowledge through innovative research. Our Department is an internationally recognised centre for research in Allergy, Haematology & Oncology, Neonatology, Sleep Disorders and Virology in particular. We are committed to participating in the growth of world-class research through interdisciplinary & international collaboration, aimed at translating knowledge into better health outcomes & quality of life.

Our Department has nine clinical and two non-clinical academic staff with research interests in paediatric and child health topics, ranging from the basic science of stem cells, microbiome and respiratory viruses to clinical research on oncology, neonatology, allergic diseases and sleep-disordered breathing. Our flagship research programmes regularly attract substantial research funding from the Research Grants Council, Food and Health Bureau, Innovative and Technology Commission, non-governmental organisations as well as pharmaceutical and nutritional companies. The Department is a core member of the Hong Kong Hub of Paediatric Excellence (HK HOPE), which is the university-level, multi-faculty and interdisciplinary research institute for coordinating paediatric and child health research. Key basic, translational and clinical research activities of the Department take place at the Hong Kong Children’s Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital and the CUHK main campus.

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