The department would like to congratulate Dr Wan Kim Sui for receiving the Dr Wu Lien-Teh Public Health Award 2021. The award ceremony was held today, 21st January 2022 at Bilik Galeri, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya. It was attended by the Dean Faculty of Medicine, Professor Dr April Camilla Roslani, representatives from Dr Wu Lien-Teh Society, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Haji Mohamed Ismail Bin Merican, Dr Hoe Chee Peng, and Mr Ronald Quay Ong Guan, the Deputy Dean Postgraduate, Professor Dr Shahrul Bahyah, Head of Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Professor Dr Victor Hoe, and Dr Wan Kim Sui’s academic supervisors, Professor Dr Noran Naqiah Hairi, and Professor Dr Moy Foong Ming, and fellow faculty and department members.
Dr Wu Lien-Teh Award was established with sponsorship by The Dr Wu Lien-Teh Society, Penang. This society conducts research, promote, and support activities to appreciate the contribution and the legacy of Dr Wu Lien-Teh, a Penang-born hero who modernized medicine in China. This includes organising lectures, seminars and conferences related to the work of Dr Wu Lien-Teh especially those relating to the field of public health. This award is intended to give recognition to the best candidate for the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) programme in University Malaya effective from the 2020/2021 academic session for 5 years.
Dr Wan Kim Sui is the first recipient of this award. He graduated with Master of Public Health (MPH) from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya in 2017/2018 and pursued his doctorate studies with our faculty from 2019 till 2021. He has been an exceptional Doctor of Public Health candidate with his knowledge, both in breadth and depth, in the field of Public Health especially in subjects related to Diabetes Mellitus Epidemiology and Biostatistics is outstanding. He was supervised by Professor Dr Noran Naqiah Hairi and Professor Dr Moy Foong Ming.
He has been very proactive in the academic arena; he is an excellent researcher. He has presented his research work at conferences, and published several articles in refereed, high impact journals. He is passionate and a strong advocate for improving type 2 diabetes patients’ health. He has written more than 30 media pieces in many languages – English, Bahasa Melayu and Mandarin. Besides producing these media pieces, he has developed two infographics (both in English and Bahasa Melayu) which were shared by a social media influencer and the official social media page (Facebook) of the Seremban Health District Office.
Dr Wan Kim Sui is a natural leader. With a warm and pleasant personality, he enjoys working in a team. His excellent leadership qualities were evident when working in the UMMC Covid-19 Surveillance Room in 2020, he coordinated and published an article describing the Implementation of a COVID-19 surveillance programme for healthcare workers in a teaching hospital.
Congratulations, Dr Wan Kim Sui!
This write-up and video editing was made by Muhammad Haizril Arif Md Mokhtar, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya.