Outstanding Science Alumni Award 2009
Cheung Yin Bun
MSc 2003 Statistics
Head, Biostatistics, Singapore Clinical Research Institute
Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
Adjunct Professor of International Health, University of Tampere, Finland
Professor CHEUNG Yin Bun graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science (Honors) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1992. Over the next decade, he developed a successful career in medical statistics and epidemiology, while concurrently and successfully obtaining an MSc in Medical Demography from University of London, a Graduate Diploma in Statistics from the Royal Statistical Society in the United Kingdom, a PhD in Paediatrics from University of Hong Kong and a MSc in Statistics from the National University of Singapore.
As a practicing epidemiologist and biostatistician he has worked in health service organisations and universities in Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom, and has participated in projects in African and Asian countries. He has taught courses in behavioral sciences, epidemiology, clinical trials and medical statistics, and served as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator in numerous projects in the areas of Paediatric Epidemiology, Quality of Life and Outcomes Research, and Applied Medical Statistics. As a prolific writer, he has authored or co-authored numerous international scientific publications. The overall aim of his career is to improve child health internationally by utilising his knowledge in research methods and statistics.
Prof Cheung presently holds 3 major appointments as Head of Biostatistics in the Singapore Clinical Research Institute, as a Professor in Duke-NUS Graduate School of Medicine and as an Adjunct Professor of International Health at Finland's University of Tampere.
Despite his heavy professional commitments, Prof Cheung remains true to his passion to assist the less fortunate in society. In 2005 he joined the Oxfam charity fund raising event in England and walked 100 km in 21 hours, raising 5,000 sterling pounds in the process. He also ran the Singapore marathon and half-marathon in 2008.
"I've never seen a project that is easy from the beginning."
In recognition of his accomplishments and contributions, the Faculty of Science