Malaysian Medical Physicist Wins Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award

Professor Ng Kwan Hoong is the first scientist from a developing country to have won the prestigious award presented by the UK-based International Organization for Medical Physics.

AsianScientist (Jun. 18, 2018) – Professor Ng Kwan Hoong, a faculty member at the University of Malaya’s Department of Biomedical Imaging, has been named the recipient of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award.

The award is bestowed by the UK-based International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP), and honors scientists who have distinguished themselves by their contributions in three areas: the education and training of medical physicists, medical students, medical residents and allied health personnel; the advancement of medical physics knowledge based upon independent original research and development; and the advancement of the medical physics profession in the IOMP-adhering national and international organizations.

Ng is the first scientist from a developing country to be honored with this award. He is a pioneer in radiation medicine and is credited for establishing the University of Malaya’s medical physics master’s program 20 years ago, the only postgraduate program outside of the UK and Ireland that is recognized by the UK Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine. He also contributed his expertise to the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster report.

In recent years, Ng’s research focus has shifted to breast cancer screening and he is exploring the use of artificial intelligence in medical diagnostics.


Source: University of Malaya. Photo: International Organization for Medical Physics
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