Professor LEE Wing Yan Vivian

School of Pharmacy


Prof. Vivian Wing Yan LEE is currently the Associate Professor of the School and Assistant Dean (Student Development) of the Faculty of Medicine. Before her current appointment, she had worked as a hospital clinical pharmacist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in Los Angeles, USA. Prof. Lee received her bachelor of sciences degree in Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and her doctor of pharmacy degree in the School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California (USC). She had pursued post-doctoral training in Pharmacy Practice residency at the Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, USA.

Prof. Lee is dedicated for the clinical pharmacy development. She started the first clinical pharmacy clerkship program in Hong Kong as well as the overseas student exchange in clinical pharmacy with USC at CUHK. In addition, she tries to expand the roles of pharmacist through various innovative ways including the launch of the first interactive online drug information platform in Hong Kong-Ask My Pharmacist Online University Led drug Enquiry Platform (AMPOULE), the Paediatric Health: easy Access Resources on Medicines (PHARM) and the community pharmacy outreach program to cope with the demands of pharmaceutical care to improve medication adherence and chronic disease management in elderly patients of Hong Kong.


My Lesson in Teaching and Learning: TEACH and RCT

At The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), we nurture our next generation to be the future leaders of our society, and young people learn and grow academically and morally. I am fortunate to learn how to teach from many outstanding and excellent teachers as well as students at CUHK. Today, I would like to share with you two acronyms - “TEACH” and “RCT”. My teaching philosophy is “TEACH” - Teamwork 團隊合作, Engage 積極參與, Action 委身服務, Commitment 無私承擔 and Heart 全心全意. Teaching is our promise and commitment to students coming from the bottom of our hearts through various actions, engagements and teamwork! In the book of Proverbs of the bible, it said “The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.” It reminds me the importance of a good teacher and how one man affects another.

In addition, I believe RCT can co-exist: Research, Clinical Service and Teaching. Not only does RCT help me to achieve the teaching and learning objectives, it also motivates me to explore innovative ways for research and service development.