Professor Rosie Young 楊紫芝 is very special to HKU. She is a graduate of MBBS and MD, the first female Dean of Medicine and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Emeritus Professor and currently the Chairperson of HKU Foundation. She is a world-renowned educator and one of the foremost global authorities on endocrinology.
To celebrate her 90th birthday, $1.08M was raised to establish the “Rosie Young 90 Medal for Outstanding Young Woman Scholar” to honour her immense achievements and contributions to the University. The Medal aims to recognise and encourage talented young female academics to follow in her illustrious footsteps for many, many years to come.