International Medical University (IMU) is proud to announce the appointments of two existing members of staff in recognition of their individual merit and expertise. The University has also appointed a new staff member who brings with him years of experience and commitment. Prof Winnie Chee took on the role of Acting Dean, School of Heath Sciences effective 1 July 2015. Prof Winnie qualified as a dietitian with a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, and obtained her PhD in nutrition from the same institution. She spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher and project leader at the Nestle Research Institute, Switzerland for joint and bone health platform. She served as a Faculty at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia before joining IMU in 2008 where she was instrumental for the successful implementation of the dietetics curriculum, and was appointed the Associate Dean of the School of Health Sciences from 2013-2015. She currently also holds a conjoint faculty position with the School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Australia since 2012. Her specific areas of research are in bone health, renal and diabetes nutrition where she holds several external grants, published extensively and supervise post-graduate students. She is currently the President of the Malaysian Dietitians’ Association and key member of several expert committees on nutrition guidelines in the Ministry of Health; member of the Allied Health Professions’ Act working group for dietetics and expert panel for the Malaysian Dialysis and Transplant Registry. Prof Winnie is committed to lead programmes in the School of Health Sciences to reach excellence through producing work prepared graduates, service learning and research. Assuming the role of Acting Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences is Prof Chin Beek Yoke. Prof Chin received her degrees in Physiology and Toxicological Sciences from the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She continued her research at the Department of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, after completing her post-doctoral fellowship at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy in Richland, Washington, USA. Additionally, Prof Chin had a joint Faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School since 2006. She has published over 34 peer review journal articles and is an active member on 3 editorial boards. Prof Lin Xun who joined the University as a Professor in the Chinese Medicine Department, previously served as a Dean at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM). From his years of clinical experience of orthopeadics and traumatology, Prof Lin is well-known for the treatment of degenerative bone/joint diseases and for relieving pain in neck/shoulder/waist/leg. In addition to this, Prof Lin is also involved in clinical research. He has published more than 30 academic papers on medical education and teaching management. Prof Lin was awarded the Best Paper Award of Journal of Shanghai Higher Medical Education thrice. He was also awarded the Outstanding Youth Award in SHUTCM and Outstanding Hospital Administrators in SHUTCM. Many monographs and textbooks were published by Prof Lin as co – authors. Prof Lin has been teaching bachelor degree students for many years. He has been involved in many education research programmes as the principal investigator. He was awarded five Shanghai Municipal Teaching Achievement Awards as a key research team member.
Congratulations to Prof Winnie, Prof Chin and Prof Lin!
At IMU, the School of Health Sciences delivers programmes such as Nursing, Chiropractic, Chinese Medicine, Dietetics with Nutrition, Nutrition, Psychology, Medical Biotechnology and Biomedical Science.