UCSI University ramps up international linkage with Harvard attachment

UCSI University ramps up international linkage with Harvard attachment


KUALA LUMPUR: UCSI University continued its collaborations with top universities around the world after its top medical student was selected for an intercalated research year at Harvard University. 

The student, Cherish Chong Chiu Wern, recently completed the second year of her MD programme at UCSI University. She will now spend a year in Boston under Harvard Medical School’s Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Programme. 

During her time at Harvard, Cherish will be involved in cutting-edge research under the tutelage of Professor Dr Gordon H. Williams who leads the Hormonal Mechanisms of Cardiometabolic Injury Programme at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 

“I’m definitely looking forward to make a contribution,” said Chong. “Harvard is at the forefront of research and I’m sure this exposure will help me in my aspirations to be a clinician-scientist. 

“I’d like to thank UCSI University for making all the necessary arrangements. UCSI went out of the way to prepare me for this and I’ve received a tremendous amount of support.” 

The recent move comes on the back of a number of strategic tie-ups and exchange programmes between UCSI and leading universities in the Russell Group, Universitas 21 and Australia’s Group of Eight. 

UCSI University Vice-Chancellor and President Senior Professor Dato’ Dr Khalid Yusoff said that such collaboration provided invaluable opportunities for students and staff to be engaged in the pursuit of knowledge at its cutting edge. 

He added that more linkages were in the pipeline to enhance UCSI University’s engagement in research and development, thus heralding a new dimension to the University’s well-established profile.