Awards


CAFA Awards


2016

Achievement Award – Dr. Shiuan Chen Ph. D. (陳瑄)

Service Award – Dr. Yuan Yuan, Ph.D. (袁 媛 )

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Achievement Award – Dr. Shiuan Chen Ph. D. (陳瑄)

Dr. Chen received his bachelor degree from National Taiwan Ocean University and doctoral degree from the University of Hawaii. He is currently the Chair and Professor of Department of Cancer Biology, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, Duarte, California. Dr. Chen is recognized for his contributions in the functional characterization of aromatase in breast cancer and in the understanding of aromatase inhibitor (AI) response in breast cancer treatment. Aromatase is the protein that makes estrogen. Dr. Chen is also known for his research on the demonstration of anti-cancer properties of grape seed extract, mushrooms, pomegranate, and blueberries against breast cancer and prostate cancer. Importantly, he has successfully translated his research findings into several clinical trials. Furthermore, his group at City of Hope has recently developed a high throughput screening system, AroER Tri-Screen™, for identifying the testing chemicals that target estrogen receptor (ER) and aromatase. This screening system has been approved by the Tox21 program, NIH, for screening anti-aromatase endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Dr. Chen has served as the Chair of a 2007 Gordon Research Conference on Hormone Action in Development & Cancer and the Chair of the Ninth International Aromatase (2008) conference. He is also a co-organizer of the Taiwan Aromatase Conference in 2009. In 2012, he was inducted to the Portrait Gallery of Scientific Achievement for his scientific contributions at City of Hope. Furthermore, he was invited to be a member of the International Chinese Medicine Consortium, National Cancer Institute, USA. In 2015, Dr. Chen was awarded with a 4.8 million dollars from NIH/NIEHS/NCI for a five-year grant to study the impact of environment exposures during menopausal transition on the promotion of breast cancer. In 2016, he starts to serve as a mentor/contact for the Dragon Gate Program, Taiwan. Dr. Chen has published 243 papers and has mentored 10 graduate students, 32 research and surgical fellows, and several junior faculty members.


Service Award – Dr. Yuan Yuan, Ph.D. (袁 媛 )

Yuan Yuan MD PhD is an assistant professor specializing in breast oncology at the City of Hope Medical Center. She currently serves as principle investigator for multiple investigator-initiated phase I/II clinical trials in TNBC, including a novel androgen receptor (AR) targeted therapy in combination with immune check point inhibitor pembrolizumab, for which Dr. Yuan has pioneered. She was awarded Phase I Foundation Award in March 2017 to study correlative science of this novel clinical trial.

Her research interests are bi-fold. For her work in triple negative breast cancer, she focuses on translational and clinical studies investigating novel therapeutics in triple negative breast cancer (TNBC).  Dr. Yuan is a current recipient of an NIH K-12 Paul Calabresi Career Development Award for Clinical Oncology (K-12). She was awarded the STOP CANCER Career Development Award supporting her translational research in TNBC tumor evolution. To develop subtype-directed and PI3K-targeted TNBC therapeutic trials, I have formed collaboration with multiple collaborators at City of Hope in TNBC in vitro and in vivo models and cell biology research. Our recent work combining eribulin and everolimus in mouse models of TNBC was presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) 2015. Most recently, her study in paired primary and metastatic TNBC genomic study was presented at SABCS 2016. She has strong interest in pursue translational research understanding how to better precision medicine in the population of metastatic breast cancer. She have recently published on “genomic mutation driven therapy in patients with metastatic breast cancer- a single center experience”.

For the aging research, she received NIH R03 grant studying peripheral blood biomarkers of aging and its association with patient’s physical function and chemotherapy tolerance with the guidance of her mentor Dr. Arti Hurria. She is currently leading an investigator initiated clinical trial in geriatric population: phase II study of Neratinib, a novel tyrosine kinase inhibitor of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2) in patient 60 and older with HER2 amplified or mutated breast cancer. Primary clinical objective of this trial is to study the safety and toxicity profile of neratinib in older adults. Her recent manuscript titled “The association of pro-inflammatory (IL-6, CRP) and coagulation (D-Dimer) markers with functional status in women with breast cancer pre-chemotherapy” has been accepted for publication (The Oncologist).  Dr. Yuan also served as President of the CAFA in 2015-2016.


 

2015

Achievement Award – Dr. Leland W.K. Chung Ph. D. (鍾維國)

Service Award – Dr. Yate-Ching Yuan, Ph.D. (袁葉菁 )

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Achievement Award – Dr. Leland W.K. Chung Ph. D. (鍾維國)

Dr. Chung received his bachelor degree from National Taiwan University, doctoral degree from the University of Oregon Medical School, and postdoctoral fellowship from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Dr. Chung is currently a Board of Governors Cancer Research Chair, Professor of Medicine and Surgery and Director of Uro-Oncology Research at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) with a joint appointment in the Department of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles.  Prior to joining CSMC, Dr. Chung has served as a professor and held various administrative posts in pharmacology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, and/or urology at McGill University, the University of Colorado, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the University of Virginia, and Emory University.  Among Dr. Chung’s honors are: the Distinguished Service Award as the President of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America, Meritorious Achievement Award for outstanding contribution to the field of basic urologic research from the Society for Basic Urologic Research (SBUR), Life-time Achievement Award from the World Chinese Urology Society, Significant Contribution to National Cancer Institute Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program, AUA/AFUD Distinguished Preceptor Award, Distinguished Georgia Cancer Clinician and Scientist, Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars, Wu Jieping Medical Science Award, and Ben Rogers Award for Excellence in Research.  In the 2009 Fall Meeting, SBUR established a Leland W. K. Chung Lectureship in honor of Dr. Chung’s accomplishments as the leading prostate cancer translational scientist who pioneered the study of tumor-stroma interactions in urologic cancers and his mentorship of over 100 outstanding scientists and urologic surgeons around the world.

Dr. Chung’s group has established several widely used and clinically relevant prostate cancer metastasis cell and animal models.  His research discoveries in tumor-stroma interaction lead to the important understanding of tumor microenvironment interactions, cancer gene therapy and targeted therapeutics.  He and his students are responsible specifically for defining the biology, imaging, and targeting of cancer metastasis and tumor microenvironment interactions.  His research has been funded by National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, the Department of Defense, non-profit foundations and drug companies.  Dr Chung has published over 350 scientific papers, reviews, book chapters, and edited several books.  He also served and continue serve as editors and co-editor-in-chief of several medical and scientific journals.


Service Award – Dr. Yate-Ching Yuan, Ph.D. (袁葉菁 )

Yate-Ching Yuan, Ph.D. received her bachelor degree from National Chung Hsing University, doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and postdoctoral fellowship from the University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Yuan is currently the director of Bioinformatics Core Facility at Beckman Research Institute City of Hope medical center, who has been dedicated to advance the scientific understanding of cancer by establishing an interdisciplinary bioinformatics team to support high-performance computing research and promote multidisciplinary collaboration, bioinformatics training and education. Her core has been awarded NCI designated CCSG cores since 1997 and received highest “exceptional merit” score in 2012 NCI CCSG grant renewal.

For the past 20 years, She has been actively involved in Translational Research Information team, Biomarker Working group, and Research IS&T council committee to promulgate standards, optimize systems and minimize redundancy through continued integration of data, databases, applications and processes automation for enabling cost-effective collaborative translational research. The Bioinformatics core has established state of the art IS&T cyber-infrastructure with Petabyte scalable tiered storage solution as well as high-end parallel computational system to support high performance computing more than 400 researchers, graduate students, postdocs with more than 150 joined publications, grants, various phases of development on several successful new drug applications (NDAs), and led to 3 patterns in effective targeted cancer therapeutic agents for leukemia and pancreatic cancers.

Currently, she is an active board member who has worked closely with Dr. Tu-Nan Chang to re- establish current CAFA newly designed web site (www.cafasc.org). She also facilitated CAFA community forums and convention events together with president and board members of the CAFA Foundation to promote network, education and leadership training for future generations of southern California Chinese faculty association members.

 


2014

Achievement Award – Professor Thomas Lin (林文雄)

Achievement Award – M.D. Yun Yen (閻雲)

Service Award – Professor Shiuan Chen (陳 瑄)

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Achievement Award – Professor Thomas Lin (林文雄)

Dr. Thomas W. Lin, Professor of Accounting at the University of Southern California (USC) Leventhal School of Accounting for 40 years and the Marshall School of Business MBA Pacific RIM Education (PRIME) Program China Country Desk Officer for 18 years. He has also served as Director of Doctoral Program in Accounting for 5 years. During past 18 years, he has taught PRIME course and every year has accompanied about 40 Marshall MBA Program students to visit and doing research projects for 8 to 10 firms in China. His students have learned Chinese culture, history, China economic and political situations as well as doing business in China.

Dr. Lin’s research interests focus on cost management and greater China accounting. He is an internationally known scholar in the development of management accounting and control systems for improving business and management decisions.  He has published more than 110 papers, and four papers received best paper awards. He has published two co-authored textbooks: (1) Cost Management: A Strategic Emphasis, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 3rd ed., 2005, and (2) Advanced Auditing: Fundamentals of EDP and Statistical Audit Technology, Addison-Wesley, 1988.

Over the years, Dr. Lin has consistently served his school, the broader accounting profession and, in particular, the American Accounting Association (AAA). He has served on more than ten AAA committees and four editorial boards of AAA journals. His most enduring contribution resides in the relationships he has built with the Chinese academic accounting community.   In 1995, he helped accounting professors in sixty China universities to establish the Chinese Accounting Professors Association (“CAPA”), and conducted several management accounting research and teaching seminars during CAPA’s annual conferences. He has been the key link between AAA and CAPA. He has invited more than fifteen AAA Presidents and famous accounting researchers as CAPA annual conference keynote speakers. In recognition of his contribution, he received the AAA Outstanding Service Award in 2012. He also established the Chinese-American Accounting Professors Association of North America (CAPANA) in 1976 and helped to grow from about 30 members to more than 500 members. In 2013, he received the CAPANA’s first Honorary Fellow Award.

Dr. Lin is an active life member of CAFA, and has served as President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Campus Liaison Officer, Student Scholarship Committee Chair, and on the Board of CAFA Scholarship Foundation. He received 2003 CAFA Service Award.

Dr. Lin has a B.A. degree in business administration from National Taiwan University (1966), MBA degree from National Chengchi University in Taiwan (1970), M.S. degree in accounting and information systems from UCLA (1971), and Ph.D. degree in accounting from the Ohio State University (1975). He has experience as an internal auditor, a systems analyst, and a special assistant to the Chairman of the Board Mr. Yong-Ching Wang at Formosa Plastics Group in Taiwan, an auditor at KPMG Peat Marwick in Los Angeles, and an Independent Board of Director at First Commercial Bank (USA). Dr. Lin resides in Hacienda Heights; he has son William & daughter-in-law Claire with grandchildren Sally and Bradley as well as daughter Margaret & son-in-law Randy. They are all Christians.


Achievement Award – Dr. Yun Yen (閻雲)

Dr. Yun Yen, president of Taipei Medical Center, who has over 20 years of experience in new drug discovery and therapeutic drug development in cancer, and experience in leading phase 1/2 clinical trials and translational studies. Dr. Yen has studied inhibitors to target ribonucleotide reductase for many years and current focus is on using nanoparticle technology or small molecule to inhibit tumorigenesis.

Dr. Yen also has accumulated many years of experiences in improving the pharmacokinetics and genomic driven pharmacodynamics in cancer therapy. Dr. Yen was Cancer center associate director of City of Hope National Medical Center as well as Director of the Translational Research Laboratory, he have the ability to analyze whole genome sequencing of circulating tumor cells from patients.

Dr. Yen currently holds position as President of Taipei Medical University and adjunct professors at Caltech, National Taiwan University and Academic Sinica of Taiwan. He is also honored Endowed Chair of Zhejiang University, China. He is current International Affair Committee Chair of America Society of Cancer Organization and leads the consortium of global cancer medicine. Dr. Yen published 250 papers in prestigious journals such as Nature, Science, PNAS, and Cancer Research. He also wrote many books and chapters in cancer medicine.


 

Service Award – Professor Shiuan Chen (陳 瑄)

Shiuan Chen, Ph.D , professor at Beckman Research Institute City of Hope medical center, who has studied breast cancer for 26 years.  He is one of the three investigators who originally determined the gene structure of aromatase.  Aromatase is an enzyme that converts androgen to estrogen.  It has been found that abnormal expression of aromatase in breast cancer cells and/or surrounding adipose stromal cells has a significant influence on tumor development and growth.  Dr. Chen is the Chair of the Department of Cancer Biology at City of Hope.  Several translational research projects are being carried out in his laboratory.  Cell culture and animal models have been developed to identify the most effective ways to use aromatase inhibitors (AIs), and to evaluate new strategies in combination of AIs and other types of drugs that will improve efficacy and reduce side effects associated with the treatment.  Extensive research has been carried out to study why some patients fail in the treatment of AIs, and collaborations with clinical colleagues at City of Hope have been established to develop mechanism-based clinical trials with preclinical data generated in Dr. Chen’s laboratory.  Results from major clinical trials on AIs indicate that the use of AIs can prevent recurrence.  Dr. Chen’s laboratory has found that grape seed extract, mushrooms, and pomegranate contain anti-aromatase phytochemicals.  Clinical trials designed based Dr. Chen’s findings are being carried out at City of Hope.

Furthermore, Dr. Chen has found that blueberry has the potential to slow down cancer metastasis.  This line of research will help us find effective ways to reduce the incidence of breast cancer through dietary intervention and has received recognition nation-wide.  It is Dr. Chen’s goal that he will be able to characterize a group of superfood with defined protective effects.  He feels strongly that such knowledge is critically needed for the development of novel prevention strategies against cancer, such as breast cancer and prostate cancer.   Furthermore, Dr. Chen’s laboratory has developed a high throughput screening assay for identifying and testing environmental chemicals that can target aromatase and estrogen receptor, including certain industrial pollutants, pesticides, and detergents that can mimic hormones and stimulate breast cancer growth.

Dr. Chen has shared his expertise in numerous study sections for the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Army Breast Cancer Research Program, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Environmental Protection Agency.  In addition, he has served as the Chair of a 2007 Gordon Research Conference on Hormone Action in Development & Cancer, the Chair of the Ninth International Aromatase (2008) conference, a co-organizer of the Taiwan Aromatase Conference, and a member of the National Breast Cancer Coalitions’s Summit on Primary Prevention of Breast Cancer 2011.  He is a recipient of the Gallery of Achievement Award of Science (City of Hope), a Featured Research of the California Breast Cancer Research Program, and a recipient to the City of Hope Portrait Gallery of Scientific Achievement.  He was also the President of the Chinese-American Faculty Association, Southern California and a Board Director of the Chinese-American Engineers and Scientists Association of Southern California in 2007.  Currently, he is the President of the CAFA Foundation.  Dr. Chen has published 234 papers and has mentored 10 graduate students, 25 research and surgical fellows, and several junior faculty members.


 

2013

Achievement Award – Professor Cheng-Ming Chuong

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Achievement Award – Dr. Cheng-Ming Chuong

Professor Cheng-Ming Chuong received his M.D. from Taiwan University in 1978. He then obtained his Ph.D. from The Rockefeller University in 1983. Later he moved to the University of Southern California in 1987 and work on the development and regeneration of feather, tooth, and hairs. He is currently a professor of pathology and also serves as the Chair of Graduate Committee in Department of Pathology. Dr. Chuong has been invited to give many lectures in international conferences, prestigious universities and received many honors including the award for creativity in research by USC. In 2008, he was elected to the prestigious Academia Sinica, the National Academy equivalent of Taiwan.

Dr. Chuong directs the Laboratory of Tissue Development and Engineering (http://www-hsc.usc.edu/~cmchuong/ cmchuong@usc.edu) in the Department of Pathology, USC. The laboratory is manly supported by National Institute of Health and studies how stem cells are guided to form special tissues and organs of specific size and shape. Using the ectoderm as a Rosetta stone, his laboratory learned from nature how to mold stem cells into different ectodermal organs during development, evolution and stem cell engineering. He has promoted the concept of “topobiology” which is crucial for guiding epidermal stem cells into proper architectures. He demonstrated how the process can guide stem cells to the multiple forms of ectodermal organs. He is also one of the leaders of regenerative biology, and pioneered the work of regenerative hair waves, on how macro-environment can affect the regenerative activity of stem cells in vivo. He also carries out multiple discipline research by collaborating with robot engineers and mathematical biologists, thus provides new understanding in behavior of organ populations.

Dr. Chuong has published more than 170 papers on the biology of integuments in top journals, including multiple research papers and commentaries in Nature and Science. He publishes two books (Molecular Basis of Epithelial Appendage Morphogenesis; Fossil Birds of China) and two journal special issues (Development and Evolution of Amniote Integuments; Pattern Formation). He is an associate editor of J. Investigative Dermatology, Expt. Dematology and on the editorial board of Developmental Biology, J. Expt. Zoology. He is the course co-coordinator of Stem Cell Biology and Medicine in USC. He wrote chapters for textbooks on stem cell biology and regenerative medicine in English and in Chinese. He is frequently interviewed by the media for his work in stem cell biology and evolution and development of feathers and other integument organs. Interviews have appeared in Science Daily News, Business week, NPR, LA times, Chinese Daily news, etc. Most recently, his work was chosen to be highlighted in the annual meeting American Society for Cell Biology with news coverage by ABC, Fox news and interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QB7G1ivgtE&feature=youtube.


2012

Achievement Award – Professor Shien-Biau Woo

Service Award – Professor Yi Cheng

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Achievement Award – Dr. Shien-Biau Woo
Professor S.B. (Shien-Biau) Woo, the Founding President of the 80-20 Initiative for Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) and the former Lt. Governor (1985-89) of Delaware, is a retired professor in physics at the University of Delaware and currently the President of the non-profit 80-20 Educational Foundation (EF). He has dedicated himself tirelessly over the years through the nonpartisan 80-20 Initiative to help winning equal opportunity and justice for all APAs with a SWING bloc vote, ideally directing 80% of our community’s votes and financial resources to the presidential candidate endorsed by the 80-20, who better represents the interests of all APAs. More recently, through the 80-20 EF, he has focused his efforts to increase the community-wide awareness of the pervasive workplace discrimination against APAs and how to eliminate ultimately such discrimination with the proper political clout, such as the 80-20 voting bloc. He became an Independent in 2000 and pledged not to run for a political office or accept any government appointment for the rest of his life to assure his political neutrality.

He is listed in Who’s Who in America. A life-sized picture of him is displayed in Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. His was the Founding President of the Faculty Bargaining Unit at the University of Delaware, a Trustee of the University of Delaware, an Institute Fellow at the Institute of Politics, the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and the National President of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA). His bio can also be found in The Congressional Record of 2/5/2007.

Dr. Woo was born in Shanghai, China, and came to the United States from Hong Kong at the age of 18. He received his B.S., summa cum laude, in Mathematics and Physics from Georgetown College in Kentucky and his Ph.D. in Physics from Washington University in St. Louis in 1964. In 1966 he joined the faculty of the University of Delaware, where he became a professor of physics and astronomy until 2002. Married to Katy in 1963, they have two children, Chi I. and Chi Lan.


Service Award – Professor Yi Cheng

Dr. Yi Cheng obtained his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University and his Sc.D. in Instrumentation from MIT in 1977. After working one year as a National Research Council Postdoctor at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, and three years in electronic industry, he joined the faculty of the College of Engineering, Cal Poly Pomona in 1981, where he is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has served as Department Chair from 1998 to 2002. During the period, he provided excellent leadership in revamping the academic programs and worked with the faculty to establish a BS degree program in Computer Engineering, the first new undergraduate engineering degree in Cal Poly Pomona which was fully accredited by Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) over the last thirty years.

Dr. Cheng’s professional interests are in the applications of computer technology to solve real-world problems. He consulted for many companies, and designed numerous control and digital signal processing systems, including disk and tape control systems, the aircraft environmental control system, missile fin control system and fetal EKG filtering system. He also co-founded Peritronics Medical Systems, a clinical information system company.

Dr. Cheng served as Secretary (2008-2009), President-elect (2009-2010) and President (2010-2011) of Chinese American Faculty Association Southern California and currently is a board member, and Treasurer of CAFA Foundation.

 


2011

Achievement Award – Representative Judy Chu, Ph. D.

Service Award – Professor Jeffrey Wang

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Achievement Award – Dr. Judy Chu

Represntative Judy Chu was elected in July 2009 to the U.S. House of Representatives as the Representative of California’s 32nd District, which includes East Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley. She immediately got to work representing the interests of her constituents, voting on several environmental bills and working through the night on her first day in office during a marathon debate on the health care reform bill. She is a member of the House Judiciary, Education and Labor, and Government Oversight Committees.

Since then she has been heavily involved in crafting legislation to create new jobs, help small businesses and improve our nation’s education and immigration systems.

Congresswoman Chu’s career in politics spans 24 years. Prior to her election to Congress she served three terms as the Assembly member representing the 49th District, where she chaired the important Assembly Appropriations Committee. A lifelong educator, Congresswoman Chu taught community college classes in Los Angeles and East Los Angeles for 20 years. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology and a B.A. in mathematics.


Service Award – Professor Jeffrey Wang

Dr. Jeffrey Wang Jeffrey Wang obtained his B.S. in Medicinal Chemistry from the School of Pharmacy, Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, China and his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California. After receiving two postdoctoral trainings at the School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California and College of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, he joined the faculty of the College of Pharmacy, Western University of Health Sciences in 2003. He is currently Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Director of Graduate Education and Assistant Director for Bio-analysis and Pharmacokinetics, Center for the Advancement of Drug Research and Evaluation at the College of Pharmacy, Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Wang’s research interests are in the discovery and development of preventive and therapeutic agents for human diseases such as cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Wang is a co-inventor of several international and US patents and has published more than 40 research and review articles in journals and books in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, including Journal of Controlled Release, Pharmaceutical Research, Molecular Pharmaceutics, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, and Nature Medicine. Dr. Wang is a member of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, American Chemical Society and American Association for Cancer Research. Dr. Wang also serves as Vice President of the American Chinese Pharmaceutical Association, Chair of the Targeted Drug Delivery and Prodrugs focus group of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, a grant reviewer for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health, and a peer reviewer for many scientific journals, including Molecular Pharmaceutics, Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Wang served as Secretary (2004-2006), Vice President (2006-2007), President-elect (2007-2008) and President (2008-2009) of Chinese American Faculty Association Southern California and currently is a board member.


2010

Achievement Award – Dr. Alan Chao

Service Award – Professor David K. Ann

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Achievement Award – Dr. Alan Chao

Dr. Alan Chao received his Ph.D. degree in industrial and physical pharmacy from Purdue University in 1973. He received the degree of Honorable Doctor of Science from Purdue University in 2000 in recognition of his leadership and vision for the marketing and production of pharmaceutical products for human healthcare. Currently, Dr. Chao is Chairman and Managing Partner, Newport Healthcare Advisors, LLC. He is also the Founder and Chairman of Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“WPI”, NYSE), and has been Chief Executive Officer of the Company since August 1985 to September 2007.

During the last 20 years, Dr. Chao has lead Watson’s growth through internal R&D, licensing and acquisitions of pharmaceutical products/technologies, as well as mergers and acquisition activities, and has had strong business development, strategic planning and execution, as well as financial investment and operational management experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has led the planning and establishment of Watson Asia operations in Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API), Product Development and Manufacturing. Today, Watson has three distinct operating divisions: brand pharmaceuticals in Urology and Nephrology, the 4th largest retail drug distribution company, and the 3rd largest supplier of generic pharmaceutical products in the U.S. It employs close to 6,000 employees worldwide. Watson’s 2007 annual revenue was approximately $2.5 billion with earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) over $500 million.

On a personal side, Dr. Chao has contributed to the establishment of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and the H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Irvine, California campus. He also has contributed to the establishment of the Allen Chao Center for Industrial Pharmacy, located in the Purdue Research Park in Indiana, to provide leadership in pharmaceutical education, development and manufacturing. This first-ever, innovative learning program combines educational training with commercial-ready manufacturing experience.


Service Award – Professor David K. Ann

Dr. David K. Ann received his B.S. degree from National Taiwan University at 1978 and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Purdue University in 1985. He is currently Professor at Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope. After his postdoctoral training at University of California at Davis, he joined University of Minnesota School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology from 1988 to 1994. Dr. Ann moved to Los Angeles in 1994 and joined University of Southern California School of Pharmacy as an Associate Professor to Professor of Molecular Pharmacology & Toxicology and Medicine from 1994 to 2006. He is currently Professor of Molecular Pharmacology at the Beckman Research Institute City of Hope National Medical Center and Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Medicine at University of Southern California. Dr. Ann has trained 9 Ph.D. students and 8 postdoctoral fellows from his laboratory in the past 22 years. Dr. Ann’s research interests focus on the signal transduction and post-translational modifications in the health and disease states. Dr. Ann has published more than 80 papers in different areas of biomedical sciences, including in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Cancer Research, Proc Natl Acad Sci, Autophagy and Science Signaling. Dr. Ann has served as interim Chair of the Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Southern California and is currently Associate Chair of the Department of Molecular Pharmacology of Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope National Medical Center. Dr. Ann also serves as a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Medical Research Council of Canada, National Health Research Institute of Taiwan, National Science Council of Taiwan and Academia Sinica of Taiwan. He has served as President of National Taiwan University Alumni Association of Southern California.

Dr. Ann served as President of Chinese American Faculty Association Southern California from 2006-2007 and currently is a board member.


2009

Achievement Award – Professor Wei-Chiang Shen

Service Award – Professor Edward W. Hsieh

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Achievement Award – Professor Wei-Chiang Shen

Dr. Wei-Chiang Shen received his B.S. in Chemistry from Tunghai University, Taiwan, in 1965 and Ph.D. in Bio-organic Chemistry from Boston University in 1972. After his postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School and Brandeis University, he joined Boston University School of Medicine as an Assistant to Associate Professor of Pathology and Pharmacology from 1976 to 1987. Dr. Shen moved to Los Angeles in 1987, and is currently John A. Biles Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy. Dr. Shen has been the mentor of 18 Ph.D. students, 11 MS students, and 10 postdoctoral fellows in the past 22 years at USC. He has served as an external Ph.D. dissertation examiner for Dalhousie University, Canada, the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, the National University of Singapore, Singapore, and Andhra University, India, and is a Visiting Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Lanzhou University, China.

Dr. Shen’s research interests focus on the development of novel systems for improving peptide and protein drug delivery. He has published more than 120 papers in different areas of biomedical sciences, including biochemistry, cell biology, pharmaceutics, and immunology, and is a co-author of the textbook Immunology for Pharmacy Students. He is an inventor or co-inventor of 11 issued and 4 pending US patents in drug delivery. Dr. Shen is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Irish Drug Delivery Research Network, Ireland, and a consultant for the American Chemical Society TechCatalyst program. He has served as a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Medical Research Council of Canada, National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, Science Foundation Ireland, Israel Science Foundation, Estonian Science Foundation, and Hungarian Scientific Research Fund.

Dr. Shen is a Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) since 1992 and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) since 2000, and was the recipient of Eurand Award for Outstanding Novel Research in Oral Drug Delivery in 2002. He was the President of CAFA, 2004-2005.


Service Award – Professor Edward W. Hsieh

Dr. Edward W. Hsieh is currently Professor of Economics at the California State University, Los Angeles. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 1978 from National Taiwan University, and his Ph.D. degree in Economics in 1989 from the University of Houston, University Park. Dr. Hsieh joined the faculty at CSULA in 1989 and served as Department Chair from 2001 through 2007.

Dr. Hsieh’s academic training is in the areas of Public Finance and Public Choice. His research papers have appeared in such prestigious economics journals as the Journal of Urban Economics, Public Finance Review, Taiwan Economic Review, Atlantic Economic Review, Public Finance, Applied Economic, etc. During his tenure at CSULA, Dr. Hsieh also had opportunities to visit and teach at universities in Taiwan and China. In the past two years, he has been involved in the training of Taiwan’s tax officials, a program hosted by the Ministry of Finance of Taiwan. Dr. Hsieh was nominated and his name appeared several times in “The Who’s Who among American Teachers”. He is now on the roster of the Fulbright Senior Specialist Program.

Professor Hsieh has been active in community services in the past years. He was involved in the San Gabriel Valley Workforce Program sponsored by the James Irvine Foundation and was a long-time Board member of the Chinese American Professional Society (CAPS). He has given numerous speeches and presentations in seminars designed to provide expert opinions to local Chinese communities on current economic and business issues. Dr. Hsieh is also a key Board member of Lightning Taichi, a non-profit association targeting at promoting the health and psychological benefits of practicing Taichi Chuan. The organization frequently participated and performed in local community events and functions.

Dr. Hsieh joined CAFA in 2003, at the recommendation of Dr. Cindy Fang. He has served as CAFA Treasurer and Board member since then. Last year, he became Board member and Treasurer of CAFA Scholarship Foundation. Professor Hsieh is now the President Elect and will serve as the next CAFA President for 2009.


2008

Achievement Award – Professor Amy S. Lee

Service Award – Professor Lianlian Lin

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Achievement Award – Professor Amy S. Lee

Professor Amy Lee’s scientific background is in cellular and molecular biology, applied to the field of cancer research. Dr. Lee graduated in 1970 with a RA. in Bacteriology and Immunology (class valedictorian) from the University of California, Berkeley, USA. She obtained her Ph.D. in Biology from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA in 1975 and continued her postdoctoral training there in molecular genetics. She joined the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) in 1979 as Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and was promoted to Professor in 1988. From 1987 to 1996, Dr. Lee served as Director of the Gene Regulation Program at the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, which is one of 39 centers in the U.S. designated by the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. In 1997, she was appointed Associate Director of Basic Science, serving as member of the executive committee of the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and providing leadership for the Basic Science research programs and technology support facilities for the Norris Cancer Center. Dr. Lee is currently holder of the Judy and Larry Freeman Cosmetics Chair in Basic Science in Cancer Research at USC.

While Dr. Amy Lee was trained as a microbiologist and molecular geneticist during her doctoral and postdoctoral years, when she set up her own laboratory at USC, she pioneered an entirely new field of study now referred to as endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, which leads to an evolutionarily conserved adaptive response known as the unfolded protein response (UPR). The ER is the place in the cell where all the proteins that will ultimately be secreted or expressed on the cells’ surface are synthesized; it is also where calcium is stored. In the case of cancer, the UPR allows cancer cells to escape from immune surveillance and confers resistance to therapeutic treatments. Dr. Lee’s laboratory is the first to clone the genes coding for a set of ER stress-inducible proteins (GRP) which are regulated by glucose, oxygen and calcium in 1980 and during the past two decades has made numerous discoveries in understanding how these genes are regulated and their role in development, cancer and resistance to therapy, neurodegeneration and metabolic diseases such as diabetes and obesity. Dr. Lee is widely recognized as a leader in ER stress and her basic ground breaking research has yielded exciting novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to diseases.

For her research achievements, Dr. Lee has received the American Cancer Society Junior Faculty Award in 1980, the USC University Scholar Award in 1983 and the American Cancer Society’s Faculty Research Award in 1983. In recognition of the outstanding scientific merit and productivity of her research program, she received the prestigious MERIT Award from the National Cancer Institute in 1988. She was placed at the top 3 percentile of NIH grantees for extramural NIH funding over the last 25 years. Her research has recently been highlighted in Nature, Science, and Lancet Oncology. Dr. Lee has trained over 35 doctoral students and 25 research fellows and published over 150 research articles. She has given many invited talks at national and international meetings. Dr. Lee has served extensively on advisory and review panels for the National Institutes of Health and the American Cancer Society, as well as consulting the biotechnology sector. In recognition of her pioneering work on ER stress and its impact on cell and cancer biology, she was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences in 2006.


Service Award – Professor Lianlian Lin

Dr. Lian1ian Lin is Professor of Management at Management and Human Resources Department, California State Polytechnic University Pomona. She received her Ph. D. degree in business administration from University of Texas at Austin, LL.M. degree from University of Pennsylvania Law School, Master degree in International Finance from Fudan University, and Bachelor degree in Economics from Liaoning University, China. She was visiting professor at Peking University – Guanghua School of Management and Beida-Shenzhen Graduate School of Business. She frequently teaches advanced management training courses to Chinese managers and administrators. She was law faculty at Fudan University before coming to the US.

Dr. Lin is very active academically and professionally in various roles such as presenter, discussant, session chair, textbook reviewer, referee, editor, leader, and expert speaker on newspapers, radio and TV. She published articles both in English and in Chinese about management, international business, and law. Her articles appeared in top journals such as Yale Journal of International Law, Journal of University of Pennsylvania International Economic Law, and World Economy Journal as well as in books. Her article was on Top Ten Hit List for Intellectual Property Law at the US Social Science Research Network.

Professor Lin has involved in CAFA activities for over ten years and served as CAFA President during 2002-03. She is currently President of CAFA Scholarship Foundation since 2005 and working diligently for fundraising. She was President of Asia Pacific Faculty Staff Student Association at Ca1 Poly Pomona (2001-02), President of Chinese Scholars Association in Southern California (2004-05), and Chair of the Retention, Tenure, and Promotion Committee in her Department (2006-07). She received Outstanding Leadership Award and Public Service Award from professional organizations. Her profile has been included in several Who’s Who reference books such as Marques series, the American Biographical Institute, Cambridge International Biographical Center, Dictionary ofInternationa1 Chinese-American Who’s Who in the U.S.A., and Dreams Come True – 100 Outstanding Chinese in USA.


2007

Achievement Award – Professor Tony Chan

Service Award – Professor Cindy Hsing Fang

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Achievement Award – Professor Tony Chan

Tony Chan¡¦s scientific background is in mathematics, computer science and engineering. He received his BS and MS degrees (in engineering) from CalTech and his PhD (in computer science) from Stanford University, worked at CalTech (Applied Math) as a Research Fellow, and taught at Yale (Computer Science) before joining the UCLA faculty in 1986 as Professor of Mathematics. He became Chair of the Department of Mathematics in 1997. Currently, he also holds honorary joint appointments with the BioEngineering Department and the Computer Science Department at UCLA.

He was one of the principal investigators who made the successful proposal to NSF to form the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA, with a vision to promote collaborations between the mathematical sciences with the general scientific and engineering disciplines. He served as IPAM¡¦s Director from 2000-2001. From July 2001 to June 2006, he served as Dean of Physical Sciences at UCLA, overseeing a Division with over 200 faculty FTEs, 700 graduate students, 700 undergraduate majors and $70M annual federal research support. Since October 2006, he has been on temporary leave from UCLA to serve as Assistant Director of the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the National Science Foundation. The MPS Directorate encompasses five Divisions (Astronomy, Chemistry, Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences and Physics) and is the largest Directorate at NSF with an annual budget of just over $1B. He had served as founding co-Director of the Center for Computational Biology at UCLA, an NIH-funded interdisciplinary center under the NIH Roadmap initiative, until he had to relinquish that role to take the position at NSF.

He is an active member of many scientific societies, including the Society of Industrial & Applied Mathematics (where he is currently a member of the Board of Trustees), the American Mathematical Society and the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers. He has served on the editorial boards of many journals in mathematics and computing, including SIAM Review, SIAM J. Sci. Comp. and the Asian J. of Math and is one of three Editors-in-Chief of Numerisch Mathematik. He co-wrote the proposal to start a new SIAM Journal of Imaging Sciences and serves on its inaugural editorial board. He formerly served on the NSF Mathematical and Physical Sciences Advisory Committee and is a current member of the US National Committee on Mathematics, and represented the US to the 2006 General Assembly of the International Mathematics Union in Spain.

His current research interests include mathematical image processing and computer vision, VLSI physical design and computational brain mapping. He has published over 200 refereed papers and is one of the most cited mathematicians according to http://isihighlycited.com/. He has mentored over 25 PhD students and 15 postdoctoral fellows.

He has given many invited plenary talks at national and international meetings, including the 1989 SIAM National Meeting, the 2002 Joint Mathematics Meeting, the 2005 Asian Mathematics Conference, and the 2001 International Conference of Chinese Mathematicians. He has won two Best Paper awards (IEEE and ISPD). He has also served on many advisory committees, including the Lawrence Livermore National Lab, and the Hausdorf Center for Math in Bonn.


Service Award – Professor Cindy Hsing Fang

Dr. Cindy Fang is currently the Department Chair and Professor of Finance at California State University, Los Angeles. She received her Ph.D. degree in Finance from Arizona State University, Master degree in Public Finance from National Chengchi University, and Bachelor degree in Accounting from National Taiwan University.

Professor Fang has published numerous research articles and made research presentations in national and international Finance conferences. She has received the Best Research Paper at International Finance Award from the Southern Finance Association. One of her published article in Futures Pricing has received the best quality rating by the Anbar Electronic Intelligence. She has also received a number of grants and awards from California State University, including Excellence in Research Award, Outstanding Finance Professor Award, Faculty Development Award, and Innovative Instruction Award. She has frequently served as guest editors and reviewers for textbook publishers and numerous finance journals. She has been included in ¡§Who¡¦s Who Among American Teachers¡¨ for four years in a row.

Dr. Fang is very active in many professional organizations. She has served on program committees and student chapters committees for Financial Management Association, Eastern Finance Association, and Southern Finance Association. She is a member of the prestigious Financial Executive International and the American Investment Management and Research Institute. She has organized international academic conference, and served as program chair and proceeding editor for the Association for Chinese Management Educators. She is currently the President of the Chinese American Professional Society.

Professor Fang joined CAFA in year 1995 by the introduction of Professor Otto Chang. She has served as the Secretary and Vice President of the association for several years, and she is the CAFA President of Year 2003-04. During her tenure as the CAFA President, she initiated the CAFA academic Forum co-sponsored by the Culture Division of the Taiwan Economic and Culture Office. Since then, CAFA has offered two academic forums each year. She has also contributed a scholarship to memorize her beloved past father this year.


2006

Achievement Award – Professor Andrew C. Chang

Service Award – Professor Horng-Yi Lee

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Achievement Award – Professor Andrew C. Chang

Dr. Andrew C. Chang is a professor of soil and environmental sciences at the University of California, Riverside, and the Director of the University of California Center for Water Resources. He received his B.S. degree in agricultural engineering from the National Taiwan University in 1962, his M.S. degree form Virginia Polytechnic Institute and his Ph. D. from Purdue University in 1971.

Professor Andrew C. Chang has held a joint appointment as a faculty member in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and a researcher in the UC Agricultural Experiment Station at University of California since 1971. He has taught undergraduate courses in water quality, resources conservation and recovery, and professional development and graduate level courses in fate and transport of inorganic contaminants in soil and water systems and surface water quality modeling and simulation. He has directed the research programs of the Kearney Foundation of Soil Science.

His research focused on four general areas: namely, the fate and transport of trace elements in the soil and groundwater environment; the environmental chemistry of phosphorus in soils, water and sediments; the hydraulic and pollutant retention properties of soils and other porous media; and the management and regulatory aspects of reusing reclaimed municipal wastewater. His work has contributed to the technical areas of environmental chemistry and bioavailability of trace elements, water reuse and municipal sewage sludge handling and management, 31P NMR investigations of phosphorus in water, soil, and sediments, and NMR relaxation of water in porous media. The technical papers appeared in Journal of Environmental Quality, Soil Science Society of America Journal, Water Resources Research, Water Research, Water Science and Technology, Journal of Water Pollution Control Federation and others. He has collaborated with universities in Chile, Brazil, Taiwan, Korea and China for research and/or graduate student training. Dr. Chang is unique in that he has been very effective in translating research findings into national and international policy decisions. To this end he has contributed enormously to international agencies such as World Health Organization, United Nations Development Program, International Atomic Energy Agency, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and ultimately to the general public.

Professor Chang is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was the recipient of the Superior Service Award, Natural Resource and Environment, given by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and also received the First Place in the U.S. Environment Protection Agency Sludge Beneficial Use Award in 1991. Among his many services, he served on the review panel for the Department of Agricultural Chemistry, National Taiwan University, and for the National Research Council of the U. S. National Academy of Science. He was a convener at the 14th International Soil Science Congress, the chairman of the organizing committee for the 4th International Conference on Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements. Dr. Chang has given numerous invited lectures all over the world including the keynote speech at the 1992 CAFA Annual Convention.


Service Award – Professor Yorng-Yi Lee

My affiliation with CAFA began in the year of 1999 when professor Haw-Jan Wu, the former CAFA president of 1999-2000, invited me to join this fabulous team. I am most grateful to Haw-Jen for offering me this wonderful opportunity to serve this prestigious organization.

I served as secretary in the Executive Committee for five years and took the position of vice president from 2004 to 2005. I am currently serving as a board member. In the year 2000, in an attempt to reinforce the mission of rendering services pertaining to the Chinese community and to augment the public visibility of CAFA, the Board members reached a consensus to hold seminars facilitating the needs of local Chinese communities. Accordingly, I was in charge of the seminar on ¡§Roads to College¡¨ for two consecutive years in which we offered professional suggestions and advice to high school students and their parents. Furthermore, I have been actively involved in the Forum committee which was initiated in the year 2003. Our commitment is to organize and present academic symposiums conducted by renowned scholars and researchers to the public. In 2004, I arranged a trip to City of Hope, one of the national cancer research centers, and visited its new state-of -the-art hospital. Besides, I also served in the Faculty Grant committee for the years 2004 and 2005.

In addition to serving CAFA, my history of community service in the United States traces back to 1994. I was appointed to be the commissioner on the Commission on Aging by the City Council of Monterey Park from 1994 to 1997. During these years of voluntary service, I learned much about issues on aging and matters relating to senior citizens and their programs.

Over the past 35 years, numerous people have made every endeavor and donated their precious time and money to CAFA. My contribution, compared with theirs, is merely a drop in the bucket. Nevertheless, the valuable experience and warm friendships I have gained in CAFA are my most treasured rewards. I would like to take this opportunity to express my deepest appreciation to my dearest CAFA friends.


2005

Achievement Award – Professor Dominic Cheung

Service Award – Professor Andrew C. Yao

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Achievement Award – Professor Dominic Cheung

DOMINIC CHEUNG, Ph.D., Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and also of Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California (USC), is an internationally respected poet, scholar and a facilitator of East-West cultural exchange. He is best known for his several dozens of collected works of Chinese poetry and prose writing, mostly published in Taiwan, and for which he won several Taiwan national prize awards. As a scholar, Prof. Cheung is the author of several books, anthologies and numerous articles in both English and Chinese. His works range widely, from literature to literary criticism, from cross-cultural history to translations of Chinese into English, and of English into Chinese. For example, two of his anthologies introduce modern Chinese poetry and short stores from Taiwan by translating them into English; while a third one translates the works of ten contemporary American women poets into Chinese. And in 2002, the City University of Hong Kong Press in Hong Kong published his most recent book Matteo Ricci in China and Other Essays in Chinese. Here he shows how Ricci, the Italian Jesuit and the first Catholic priest permitted to live in Beijing during the late Ming period, facilitated the introduction of western mathematics, science and Christianity into China by first turning himself into a formidable Chinese scholar who won the respect of Chinese scholar officials at the Ming court.

Prof. Cheung, whose Chinese name in Romanization is Chang Ts’o, attended secondary school at the Kowloon Wah Yan College, an Anglo-Chinese school run by the Jesuit Fathers in Hong Kong. He then went to Taiwan where he graduated from the National Chengchi University with a B.A. in English Literature. His M.A. and Ph.D. are from Brigham Young University and University of Washington respectively. He has been teaching at USC since the 1970s, and at various times, served as chair of both the Departments of East Asian Languages and Cultures as well as of Comparative Literature. In recent years, Prof. Cheung has also served as visiting professor at the City University of Hong Kong, where he has been making frequent trips to the China mainland, to lecture and to participate in seminars. Prof. Cheung is, moreover, a collector and connoisseur of art objects and old manuscripts. Nothing delights him more than to make use of these visits into opportunities for touring museums, antique shops and archives and enjoying the view and, on occasion, the acquisition of cherished objects.


Service Award – Professor Andrew C. Yao

To the average individual, the duties of service to a group generally dictate giving of yourself unlimitedly and receiving minimal retributions in return for your selfless efforts. However, the return I have received from being on the board of CAFA has giving back to me tenfold. While other organization may seem dull and at moments a waste of your personal time, this is not so in the case of CAFA where the camaraderie and bonds of friendship gained between members is infinitely beyond all measures.

The beginning of my service career started at college where I began my endeavors to contribute. As a freshman, I was elected to serve as the chairperson of Associated Student Body serving the entire student societies at the university. Since those days, I have inherited an abundance of valued colleagues and personal lasting relations with individuals that I have encountered within those years. During my time of service to the China Youth Corps (±Ï°ê¹Î), I contributed my summer and winter vacations organizing gatherings, excursions and different activities, at various locations, for the purpose of training myself and giving happy times to the young students recipients of the program. I felt a great sense of self-worth in being able to provide a safe and entertaining social atmosphere for young adults for the purpose of enhancing their lives. As a junior, I was given a very highly honored award for my volunteering, the Honorable Service Volunteer of the Year (¼Ò½dªA°È­û¼ú) for my intelligence, tireless efforts, and dedication.

My history of service in the United States began with Lu La La, Overseas Chinese Youth Association, an organization I founded in 1980. Together with hundred of young volunteers and my efforts, we focused on serving all different age groups with in the Chinese communities of Southern California. Such services included summer camps and winter camps, cultural shows, art exhibitions, concerts, fund raising activities, hospital visitation to the ill, assistance with homeless population etc. It is true that a great deal of my valuable time during my youthful years were sacrificed, but developing and transitioning the Overseas Chinese Youth Association into a financially strong and active organization was truly worth the effort.

To express my personal feelings for my many years of servitude to all my societies of involvement, I have learned many valuable experience and gained infinite number of additional traits to my existence. Above everything else, I must say, above all, I value the lasting relationships that have come along and endured throughout the years.


2004

Achievement Award – Professor Cheng Hsiao

Service Award – Professor Haw-Jan “John¨ Wu

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Achievement Award – Professor Cheng Hsiao

Dr. Cheng HSIAO, Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California, is an eminent economist and one of the most reputable leaders in the field of panel data econometrics, both methodological and applied.

The first edition of his masterful monograph Analysis of Panel Data (Cambridge University Press, 1986) has been recognized as a standard reference and popular graduate text in the economics literature. He is also a coauthor of Econometric Models, Techniques and Applications, Second Edition (Prentice Hall, 1996), a coeditor of Analysis of Panels and Limited Dependent Variable Models (Cambridge University Press, 1999), and a coeditor of Nonlinear Statistical Inference (Cambridge University Press). He is also the author or coauthor of numerous journal articles.

His recently revised second edition of Analysis of Panel Data offers major additions covering non-linear panel data models dealing with truncated and censored panel data, sample selection problems, as well as providing useful overviews of unit root and cointegration in dynamic heterogeneous panels. The thorough discussion of theory and the judicious use of empirical examples should make this book useful to graduate students and advanced researchers in economics, business, sociology, and political science. This book is expected by leading researchers in the field to stay as “a landmark for the 15 years to come” just like the first edition which was viewed as a “necessary reading and a landmark” for the past 15 years. His contributions to econometric theory are profound and practical for applied researchers. Typically, his work employs an empirical problem as the point of departure. It is both insightful in the subject-matter area involved and intriguing in the new methods introduced to handle the typical aspects of specific case.

Dr. Hsiao received his BA from the National Taiwan University and his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University. Before he joined the faculty at the University of Southern California in 1985, he was a faculty member at UC, Berkeley, Princeton University, and the University of Toronto. As a visiting fellow or visiting professor, he has collaborated extensively with colleagues at many leading academic institutions in North America, Europe, and Asia.

He has also contributed substantially to the professional community by serving on the advisory board of many academic institutions and organizing committees for a number of international conferences. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and coeditor and Fellow of the Journal of Econometrics. In 1995, he was elected as an academician of the Academia Sinica in Taiwan. He served in 1998 as the President of the Chinese Economic Association of North America and, from 2002 to 2003, he served as the acting Chair of Economics at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Hsiao and his family reside in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.


Service Award – Professor Haw-Jan “John” WU

Dr. Haw-Jan ¡§John¡¨ Wu is an Associate Professor of Business at California State University Monterey Bay. Before joining CSUMB in 2002, he had taught at Whittier College and Penn State, and worked in the transportation industry in Taiwan. Dr. Wu received his Ph.D. in business logistics and marketing from the Pennsylvania State University, an M.A. in international management from the University of Texas at Dallas, and an MBA and a BBA from the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. His research interests include supply chain integration, international business, Asian and Asian-American businesses, and management education. He has published a number of research articles and made over 40 research presentations on management practices in many national and international conferences. John has work experience in military logistics, railroad transportation, and supply chain management from the various positions he has held before turning to academia. He has consulted with American and Asian organizations including Merck, Payless Shoesource, Conrail, Sony in Mexico, ZPMC in China, Taiwan Cellular and Chung-Hwa Telecom in Taiwan, and Pusan Development Agency in Korea.

Professor Wu¡¦s achievements have won him several awards and scholarships. He co-authored a paper that won an Instructional Innovation Award from DSI in 1992, and another paper that was selected the ¡§Best Paper¡¨ by Britain¡¦s MCB Press in 1993. More recently, he received an Irvine Foundation grant in 1995, a Union Bank of California grant in 1996, San Diego Community Foundation scholarship in 1997 and 2001, a USC Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBEAR) faculty scholarship in 2002, and a California State University Faculty Research Grant in 2003.

Dr. Wu is an active member in many community and professional organizations such as Asia Society, Asian Business League, Southern California Chinese American Faculty Association (President 99/00), Alpha Iota Delta, Decision Sciences International, Association of International Business, and AsiaNetwork. He also volunteered at Salinas Chamber of Commerce and several other local non-profits.


2003

Achievement Award – Professor Chih-Ming Ho

Service Award – Professor Thomas W. Lin

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Achievement Award – Professor Chih-Ming Ho

Dr. Chih-Ming Ho currently serves as UCLA Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and holds the Ben Rich-Lockheed Martin Chair Professor in School of Engineering. He is the Director of Institute for Cell Mimetic Space Exploration (CMISE). He graduated from Mechanical Engineering Department of the National Taiwan University. After receiving his Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Ho started his career at the University of Southern California and rose to the rank of Full Professor. In 1991, he moved to the University of California, Los Angeles to lead the establishment of the micro-electro-mechanical-system (MEMS) field in UCLA and served as the founding Director of the Center for Micro Systems. To this day, the UCLA MEMS research has been recognized as one of the best in the world. He is an internationally renowned scientist in micro/nano fluidics, bio-nano technology and turbulence. In 1997, Dr. Ho was inducted as a member of the National Academy of Engineering. In the next year, he was elected as an Academician of Academia Sinica, which honors scholars of Chinese origin with exceptional achievements in liberal arts and the sciences. He has published 220 papers and holds seven patents, and has presented over 70 keynote talks in international conferences. He was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society as well as American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for his contributions in a wide spectrum of technical areas.

In addition to his academic accomplishments, he has made extensive contributions to the professional societies around the world. He has chaired the Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD) in American Physical Society, which is the leading platform in the United States for scientists interested in fundamental fluid dynamics. He is on the advisory board for AIAA Journal. He is a member of the IEEE/ASME JMEMS coordinating Committee. He was an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering and an Associate Editor of the AIAA JournaJ. He also has served as a Guest Editor for Annual Review of Fluid Dynamics.

On the international level, he has served on advisory panels to provide assistance to many countries and regions, France, China, Israel, Taiwan, and Japan, on the development of nano/micro technologies. Dr. Ho also has chaired or served on numerous organizing committees of international conferences on high technology topics.


Service Award – Professor Thomas W. Lin

Dr. Thomas W. Lin, Accounting Circle Professor of Accounting at the USC Leventhal School of Accounting and the Marshall School of Business MBA Pacific Rim Educatioll Program China Country Desk Officer, is an internationally known scholar in cost management and greater China accounting. He has published two co-authored textbooks: (1) Cost Management: A Strategic Emphasis, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2nd ed., 2002, and (2) Advanced Auditing: Fundamentals of EDP and Statistical Audit Technology, Addison-Wesley, 1988. He received the Best Papers Award at the 9th World Congress of Accounting Educators held in Hong Kong, November 2002 for his co-authored paper entitled Strategy, Choice of Performance Measures, and Performance. He also received the Rintaro Aoki Outstanding Papers Award at the Third Biennial International Accounting Research Conference held in Kobe, Japan, October 2000 for his co-authored paper entitled An Empirical Study of Management Accounting Practices in China. He has published more than forty articles in academic journals such as the Accounting Review, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Information Systems, and International Journal of Management Theory & Practice.

Dr. Lin is an active life member of CAFA, and has served as President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Campus Liaison Officer, and on the Board of CAFA Scholarship Foundation. He is the Founding President of the Chinese Accounting Professors Association of North America and an International Advisor of the Chinese Accounting Professors Association.

Dr. Lin has a B.A. degree in business administration from National Taiwan University (1966), MBA degree from National Chengchi University in Taiwan (1970), M.S. degree in accounting and information systems from UCLA (1991), and Ph.D. degree in accounting from the Ohio State University. He has experience as an internal auditor, a systems analyst, and a special assistant to the Chairman of the Board Yong-Ching Wang at Formosa Plastics Group in Taiwan, as well as an auditor at KPMG Peat Marwick in Los Angeles. Dr. Lin and his wife, Angela, reside in Rowland Heights, and have one son William and one daughter Margaret. They are all Christians.


2002

Achievement Award – Professor San-Po Li

Service Award – Professor Tu-nan Chang

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Achievement Award – Professor San-Pao Li

Dr. San-pao Li received his Baccalaureate degree in Political Science from Tunghai University, Taiwan in 1966, his A.M. in Regional Studies – East Asia from Harvard in 1970 and his Ph.D.in History from University of California, Davis in 1978.

Since 1967, he has been teaching Chinese history and language at various colleges and universities, including Harvard, Columbia, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Dickinson College, Boston College, and California State University at Long Beach (CSULB). At CSULB, he was the founding chair of the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies after he oversaw the merging of Asian Studies Program, Asian American Studies Program, and Chinese and Japanese Programs. In 1991, Dr. Li was invited by Tunghai University, Taiwan to serve as a Distinguished Visiting Professor and Chairman of the Political Science Department.

Dr. Li is the author of several important studies on K’ang Yu-wei, a leading reformer in modern China. He has published more than a dozen articles and reviews in juried professional publications. He is also completing a book-length manuscript entitled Moral Imperatives Redefined: Early Intellectual Radicalism of K’ang Yu-wei, 1858-1927.

Dr. Li is a recipient of CSULA’s “Meritorious Performance Award,” five times consecutively between 1985 and 1989, “Outstanding Professors” for 1984-85, and “Distinguished Facultv Teaching Awards” for 1995-96. In addition, Dr. Li is an award-winning and accomplished Chinese calligrapher whose works have been included in numerous exhibitions both in Taiwan and in the United States since the 1960s. He also served as the Conference Chair of the Second International Conference on East Asian Calligraphy Education held at California State University, Long Beach, August 11-13,2000. On numerous occasions since 1980, Dr. Li has been asked by the U.S. Department of State to be an official interpreter at important diplomatic conferences with the People’s Republic of China. They include the first and fifth “U.S.-China Joint Economic Committee Conference” (1980, 1986), the “U.S.-China Joint Conference on Health” (1982), and the joint “U.S.-China Conference on International Politics and Economy” (1985). President Jimmy Carter, former Secretaries of Treasury Miller and James Baker, former Secretary of Commerce Kluzniak, Ambassador Woodcock, Ambassador Winston Lord and U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop were among the dignitaries he has served as interpreter.

In yet another area of Dr. Li’s multi-faceted professional achievements, he has collaborated with Jeff Winters in the development of a number of highly sophisticated, innovative, interactive, and multimedia-based Chinese language and culturally-related software entitled respectively: “Pinyin Master: Interactive Tutorial for Mandarin Pronunciation and the Pinyin System” (released in 1998), “CyberChinese: An Innovative, Interactive, and Multimedia-based Chinese Course” (released in 2000) and “The Quintessence of China’s Cultural Heritage” (forthcoming). These software programs involve the employment of the state-of-the-art computer technology to create an effective instructional media in the teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture. Both the Pinyin Master and the CyberChinese have already been adopted by more than ninety universities and schools worldwide.


Service Award – Professor Tu-nan Chang

Dr. Tu-nan Chang, Professor and Chair of the Physics and Astronomy Department at USC, an elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the CAF A President of 1996-97, and the recipient of the CAFA achievement Award in 1998, is an internationally known theoretical physicist in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics. His scientific works include numerous review chapters and papers in books and leading scientific journals and a book on Many-body Theory of Atomic Structure and Photoionization. He has presented close to hundred seminars and invited talks in scientific meetings. Currently, he serves as the President of the Overseas Chinese Physics Association. He is also a member on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Theoretical Physics Division at the Center for Theoretical Sciences in Hsinchu, Taiwan and on the Advisory Committee for the Chinese University of Science and Technology in Hefei, Anhui. His past professional activities include membership on the APS Program, Nominating, and Fellowship Committees, his service on the Advisory Board of the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences of the Academia Sinica in Taipei from 1983-1996, and the organizing committee of many international conferences, workshops, and symposiums. In 1983, together with the late Professor Robert T. Poe, Professor Edward Yen, and other scientists in Taiwan, he contributed substantially to a feasibility study that eventually led to the Synchrotron Radiation Research Center in Hsinchu.

At USC, he became the first Asian American professor elected to represent its faculty in 1994 as the President of the Academic Senate until 1996. He was the recipient of a Raubenheimer Distinguished Faculty Award for excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service in 1998 and a Faculty Award for Distinguished Service by the Academic Senate in 2000. In 1990, he was recognized by the USC International Students Assembly as the Faculty Member of the Year. In addition to his numerous faculty committee assignments, he has participated actively as the advisors for ethnic student organizations and served on the Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration Committee in 1993-95.

He is an active lifemember of CAFA and has contributed continuously both in effort and financial resource. For many years, he has served on the Boards of CAF A and CAF A Scholarship Foundation. In addition to the development and the maintenance of the CAF A web page, he is also responsible for the establishment of the endowed Robert T. Poe Memorial Scholarship.

He received his B. S. degree in physics at Tunghai University in Taichung in 1966. He completed his Ph. D. work at the University of California, Riverside and joined the faculty at USC in 1975 after spending two years as a research associate at the University of Chicago. His wife, Hsiao-lin, works at the Molecular Biology Laboratory at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. They have two daughters, Amy Chia-Mae and Angela Chia-Loh.


2001

Achievement Award – Professor Nai-Chang Yeh

Service Award – Professor Otto H. Chang

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Achievement Award – Professor Nai-Chang Yeh

Nai-Chang Yeh is currently a Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Her research field is experimental condensed matter physics, with special emphasis on the investigation of fundamental physical properties of strongly correlated electronic systems and on precise measurements of certain fundamental physical quantities. She is best known for her research on a variety of superconductors, magnetic materials, and superconductor/ferromagnet heterostructures. She is also involved in the development of state-of-the-art frequency standards (with projected stability up to one part in 1017 ~ 1018 at microwave frequencies), based on superconducting-cavity-stabilized oscillators (SCSO). The SCSO can be widely used in space/astronomy/ cosmology research, and will be applied in her lab to high-resolution studies of superfluid phase transitions and Bose-Einstein condensation in helium. Another area of her current interest is to elucidate the quantum phenomena in strongly correlated electronic systems by means of different types of scanning-probe microscopy. These scanning microprobes are developed for atomically resolved imaging and spectroscopy of the surfaces and interfaces of electronic materials, multilayers, and novel nanostructures.

Yeh received her B.Sc. degree from National Taiwan University in June of 1983 and her Ph.D. degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in January of 1988. She was a visiting scientist at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center from 1988 to 1989, and joined the physics faculty of Caltech as an assistant professor in August of 1989. She was tenured as an associate professor in 1995, and promoted to full professorship in 1997. She is the first and still the only tenured woman professor in physics at Caltech, and is also the only Asian woman professor on campus. She has published over 80 research papers in refereed journals, and has also given over 80 invited talks at international conferences, workshops, universities, and also to the general public. Yeh received the Outstanding Young Researcher Award given by the Overseas Chinese Physics Association in 1998, the David and Lucile Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering from 1992 to 1997, the Sloan Research Fellowship from 1990 to 1992, and the Luise Meyer-Schutzmeister Memorial Award in 1986.

Yeh has been an active referee for more than 10 leading international journals in physics and for several federal funding agencies in the US and in other countries. She has also served as a member of the site visit committees to several National Laboratories in the US, and as an external expert to evaluate candidates for professorial positions at universities in Europe.

Besides research, teaching and professional activities, Yeh enjoys classical music, piano playing, Chinese literature, poetry, and calligraphy. She has been a resident of Pasadena, California since 1989.


Service Award – Professor Otto H. Chang

Born in Taiwan in 1951, Professor Chang has a B.A degree in Economics from National Taiwan University (1973), a Master of Accounting Science and a Ph.D. degree in accountancy from University of Illinois (1980 and 1984). He taught at the University of Wyoming and Texas Christian University before he joined California State University at San Bernardino in 1991. Professor Chang’s teaching specialties are in financial accounting theory and practice, and international accounting courses, although he has also taught courses in governmental accounting, auditing, management accounting and taxation. His professional activities include more than thirty publications; some of them appear in major accounting journals, such as Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of American Taxation Association, and Management Accounting. He was the president of American Chinese Accounting Professors Association, Association for Chinese Management Educators, and Chinese American Faculty Association of Southern California.

Professor Chang has been on the Board of CAFA since 1992. He started his service to CAFA as a treasurer and was the Chair of the Scholarship Committee during 1993-1997. Because of his dedicated service, when the CAFA scholarship foundation was established in 1996, he was elected as a board member and the treasurer of the Foundation, handling all kinds of financial reporting and disclosure required for a tax exempt charitable organization under the State and Federal regulations. In 1998, he served as the president of CAFA and was reelected as the treasurer of the CAFA Foundation.

Otto Chang is married to Corinna Chang, whom he considered his best friend. Because they have no children, they have a lot of time to ponder about life. They became devoted Buddhists, avidly studying all sects of Buddhist philosophy and practices. He is more of a Ten-Tai follower, while she remains a Ch’an practitioner.


2000

Achievement Award – Professor Jean Chen Shih

Service Award – Professor Sunney I. Chan

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Achievement Award – Professor Jean Chen Shih

Jean Chen Shih, Ph. D. Boyd and Elsie Welin Professor, is an internationally recognized leader in the field of neurobiology whose research has stimulated important international collaborations and made pivotal advances to our understanding of neurotransmitter function. Her landmark contributions include the discovery of chemicals that aid in the identification of brain proteins, the pioneering of techniques in protein chemistry, and the isolation of the genes coding for serotonin receptors and monoamine oxidase (MAO), both of which play key roles in regulating brain function.

Professor Shih and her colleagues have also established a link between genes and behavior, one of the most significant developments of recent years. This has significant implications for the development of therapeutic approaches and the early detection of brain disorders such as mental depression, Parkinson’s disease and impulsive aggressive behavior.

She has received numerous honors, including the prestigious Research Scientist Award and two MERIT Awards, the highest honor bestowed by the National Institute of Health. For the contributions she has made to neurobiology and the honor she has brought to USC, she received the 1999 USC Associates Award for Creativity in Research and Scholarship.

She was the Biological Division Director at the School of Pharmacy and served at NIH study sections for ten years. She has been elected as the Vice-Chair of the International Brain Research Organization, National Academy of Sciences, the President-elect for the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America and the Councilor for the International Serotonin Club. She has served on numerous advisory boards of international societies. She is active in teaching, professional and community services.

Shih Received her BS from National Taiwan University and her Ph.D, in Biochemistry from University of California, Riverside. She was a Postdoctral fellow at UCLA before joined the faculty at USC .

Her husband, John Chau Shih , is the founder and CEO of S-Y Technology Inc. They have two sons: Jeff, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and Jack, Computer Animator, South Park.


Service Award – Professor Sunney I. Chan

Sunney Chan is currently Academic Vice President of Academia Sinica in Taiwan and George Grant Hoag Professor of Biophysical Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology.

Sunney was born and raised in San Francisco, but attended high school in HongKong. He returned to the US for college, where he first enrolled at the University of San Francisco, and subsequently transferred to the Berkeley campus of the University of California. His early ambition was to become a Jesuit priest. However, due to family pressures, he entered Cal as a pre-med major, but quickly transferred to chemical engineering.

Sunney graduated at the top of his class with a B.S. in chemical engineering in 1957. He elected to stay on at Berkeley for his graduate study in physical chemistry. His thesis research was in the field of microwave and far-infrared spectroscopy, where he used these spectroscopic methods to work out the three-dimensional structure of molecules in the gas phase. This work led to the first example of a quartic “anharmonic” oscillator. Sunney completed this research for his Ph.D. in August 1960, a month before his 24th birthday.

Following Berkeley, Sunney went to Harvard University on a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to enhance his training in molecular physics. Here he did some of the first NMR experiments of complex molecules in a molecular beam in the laboratory of Professor Norman Ramsey. The postdoctoral training at Harvard was a turning point in Sunney’s career, as it did much to spark his interest in academic teaching and research.

In 1961, Sunney returned to California to become an assistant professor in chemistry at UC Riverside. His tenure there was short-lived, as within a year he was enticed to move across town to join the chemistry faculty at the California Institute of Technology. Here Sunney quickly moved up the ranks. In 1968, he was promoted to Professor of Chemical Physics; in 1976, Professor of Chemical Physics and Biophysical Chemistry; and in 1992, George Grant Hoag Professor of Biophysical Chemistry.

Sunney’s career at Caltech has spanned a total of almost 38 years. He is perhaps best known for his tour of duty as Master of Student Houses (1980-83); and his service as Chair of the Caltech Centennial Steering Committee, that planned the Caltech Centennial Celebration (1988-90). He also served as Faculty Chair (198789), and served twice as Executive Officer in Chemistry (1978-80 and 89-94). From 1979-88, Sunney was also Director of the National Science Foundation Southern California Regional NMR Facility.

In research, Sunney is best known for his development and applications of the methods of physics to probe and characterize the structure and interactions of biological molecules in solution. He was the first to use NMR spectroscopy to study the base-stacking of nucleic acid bases in aqueous solution, and to characterize the dynamics of a biological membrane in terms of a hierarchy of molecular motions. It is now common knowledge that the base-stacking interactions provide the vertical forces that stabilize the secondary structures of DNA and RNA in aqueous solution. The dynamical structure of the bilayer membrane is critical to the transport of solutes across the cell membrane as well as the efficacy of all sorts of processes mediated by proteins embedded within the membrane. In recent years, Sunney has turned his attention to unraveling the structure and function of molecular machines within living cells. He is particularly known for his many original and seminal contributions to our understanding of electron-driven proton pumps. His recent work on the isolation and characterization of an enzyme from methanotrophic bacteria capable of converting methane to methanol with high efficiency has also received wide attention.

In 1998, Sunney accepted Dr. Yuan T. Lee’s invitation to move to Taiwan to become Director of the Institute of Chemistry at Academia Sinica and to help him rebuild this institute into a world-class center for research in modern chemistry. Since July 1, 1999, Sunney has also taken over as Academic Vice President of the Academy. In his new position, Sunney has overall responsibility over academic standards and the development of research within Academia Sinica.

Sunney’s science and his intellectual leadership has been widely recognized by numerous awards and memberships in learned societies. However, Sunney is, perhaps, most proud of the some 80 graduate students and 60 postdoctoral collaborators whom he has trained and mentored over the almost 40 years of his scientific career. Many of his former students and postdocs have gone on to create important new areas of science and research, and many now hold influential leadership positions in academia and industry. Finally, aside from teaching and research, Sunney is also noted for his devotion to the welfare of Caltech undergraduates. In appreciation of his generosity, a group of Caltech alumni recently created and endowed an undergraduate scholarship in Sunney’s name.

Finally, over the years, Sunney has been active in community and public service as well. He was a founding member of CAFA, served twice as the CAFA President, and was recipient of the CAFA Achievement Award in 1990. He has also chaired the Caltech Y Board of Directors (1992-93) and the Board of the Chinese-American Chemical Society (1988-98). Sunney has been a regular consultant to the National Institutes of Health since 1970, and has served on many NIH Advisory Committees, including the Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry Study Section (1970-74), the Physical Biochemistry Study Section (1989-93), and the National Cancer Institute Review Board (1996-97). In addition, he is a member of many scientific advisory committees in the US and abroad, including the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, Academia Sinica, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. For many years (1983-98), Sunney also served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the prestigious journal devoted to the dissemination of original research results in fundamental and applied chemistry.


1999

Achievement Award – Professor Alice S. Huang

Service Award – Professor Wellington K. K. Chan

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Achievement Award – Professor Alice S. Huang

Dr. Huang is senior Councilor for External Relations and Faculty Associate in Biology at the California Institute of Technology. She sits on the Boards of AAAS, Johns Hopkins University, and the Health Effects Institute. She is, also, Chair of the Foundation for Microbiology and Chair of the Scientific Board of the Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology in Singapore. She is a member of the Food and Drug Administration Advisory Committee on Vaccines and Related Biological Products. She was previously Dean for Science at New York University and prior to that Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School.

Born in China, she grew up in the United States attending St. Mary’s Hall, Burlington, NJ, the National Cathedral School, Washington, DC, and Wellesley College. She received B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees (microbiology, 1966) from Johns Hopkins University. As a graduate student she was the first to purify and characterize defective interfering (DI) viral particles. Her postulate that these mutants play a major role in viral pathogenesis stimulated work on many viral systems and currently provides an important avenue for controlling diseases especially of plants. Her postdoctoral work at the Salk Institute with David Baltimore on vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) led to a later discovery of theirs at MIT of the VSV virion-associated RNA-dependent RNA polymerase which led the way to David Baltimore’s discovery of reverse transcriptase.

Dr. Huang was appointed Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School in 1971 and became full Professor in 1979. During that time she also served as coordinator of the Virology Unit at the Channing Laboratories of Infectious Diseases at Boston City Hospital for two years and Director of the training program funded by the National Cancer Institute on Virus-Host Interactions in Cancer for fifteen years. Her research focused on the molecular characterization of VSV: its viral RNA species and regulatory mechanisms during replication. She was the first to demonstrate that RNA and DNA enveloped viruses, including HIV and HSV. phenotypically mix their surface glycoproteins resulting in alterations of antigenicity and host range.

In 1979, Dr. Huang became the Director of the Laboratories of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital in Boston. There she established a unit working on viral diseases of pediatric patients under a Rockefeller Foundation Geographic Medicine Center Grant. She also initiated an AIDS unit which became the second NIH pediatric Clinical Trials Group.

Dr. Huang has been recognized by the American Society for Microbiology with the Eli Lilly Award in Immunology and Microbiology (1977) followed by election to that Society’s President in 1988-1989. She has honorary doctorates of science from Wheaton College, Mt. Holyoke College, and the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She served on the Board of Trustees of U. Mass and Shady Hill School. She is a fellow of the Academia Sinica in Taiwan (1991) and of American Women in Science (1998).

As an administrator Dr. Huang is particularly interested in education, in career mentoring, and in policy issues related to science and technology. Since coming to Caltech, where her husband David Baltimore is the President, Dr. Huang has joined the Pasadena League of Women Voters, the Board of the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, and the Pacific Council on International Policy.

Dr. Huang resides in Pasadena, California, and has one daughter in New York City.


Service Award – Professor Wellington K. K. Chan

Professor Wellington Chan received his B.A magna cum laude in History from Yale University, M. Litt in Oriental Studies from Oxford University, England; and A.M. and Ph.D. in East Asian History from Harvard University.

Dr. Chan joined Occidental College in 1971, and became a full Professor of History since 1985. He is currently the chair of the Department of History and an elected member of the Faculty Council at Occidental College. He has served as faculty representative to the Board of Trustee’s Committee on Institutional Advancement; and an elected member of Advisory Council to the President, Occidental College. As a widely recognized scholar in modern Chinese business history and Asian-Pacific entrepreneurship, Dr. Chan has published numerous books and journal articles and presented papers at international conferences in his field. He is the 1994 recipient of the Graham L. Sterling Award, Occidental College, by fellow faculty in recognition of his outstanding professional achievement, teaching, and service to the college. He has also received several national research fellowships and grants.

Dr. Chan is also active in professional and civic organizations. Besides his several board memberships, from academic journal and other scholarly organizations to civic ones such as the Chinese Council of the American Heart Association of Southern California, he is a life member and past president (1977-79) of our own CAFA, and for many years, has served on its board. He is also a founding board member of the CAFA scholarship Foundation, and served as its vice president (1995-96) and then as its acting president (1996-97).


1998

Achievement Award – Professor Tu-nan Chang

Service Award – Professor Kwang-wen Chu

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Achievement Award – Professor Tu-nan Chang

Dr. Tu-nan Chang, Professor and Chair of the Physics and Astronomy Department at the University of Southern California and the CAFA President of 1996-97, is an internationally known theoretical physicist in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics. His scientific works include a book on Many-body Theory of Atomic Structure and Photoionization and numerous review chapters and papers in books and leading scientific journals. He has presented close to hundred seminars and invited talks in scientific meetings. In addition to being an elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, he has served on its Program, Nominating, and Fellowship Committees. His other professional activities include membership on the Advisory Board of the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences of the Academia Sinica in Taipei from 1983-1996 and the organizing committee of many international conferences, workshops, and symposiums. In 1983, together with the late Professor Robert T. Poe, Professor Edward Yen, and other scientists in Taiwan, he contributed substantially to a feasibility study that eventually led to the Synchrotron Radiation Research Center in Hsinchu.

In 1994, he became the first Asian American professor elected to represent the faculty at USC as the President of the Academic Senate until 1996. At USC, he was recognized in 1990 by the International Students Assembly as the Faculty Member of the Year. In addition to his numerous faculty committee assignments, he has participated actively in the ethnic student mentoring and orientation programs and served on the Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration Committee in 1993-95.

He received his B. S. degree in physics at the Tunghai University in Taichung in 1966. He completed his Ph. D. work at the University of California, Riverside and joined the faculty at USC in 1975 after spending two years as a research associate at the University of Chicago.

His wife, Hsiao-lin, works at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after a long career at the City of Hope National Medical Center. They have two daughters, Amy Chia-Mae and Angela Chia-Loh.


Service Award – Professor Kwang-wen Chu

Dr. Kwang-wen Chu was born in Jiangsu, China in 1935. After completing his BA in Economics at National Taiwan University in 1958, he continued his education in the United States. He earned an MA degree in Economics from the University of Minnesota in 1960 and Ph. D. in Economics from UCLA in 1972. Dr. Chu has been on faculty at California State University, Fullerton since 1970. He is currently Professor of Economics at that institution. Professor Chu has written over twenty papers on Social Security, the Economics of Aging and Economic Development of Pacific Rim Countries and numerous book reviews.

Dr. Chu is very active in community services. He served as Oversea Chinese Commissioner for several years. Concerned about our next generation’s exposure to Chinese culture and tradition, he served as Chinese School Principal and Secretary of the Council of Chinese School in Southern California and later President of that organization.

Dr. Chu’s association with CAFA spanned over twenty years. He has been a member since 1976 and served as president twice: first in 1981-83 and then in 1991-92. The current CAFA constitution was amended and ratified during his 1981-83 term and starting use of organization name ‘Chinese-American Faculty Association of Southern California.” The first CAFA Directory was published using computerized file in 1982. Dr. Chu served on many CAFA committees, including Scholarship, Membership, Public Relations Dr. Chu is currently a board member of the CAFA Scholarship Foundation .


1997

Achievement Award – Professor Evelyn Lee Teng

Service Award – Professor Jimmy Hwang

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Achievement Award – Professor Evelyn Lee Teng

Dr. Evelyn Lee Teng received her B. S. in Psychology from the National Taiwan University and her Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford. She did her postdoctoral research in Psychobiology at the California Institute of Technology with Nobel Laureate Roger Sperry before taking a faculty position at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. She is now a Professor in the Department of Neurology where her chief responsibilities are patient care, teaching, and research.

Dr. Teng’s earlier research included the use of fish, chicks, rabbits, and monkeys to study the brain mechanisms for learning and memory. Her human studies have ranged from predicting hypnotizability and examining biological, social, and pathological factors in determining handedness to studying the functional specializations of and interactions between the two cerebral hemispheres. Her work has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Science, as well as various specialty journals.

In more recent years, Dr. Teng’s clinical needs for better neuropsychological assessment tools have channeled her research interests toward test development. One of her tests was adopted by the Canadian national study on health and aging. Another test won a biannual research award from the International Psychogeriatric Association in 1993. Dr. Teng is a consultant to several large research programs and a frequent reviewer for scientific journals and funding agencies. She has also been active in community service.

Evelyn is married to Ta-liang Teng, whom she considers her best friend. They have two grown children and have recently become doting grandparents.


Service Award – Professor Jimmy Hwang

Professor Jimmy Hwang was born and raised to a very traditional rural family in a tiny mountainous and isolated town in Hsinchu, Taiwan. During his childhood, he had to work daily with his family as a child labor in the rice field for years. With his farming experience in a village, he later wrote a series of articles about improving the living standard of neglected farm workers on the newspapers and journals. He received B.A. From National Chunghsing University, M.S. from National Taiwan University, M.S. and Ph.D. from University of Delaware.

In his early college years, Jimmy Hwang was chosen as one of 20 youth leaders by the National Youth Commission of Executive Yuan in Taiwan. He had high school teaching credentials on Mathematics and social science. He passed the National Senior Civil Service Exam and was a government employee in Taiwan. He later also passed a similar Federal Civil Service Exam in U.S. After finishing his Ph.D. program in 1984, he came to San Diego State University, where he was the coordinator of statistical computing programs and taught courses in the Department of Mathematical Science. He developed the first campus-wide computer proficiency courses for undergraduate studentsat SDSU. In 1991, he was recruited to California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) as the Director of Academic Computing and a professor in the department of Information and Decision Science. He helped restructure the infrastructure of academic computing at CSUSB, and received the service award of the year in 1994. He was a visiting scholar at University of Michigan in 1994 under the grant from U.S. Department Labor Statistics.

Later Jimmy Hwang became a full professor and the department chair of Computer Science and Technology at National University in San Diego. In the summer of 1996 he joined the research faculty in the department of medicine and pathology at the University of California, San Diego and served as the division head of biostatistics and clinical trials for the California Collaborative Treatment Group on AIDS research. He published over 20 papers in national and international journals.

He had been very active in civil and professional services. He served as the conference chair on academic computing. He was the founding program chair of the Inland Empire PC Users Group. He was also an elected board member of La Mesa Rotary Club. He had been on the board of our Chinese-American Faculty Association since 1992. His dedication to CAFA culminated in his becoming president of CAFA in 1995 and served as the president of CAFA Scholarship Foundation in 1996. His special contributions to our association include preparation and filing of articles of incorporation and non-profit recognition with the State of California and Internal Revenue Service for both CAFA and Scholarship Foundation.

Jimmy Hwang has two boys, Wender, 18, and Calvin, 12. Wender is a pre-med biology student at Johns Hopkins University and Calvin is a sixth grader at the La Mesa Middle School. His wife, Shuling, is a branch operation manager for General Bank in San Diego. They had known each other for more than 25 years.


1996

Achievement Award – Professor Michael M. C. Lai

Service AwardHenry W. S. Chi

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Achievement Award – Professor Michael M. C. Lai

Professor Michael M.C. Lai is a world renowned research scientist in microbiology. He is recognized for his seminal contributions in virology, including his recent works on hepatitis, demyelination, and murine coronavirus RNA synthesis. In addition to numerous seminars and invited lectures presented at national and international meetings, he was named the Foundation Lecturer of the American Society for Microbiology in 1987 and 1994 and the RNA Virus Divisional Lecturer of the American Society of Microbiology in 1990. He is also an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He has served on the Editorial Board for a number of scientific journals, including Journalof Biological Chemistry, Virology, Virus Research, Intervirology , Journal of Virology and Journal of Biomedical Science. He has also served on many advisory boards and scientific review committees for various research institutes and professional organizations. He has been recognized by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Burlington Northern Foundation, and the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America. He is credited with the training of a large number of Ph.D. students and research associates, including many faculty members at leading universities and research institutes. He was the President of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America from 1991-92. He was elected as an academician of the Academia Sinica in 1992. His most recent honor includes an Excellence in Teaching Award at the USC School of Medicine. He is also a CAFA life member.

Professor Lai was born in Tainan, Taiwan in 1942. He received his M.D. degree, Summa Cum Laude, from the National Taiwan University in 1968 and completed his Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley in 1973. He joined the faculty of the University of Southern California in 1973, where he is now a professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology.

Professor Lai and his wife, Dr. Cathy Hwei-ying Wung, reside in Pasadena and have two daughters, Cindy and Jennifer.


Service AwardHenry W. S. Chi

Mr. Henry Chi was born in China. He received his B .S. degree in Civil Engineering from Chiao Tung University, Shanghai, China 1946 and his M.S. degree from the University of Southern California in 1949. After graduating from USC, Mr. Chi worked for M.K. Goldsmith and Associates, a consulting structural engineering firm, later became Goldsmith, Chi and Associates in 1959. After Mr. Goldsmith retired in 1972, he became the president and chairman of the board of directors for Goldsmith, Chi and Associates, until his retirement in 1990. He is now a consultant to Hughes Aircraft Co. and several hospitals.

Mr. Chi has 40 years of professional experience in structural engineering. He was responsible for the design and construction of numerous large projects for the federal government, state and local governments, and commercial projects. Among them are: Recruit complex, Receiving and Service School Barracks for the Navy at San Diego, Missile Service Center at Seal Beach, residence halls for UC Santa Barbara, Franz Halls for UCLA, Engineering buildings for San Jose State University, Municipal Courts for Rio Hondo, West Covina, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and more,twenty schools for the Los Angeles Unified School District, City of Hope in Duarte, Kahala Mall Shopping Center in Honolulu, Litton Industry Headquarters in Beverly Hills, Holiday Inn in Hollywood, etc. During the last 20 years, his firm was structural consultant for Hughes Aircraft Co., Aerospace Corp., and Matell Corp.

Mr. Chi is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Fellow and Life Member of American Society of Civil Engineering and Structural Engineers Association of Southern California. He was one of the founders of CESASC and served as its first president. In the past, he has served CESASC as director, adviser, committee chairs for membership, honor and award, industrial relationship, advertisement, newsletter, and Scholarship Foundation’s first president. He is also a founding memberof CAFA Scholarship Foundation.

He also served as elder for the First Baptist Church of Redondo Beach. Since 1972, after the first trip to China he has been actively promoting U.S. China friendship.


1995

Achievement Award – Professor Ta-liang Teng

Special Award for Achievement and Service – Professor Sun-yiu S. Fung

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Achievement Award – Professor Ta-liang Teng

Dr. Ta-liang Teng is a world renowned geophysicist, recognized for his seminal contributions to seismology through numerous past and current seimic studies across the Pacific Basin from California to the Yangtze Gorge in China. He is the author of over one hundred research articles in leading scientific journals. He has presented numerous seminars and invited talks at national and international meetings, including a keynote speech at one of the CAFA annual conventions. He has served on many governmental and private earthquake councils and advisory committees, including the chairmanship of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica. He is also a member of many professional societies.

Dr. Ta-liang Teng was born in China in 1937. He received his B.S. degree in geology from the National Taiwan University in 1959 and completed his Ph. D. work in geophysics and applied mathematics at the California Institute of Technology in 1966. He joined the faculty of the University of Southern California in 1967, where he has been a full professor in geophysics and earth sciences since 1976.

Professor Teng was honored as the recipient of the Achievement Award by the Chinese Engineers and Scientists Association of Southern California in 1978. He is also an elected member of the Academia Sinica.


Special Award for Achievement and Service – Professor Sun-yiu S. Fung

Professor Sun-yiu S. Fung was born in Hongkong and came to the United States in 1953. He received his B. S. from University of San Francisco, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been on the faculty at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) since 1966, reaching the rank of professor of Physics in 1976 and chaired the Physics Department there for many years. His field of research is experimental high energy particle physics. In the last decade, he focuses his research interests on relativistic heavy ion interactions and leads a nuclear physics group conducting experiments at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Dr. Fung is also active in public service, especially to preserve Chinese Culture in Southern California. He has served on the Riverside Chinese Pavilion Committee, the UCR Chancellor’s Asian Pacific Advisory Committee, the Oversea Chinese Physicists Association. He received the Faculty Award for Public Service from the UCR Citizen University Committee in 1993. His continuous and dedicated service to CAFA is examplary. He has served as President, Vice President, President Elect, Convention Chair, Award Committee, Scholarship Committee, just to name a few.

Professor Fung and his wife Helen reside in Riverside and have two children, Eric and Linette.


1994

Achievement Award – Professor Ping-Ti Ho

Service Award – Professor Harry Hsiung


1993

Achievement Award – Professor Theodore Yao-tsu Wu

Service Award – Professor Lois W. Chi


1992

Achievement Award – Professor Phoebe Dea

Service Award – Professor Ruth Hsiung


1990

Achievement Award – Professor Sunney Chan