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Dr K C Lun
Dr KC Lun is Chief Executive Officer of Gateway Consulting which he set up in October 2006 after retiring from a rewarding career in academia that spanned over 31 years. He currently also holds the appointment of Professorial Fellow (Health Informatics) in the Department of Information Systems, School of Computing at the National University of Singapore.
Prior to retirement in 2006, he was Professor at the School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University. He had helped to set up the School in July 2001 and served as its founding Vice-Dean (Academic) and Professor from 2001 to 2005. At NTU, he had also briefly served as Dean of Admissions in 2005. Prior to joining NTU, Dr Lun was an academic staff of the Dept of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine at the National University of Singapore from 1976-2001 and Director of the NUS Medical Informatics Program from 1996-2001. The MIP was jointly funded by the National Science and Technology Board (now renamed as A*STAR) and the Ministry of Education as a strategic research program to conduct upstream, basic research and to build core capability in medical informatics. At NUS, he also taught biostatistics and medical computing to medical undergraduates and postgraduates (since 1976) and pioneered the use of computer-based approach to biostatistics teaching and problem-solving at the medical school (since 1982). In recognition of his efforts in promoting the use of IT in the teaching of biostatistics and the promotion of IT in medical education, Dr Lun was presented with the inaugural NUS Teaching Excellence Award for 'Use of IT in Teaching' in October 1998. In the mid-1980s, Dr Lun developed an interest in medical informatics and his research work in this field led to the recognition of the NUS as the 6th World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Health Informatics in 1990.
Internationally, Dr Lun served as President of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) from 2001-4 and Founding President of the Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI) from 1994-7. He has made numerous contributions to the work of WHO, IMIA, IDRC, UNDP and several other international agencies as temporary advisor/consultant, mainly in the area of biostatistics and health informatics. Dr Lun was also the creator of the 'Cyberspace Hospital', the first virtual hospital on the World Wide Web, which was launched in May 1995 and accessed by over 120 countries worldwide. The virtual hospital was later replaced by 'Health ONE', a multilingual, multimedia health information resource funded by the National Computer Board of Singapore for implementation on the nationwide Singapore ONE network. For its pioneering work in the development of a multilingual, multimedia health portal on the Internet, 'Health ONE' was awarded first prize in the scientific poster competition of INET '98, an international conference on the Internet held in Geneva, Switzerland in 1998 and organized by the Internet Society.
For his efforts in promoting Singapore through his international activities in medical informatics, Dr Lun won the Singapore Internationale award presented by the Singapore International Foundation (SIF) in March 2001. On 2 August 2002, Dr Lun was one of the 5 recipients, selected from among 51 nominees, of the "Excellence for Singapore 2002 Award". The "Excellence for Singapore Award" was given by the Singapore Totalisator Board to "recognize and honour individuals, groups of individuals, or organizations that bring credit to Singapore by being among the best in their areas of activity in Asia or in the World" (award citation).
|Interview given to Healthcare Informatics (April 2001)|
|Feature on NUS News Website (April 2001)|
|Straits Times newspaper feature (November 2001)|
|Excellence for Singapore 2002 Award (ST 03 Aug 2002)|