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Prof. Chien-Jen Chen


Prof. Chen, Chien-Jen received his Sc.D. in epidemiology and human genetics from the Johns Hopkins University (1983). He then worked as an associate professor (1983-1986) and professor (1986-2006) of National Taiwan University. He was appointed as the director of Graduate Institute of Public Health (1993-1994), founding director of Graduate Institute of Epidemiology (1994-1997), and dean of College of Public Health in National Taiwan University (1999-2002). He became a distinguished research fellow of Genomics Research Center of Academia Sinica (2006-2015), and was appointed as a vice president of the academy. He was appointed as the Minister of Department of Health (2003-2005) and Minister of National Science Council (2006-2008). He was elected as the 14th Vice President of the Republic of China (Taiwan). He is now a distinguished research fellow of Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica.

Prof. Chen has dedicated himself to molecular and genomic epidemiological research on chronic arsenic poisoning and virus-induced cancers over 35 years. His discoveries of multiple health hazards of arsenic in drinking water has led to the global awareness and prevention of the largest environmental calamity, and his research on end-stage liver disease risk prediction of chronic hepatitis B has pioneered the viral load paradigm in its clinical management. He has published over 730 scientific articles and over 75 books/chapters, which have been cited for over 85,000 times with an H-index over 135 (Google Scholar).

Prof. Chen has received many awards including Presidential Science Prize, the most prestigious science award in Taiwan. He was elected as an academician of Academia Sinica, a member of World Academy of Sciences, and a Foreign Associate (international member) of US National Academy of Sciences.


陳建仁教授


陳建仁先生在1951年出生於高雄縣旗山鎮,畢業於國立臺灣大學動物學系(1973)和公共衛生研究所碩士班(1977),並取得美國約翰霍普金斯大學理學博士學位(1983)。專長為流行病學、人類遺傳學、公共衛生及預防醫學。自美返國後,先後擔任國立臺灣大學副教授(1983-1986)、教授(1986-2015)、公共衛生研究所所長(1993-1994)、流行病學研究所創所所長(1994-1997)、公共衛生學院院長(1999-2002);行政院國家科學委員會生物科學發展處長(1997-1999)、副主任委員(2002-2003)、主任委員(2006-2008);行政院衛生署署長(2003-2005);中央研究院基因體研究中心特聘研究員(2006-2015,2020迄今)、副院長(2011-2015);中華民國(台灣)副總統(2016-2020)。

陳院士曾獲頒國科會傑出研究獎(1986-1996)、傑出特約研究員獎(2003)、教育部學術獎(1997)及國家講座(1997-2002)、中央研究院院士(1998)、總統科學獎(2005)、世界科學院院士(2005)、行政院一等功績獎章(2005)、衛生署一等衛生獎章(2005)、美國哈佛大學Cutter預防醫學講座(2008)、法國教育部棕櫚學術勳章(2009)、耶路撒冷聖墓騎士團騎士(2010)、國科會一等科學專業獎章(2012)、美國約翰霍普金斯大學Knowledge for the World獎(2012)、宗座聖大額我略爵士(2013)行政院傑出科技貢獻獎(2013)、中央研究院特等服務獎章(2016)、美國國家科學院國際院士(2017)、總統府中山勳章(2020)。