One of the former executive members of TYAN is recognized with the 2022 Underwriters Laboratories- ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women

Competing among 64 candidates under the topic Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Health and Safety, senior scientist Dr. Sok Ching Cheong, Head of the Digital Health Research Unit of Cancer Research Malaysia, and a former member of the executive committee of TYAN, was recently awarded $12,500 in recognition for her research. Her work tackles the high prevalence of oral cancer using AI-enabled technologies, such as mobile applications for early detection. Early detection in turn may lead to better health outcomes.

This award is endorsed by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Committee on Science, Technology, and Innovation (COSTI) in partnership with the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the UL Research Institutes (Underwriters Laboratories, Illinois, US). The award is conferred since 2014 to recognize women scientists who leverage their professional success, who expand the scope of their research endeavors, and who inspire future women scientists across the ASEAN region.

On behalf of the TYAN family we are very proud of Dr. Sok Ching Cheong on achieving such an important distinction!

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