Choi, Eue-Keun, Professor
Eue-Keun Choi, a professor at Seoul National University Medical School, and medical advisor at JNPMEDI, won the grand prize of the "Yuhan Medical Award," Korea's most prestigious medical academic award boasting history and tradition.
The Seoul Medical Association announced on March 28 that it selected Professor Eue-Keun Choi (Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine) as the winner of the 55th Yuhan Medical Award, and Professor Song-cheol Kim (Department of Surgery, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, and Seoul Asan Hospital) and a clinical assistant professor Hyung-jin Lee (Department of Radiology, Yonsei University college of Medicine).
Professor Eue-Keun Choi, the winner of the grand prize, won the award for his study, "Lower risk of stroke after alcohol abstinence in patients with incidental fibrillation: a nationwide population-based co-hort study."
The Seoul Medical Association said, "We selected the winners in consideration of internal medicine, surgery, and each department to promote overall medical development. The Seoul Medical Association will also make active efforts to ensure that those who strive for medical development research have a chance to win the Yuhan Medical Award."
Established in 1967, the Yuhan Prize for Medicine has been the catalyst for numerous Korean medical advances and continues to serve as an inspiration for medical scientists dedicated to R&D. This is the oldest and most prestigious medical prize in Korea and has been awarded to more than 100 medical researchers.