Division of Education and Development Director's Biography
Yvonne Lau, MBBS, MBHL, PhD is the Director of the Division of Education and Development (DED) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). She joined OHRP in June 2014 from the Office of Extramural Research of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where she served as the Extramural Research Integrity Officer. Dr. Lau had also worked with the NIH Office of Extramural Program as Human Subjects Specialist and had served on the Institution Review Board of the MedStar Health Research Institute in Maryland. Prior to coming to the U.S., Dr. Lau was a Consultant Surgeon with the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong and founded Hong Kong’s first multidisciplinary breast center and breast cancer patient support group. Dr. Lau received her medical degree from the University of Hong Kong, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCSEd) in the United Kingdom and Foundation Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM). She obtained her Master in Bioethics and Health Law (MBHL) and her PhD in Bioethics from the University of Otago in New Zealand.
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