Jiwhey Chung Scholarship
Two “Jiwhey Chung Scholarships” are awarded in 2020 by the Seoul National University Alumni Association in the Chicago Area based on the scholarship funds contributed by the family of the late Dr. Jiwhey Chung.
The late Dr. Jiwhey Chung received his B.S. in Microbiology
from the Seoul National University, M.S. in Biology from the
University of Illinois, and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the
University of Tennessee. Following his research activities in
the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, he made
major accomplishments as a Professor in the Department of
Medicine and Biochemistry of the University of Chicago over
An example of his research accomplishments is show in the following publication:
Jiwhey Chung, et. al, “Isolation, Properties, and Mechanism of in Vitro Action of Lecithin:
Cholestrol Acyltransferase from Human Plasma,” Journal of Biological Chemistry, Vol. 254, No.
15, pp.7456-7464, 1979. https://www.jbc.org/content/254/15/7456.full.pdf
He also served as President of Chicago Chapter of Korean Scientists and Engineers Association
in its formative years, served on the Board of Directors of the Seoul National University Alumni
Association in the Chicago Area, and has been an active member of its Golden Club.
2020 Jiwhey Chung Scholarship Recipients
The following two candidates are chosen as the “Jiwhey Chung Scholarship” recipients based on
their major field similar to that of the late Dr. Jiwhey Chung:
- Lauren Kim, Harvard University, major in Bioengineering, Chemistry
- Christine Ha, Ohio State University, major in Biochemistry
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