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Jiwhey Chung Scholarship

Jiwhey Chung
Jiwhey Chung


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 20 years.

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.

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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