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Dr. Moira Chan-Yeung

Director Emerita

Dr. Moira Chan-Yeung, MB, is a Professor Emerita in the UBC Department of Medicine and is the recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Achievement award from the American Thoracic Society, among other honours. She has been a driving force behind the collaboration of UBC, national and international scientists who are involved in epidemiological and basic science research of occupational and environmental lung diseases.

One of her many noteworthy contributions is her discovery of plicatic acid as the agent responsible for Western Red Cedar asthma. Since Dr. Chan-Yeung began her research in the Department of Medicine in 1968, she has published over 350 manuscripts and 5 books.