New Flowers

Obituaries

Kit Lau 

Kit graduated from HKU with a BSc degree in 1979 and a M. Phil. Degree in 1982.  After continuing her  study in Physics in the US she was awarded a PhD degree by Brown University. She then carried out postdoctoral research in Biophysics at the  University of California at San Francisco. Between 2010-13 she studied Program and Project Management at UC Santa Cruz. In  her career as a Biostatistician and Genetic Statistician, she worked at a number of biotechnology companies including Celera Diagnostics, InVentiv Health, VitaPath Genetics and finally as the Principal of TBS Analytics in 2014.

Kit was a lifelong member of the SF Chapter of American Statistical Association, having served as its President in 2012-2013, President-Elect in 2011-2012 and VP-Biostatistics in 2010-2011. She served as the President of HKUAANC until 2019 when she was forced to take a medical leave. She will always remembered for her enthusiasm, engaging personality and friendliness. She is survived by her husband John Brinck.

Raymond Li

Raymond graduated from HKU in 1967 with a MBBS degree. After training in pediatrics, neonatology and perinatology in the US he started his practice as a pediatrician in San Francisco. During his long service to the SF and, especially, the Chinese community, he has literally cared for thousands of children. He has served on the SF Chinese Hospital Board for many years as a member and, for one term, as the president.  He was very much involved in the fundraising effort to build the new Chinese Hospital.  When he retired in 2018 the City of SF named a Dr. Raymond Li Day in his honor. He was selected as the Grand Marshal of the SF Chinese New Year Parade. Outside his profession, he was involved in the promotion of classical music in SF and served on the Board of Trustees of the SF Symphony Orchestra.

He was one of the founders of our association and served as the Treasurer of the Board during the entire existence of the HKUAANC. He will be missed for his conservative fiscal policy which enabled the Association to provide free membership to all NC alumni all these years. In addition, he will be remembered as a gentle, warm and loving human being.

He is survived by his wife Wendy, son and daughter and several grandchildren.