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Creating Impact Across Disciplines: Prof. Rossa Chiu Speaks at Formal Hall Dinner


The first formal hall of the term was held on 19 September. Morningside College Fellow Prof. Rossa Chiu gave a talk titled “Science + Economics = Impact”.


Prof. Chiu presented the story of how her team’s groundbreaking research in non-invasive prenatal testing was confronted by a critical patent dispute. Through her personal story, Prof. Chiu discussed the importance of patents to scientific innovation and how a broader understanding of business can protect accessible medical care. At the end of the talk, Prof. Chiu encouraged students to broaden their thinking across disciplines and consider their potential to create a wider impact with their work, whether it be physical, creative, or intellectual.