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Recognition for the Ennoblement of the Human Sprit in Academics, The Arts, and Human Welfare

2017 Laureates

  • Science
  • Sookyung Choi
    Professor, Gyeongsang National University, Korea
  • Professor Sookyung Choi is a world-renowned physicist in the field of particle physics. She discovered a new class of subatomic particles named the 'XYZ mesons'. These discoveries have motivated an active new area of experimental and theoretical investigations.

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  • Engineering
  • Jin Jang
    Distinguished Professor, Kyung Hee University, Korea
  • Professor Jin Jang is a global leader in the field of TFT displays. He demonstrated many of the world’s first TFT display technologies, including AMLCD on plastic substrate, flexible AMOLED, and transparent AMOLED, among others. His works have led the success of the Korean display industry.

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  • Medicine
  • Soonmyung Paik
    Professor, Yonsei University, Korea
  • Professor Soonmyung Paik is a leading expert in the field of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. He developed 'Oncotype DX', the first multi-gene prognostic test for breast cancer patients. Currently, this test is in clinical use and has helped to spare patients from chemotherapy side-effects.

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  • The Arts
  • Do Ho Suh
    Contemporary Artist
  • Contemporary Artist Do Ho Suh is a world-renowned contemporary artist showcasing original works of art that explore the universality of the world while appreciating esthetic aspects unique to Korea in the form of sculpture, visual and installation arts, and other diverse media.

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  • Community Service
  • Raphael Clinic
  • Raphael Clinic has been providing free medical care to migrant workers in Korea every Sunday since 1997. Treating around 230,000 patients from 75 countries in total as of 2016, Raphael Clinic practices true love for people, regardless of race or nationality.

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