KC Huang Programs

About KC Huang

KC Huang, dressed in labcoat, stands in front of book case and holds a book open.

Kee Chang Huang (1917–1998) was born in Canton, China, received his Bachelor of Sciences and M.D. degrees from Dr. Sun Yat–sen University, Canton, China, his Ph.D. in Physiology from Columbia University. Dr. Huang served as a Research Fellow in Pharmacology, National Institutes of Health in China from 1940–1946; Instructor of Pharmacology, National Shanghai Medical School, China, 1946–1949; Fellow and graduate student, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1949–1953.

Dr. Huang joined the University of Louisville in 1953, serving first as a research associate, subsequently was promoted to Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, and since 1988 Professor Emeritus; served as acting chairman of the Department on three occasions (1966–1967, 1973–1974, 1975–1976); and in 1962 became a citizen of the United States. Dr. Huang received a special NIH Fellowship; was named an American Medical Scholar by the Commonwealth Fund; was nine times selected as the Outstanding Basic Science Instructor by the medical students of the University of Louisville; twice received a Fulbright Professorship; received the first Distinguished Teaching Professor Award from the University of Louisville; received the Distinguished Visiting Professorship Award from Tianjin Medical College; and an Haihe Award of Honour by the Tianjin Municipal People’s Government.

The KC Huang Outstanding Graduate Student Award, the KC Huang Lectureship, and the KC Huang graduate student fellowship have been established in honor of Dr. Huang.

KC Huang lecture: Review of the actions of drugs acting on the autonomic nervous system