Chan is an OU Professor and the Founding Director of The Hope Research Center at OU. He has written more than 150 scientific publications and has presented at numerous national and international conferences worldwide. Chan’s research is focused on hope as a psychological strength helping children and adults overcome trauma and adversity. Chan is the co-author of “Hope Rising, How the Science of Hope Can Change Your Life.” Chan holds Adjunct Professor appointments in the Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Pediatrics for the OU College of Medicine and the Department of Health Promotion Sciences for the OU College of Public Health. Along with the lesson of “hope,” is the presentation of our “Esther Award” that will be a step of hope for some sister in our community.