Public Health Screening 2014

The annual Public Health Screening (PHS) took place on the 11 and 12 October at Clementi Central this year and attracted more than 1,400 participant. Into its 9th year, PHS aims to promote health awareness by providing not only free health screening, but also public education, as well as follow-up health and social services. It has established itself as one of the largest free health screening events in Singapore.

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Ten Outstanding Young Malaysian (TOYM) Awards 2014

Heartiest congratulations to Dr Alfred Kow Wei Chieh on being one of the winners of the Ten Outstanding Young Malaysian (TOYM) Awards 2014! The awards accord recognitions to individuals whose dedication in their respective fields has resulted in exceptional achievements and significant contributions.

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Conferment of Provost’s Chairs in NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

The NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine is proud to announce the conferment of Professor Nicholas Gascoigne, Head, Department of Microbiology, and Professor Bay Boon Huat, Head, Department of Anatomy, as Provost's Chairs in recognition of their outstanding research quality and impact.

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Former Oon Chiew Seng Distinguished Visitor a Nobel Prize Recipient

The NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine would like to extend its heartiest congratulations to Professor John O'Keefe, University College London (UCL), on winning the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which was awarded jointly to Professor May-Britt Moser and Professor Edvard I. Moser.

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New biosafety laboratory to open at NUS

The new biosafety laboratory, located in the Centre for Translational Medicine (CeTM) building within the National University of Singapore (NUS) campus will be up and running in October. The facility has been designed to biosafety level 3 (BSL-3), the second-highest rating for such labs and allows scientists to work safely on bacteria and viruses.

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Neighbourhood Health Service 2014

Medical and nursing students volunteered at the annual Neighbourhood Health Service (NHS) in September this year to conduct door-to-door basic health screenings for over 700 residents in Taman Jurong, Eunos Crescent and Marine Terrace. In its eighth year now, the NHS has grown substantially in its efforts to help the poor and the aged and will continue its efforts in areas where residents need help.

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Instilling Ethical Values

Professor Alastair Campbell, the founding director of the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine's Centre for Biomedical Ethics, added ethics to the curriculum as a core subject for all medical undergraduates in 2006. He saw the importance of producing professional, ethically reflective practitioners who will put patients' interests first and who understand the medical laws well because of the rapid changes in medicine and society. The Centre, with a strong mission in ethics education for medical students, healthcare professionals, as well as active research, has been appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as Asia's first collaborating centre for bioethics under Professor Campbell's leadership.

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