The Unsweetened Truth

300 members of the public were educated on diabetes over a 2-day exhibition on 16 and 17 December. Several people with abnormal capillary blood glucose readings were picked up after going through the free capillary blood glucose testing onsite and got referred to the necessary family physicians or polyclinics.

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Project Runway to Hope

A group of students from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS and the Management Development Institute of Singapore organised “Project Runway to Hope”, a charity event to raise funds for the Arc Children's Centre, which caters to children with cancer and other serious illnesses, and also to give the children a memorable experience.

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Know more about palliative care through Project Happy Apples

Join Mervyn Lim Jun Rui and Lin Zhi Zheng Shawn, Phase III medical students of Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine to raise awareness on palliative care in Singapore through sharing the stories of hospice patients via a variety of creative media. You can also be a volunteer and support this great cause. Click on for more information!

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Awards and Appreciation Nite 2013

The inaugural Awards and Appreciation Nite 2013 was held on 25 November 2013 at NUS University Cultural Centre. It was a special evening of celebration as students were recognised for their achievements in area of academics, Arts and Culture, Community Service, Sports and Leadership.

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Wong Hock Boon Society 2013 – Thank You Mentors!

On 19 Nov, the Wong Hock Boon Society gave their special thanks to 11 research mentors. These mentors received the Wong Hock Boon Society Outstanding Mentor Awards for their commitment in nurturing our students in their research endeavours. The event was attended by students, mentors, speakers and guests.

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Creating an academic medical centre of impact

Academic medicine encompasses the integration of clinical services, research, education and training. NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, who is also Chairman of the National University Health System (NUHS) noted that NUHS, as an academic medical centre (AMC), aspires to conduct clinical practice that informs research; incorporate research as an integral role in enhancing and transforming care; educate students and professionals to be good deliverers of care for today and the future; and cultivate an enabling culture and environment. 

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Indonesia, Singapore health workers share knowledge

Since the start of the exchange programme between the University of Indonesia and National University Health System (NUHS) in January 2012, 113 participants have spent one-month stints in each other's countries, working together to try to better handle infectious disease outbreaks such as dengue and H5N1. Professor John Wong, NUS Vice Provost (Academic Medicine) and Isabel Chan Professor in Medical Sciences, said that both sides are learning from each other.

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