Leadership changes at NUHS

The National University Health System (NUHS) has announced key changes in its leadership involving NUS Professors Benjamin Ong, John Eu-Li Wong and Yeoh Khay Guan from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. With effect from 1 January 2014, A/Prof Yeoh Khay Guan, Dean of the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, will take on the concurrent appointment of Deputy Chief Executive at NUHS.

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NUS medical students provide affordable medical care for foreign workers

Students from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine have initiated a community service programme that helps provide assistance to foreign workers in Singapore. Under this programme, the medical students embarked on the "Constructing Care Collaboration" initiative where medical students assist volunteer doctors to provide medical care at low costs to foreign workers at two clinics located in Little India and Jurong.

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NUS, HOPE Technik develop omni-directional hospital bed

Newly invented SESTO, an omni-directional mobility wheel design which enables hospital beds to be moved in all directions by only one staff, will help boost the productivity in hospitals. Professor Lee Chuen Neng, Chairman of the Medical Engineering Research and Commercialisation Initiative (MERCI) at the Department of Surgery, first came up with the idea. Mr Melvin Loh and Ms Rachel Hong, Directors of MERCI, are leading the test-bedding of the prototype.

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Outstanding Young Alumni Award – Dr Kumaran Rasappan

Congratulations to Dr Kumaran Rasappan, a graduate and active mentor of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, for being one of the recipients of the NUS Outstanding Young Alumni Award. He was recognised for his fund raising efforts for the disadvantaged in Singapore and Nepal while embarking on his journey to scale Mount Everest.

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Project Happy Apples

Project Happy Apples is an initiative started by NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine students to raise awareness on palliative care in Singapore by sharing the stories of hospice patients via a variety of creative media. Read more on their first event held at the Voices for Hospice Charity Concert. Support this great cause and be a befriender! Visit https://www.facebook.com/ProjectHappyApples for more information!

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The Long Ride 2014

Two associate professors of Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, A/Prof Mikael Hartman and A/Prof Philip Lau will be riding on their motorcycles from Singapore to Sweden to raise funds for research on breast cancer in Asia. The trip, called The Long Ride, will be about 23,000km and cover 17 countries from March 21 to July 1 next year. 

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New centre to address nutrition and health issues in Asia

To further research on the role of nutrition and early development in health and disease in Asia, the new Singapore Centre for Nutritional Sciences, Metabolic Diseases and Human Development will focus on nutrition, human development and metabolic diseases. The centre is a collaboration between the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research.

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