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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Lee Foundation Professionalism Award

Introduced in Academic Year 2011, the Lee Foundation award aims to promote a positive culture of professionalism among medical students by recognising and encouraging professional conduct, projects and activities. 

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Test kit to identify lethal form of dengue

Thanks to a recent breakthrough discovery by Professor Mary Ng and her research team on the lethal formation of dengue, clinicians can have better management of the disease and in turn save lives. They are working to develop the world's first dengue prognostic test kit and have received a highly competitive product-oriented Proof-of-Concept Grant of approximately S$250,000 awarded by the Singapore National Research Foundation.

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Launch of Master of Science in Audiology

The inaugural NUS Master of Science in Audiology degree course was officially launched by Minister for Health, Mr Gan Kim Yong, with key donor, Siemens Medical Instruments Pte Ltd. The course is the first local training pathway for audiologists, who work alongside doctors to diagnose ear-related health problems among patients and fit hearing devices.

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Public Health Screening 2013

PHS 2013 returned to the Toa Payoh HDB Hub this year with a strong emphasis on "Health Begins with you". In addition to the various screening stations, exhibition booths were also set up to educate the public on the importance of early detection of diseases and making lifestyle changes. The event reached out to more than 1,400 members of the public. Read more as we speak to some of the volunteers and members of the public on their experiences!

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Those who can, teach

It has been more than a month ago that we celebrated Teachers' Day on 6 September. On 3 October, The Straits Times published an article in its supplementary section 'Mind Your Body' that touched the minds and hearts of many where Associate Professor Denise Goh recounted her experiences on being taught and to teach. We are proud to reproduce a copy of the article. Enjoy the read.

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Keynote Address 2013

Held on 26 September, the Keynote Address 2013 attracted over 200 students from the different medical faculties and schools in NUS. Delivering this year's Keynote was Mrs Tan Ching Yee, Permanent Secretary (Health), who provided the audience a thought-provoking and engaging speech. An insightful discussion between the five panelists and audience brought the event to an end. We look forward to Keynote Address 2014!

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