Jurong Ageing Study to help cut dementia and depression rates

NUS Medicine has embarked on a 10-year study on 600 elderly residents in Jurong to prevent and alleviate symptoms of depression and dementia, an uprising problem due to the ageing population in Asia. A $1.8 million donation from the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho temple will be used for the study. DPM Shanmugaratnam, who is MP for Jurong GRC, highlighted the importance of the study given Singapore‚Äôs ageing population and the need to focus on prevention.

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MediCine Newsletter Issue 6 / May 2013

Check out the most recent adventures of the NUS Medicine community in this issue of MediCine! Read all about the latest happenings ranging from the inaugural World Health Summit Regional Meeting - Asia (WHSRMA) to the NUS Medical Alumni Gathering held at MINI Habitat.

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NUS Chancellor visits School of Medicine

Singapore President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam paid his first visit to the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine) in his capacity as NUS Chancellor on 15 May, to have an insight into the University's medical education and research. During the visit, Dr Tan met with the University's senior administrators and interacted with students, staff and faculty members during an engaging tea session.

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Two BCA Green Mark (Platinum) Awards for the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine!

At this year's Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Awards, the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine clinched not one but two Green Mark (Platinum) Awards for MD 4/4A and 9! The Green Mark Platinum is the highest tier accorded for green buildings in Singapore and the award is given in recognition of a developer or building owner's sustained efforts and outstanding achievement for a sustainable built environment.

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Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine receives International Neighbour of Choice grant from MSD

Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD), a leading global healthcare company awarded a US$50,000 (S$61,900) grant to NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in support of the medical school's programs aimed at enhancing healthcare providers' skills in treating patients in the community.

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NUS Medicine faculty receiving honors at University Awards 2013

In recognition of his exceptional contributions towards the development of the University, Singapore and the region, renowned medical oncologist Professor John Eu-Li Wong received the Outstanding Service Award while Professor Ling Eng Ang from the Department of Anatomy of the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine was bestowed with the title of Emeritus Professor in recognition of his distinguished scholarship and outstanding service to the University.

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Singapore NeuroScience Association's 25th anniversary celebration

In conjunction with its 25th Anniversary celebration, the Singapore NeuroScience Association (SNA) held a one-day neuroscience symposium on 26 April at the Centre for Life Sciences, NUS. Associate Professor Gavin Dawe (Department of Pharmacology), Secretary of SNA, unveiled a book entitled "25 years of Journey" to commemorate the 25th anniversary of SNA.

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