HomeCare support takes flight

The NUS-mooted initiative—Tri-Generational HomeCare @ North West—which sees students providing holistic care to seniors through home visits, was launched by Guest-of-Honour Dr Teo Ho Pin, Mayor of North West District on 27 June at Republic Polytechnic. Teams of six to seven individuals, led by NUS students from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine; the Department of Pharmacy; or the Department of Social Work, who also oversee secondary school students in the North West District, would be responsible for the physical, mental and social care of two to three seniors or households.

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Clinical attire for medical students of NUS Medicine

Giving a unique identity to medical students while they interact with hospital staff and patients, the NUS Medicine medical students’ clinical attire will be launched in the Academic Year 2015/16. Medical students are trained to be an integral part of the healthcare team and are posted to all Restructured Hospitals in Singapore.

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New fellowship programme helps healthcare staff to train less privileged peers overseas

Hong Kong-based Fung Foundation and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have set up a US$2.1 million programme to support doctors in South-east Asia and China. The Fung Clinical Fellowship will involve expert faculty members from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Hospital and National University Health System. The fund will be invested in sending NUH staff or NUS medical faculty abroad to teach medical skills.

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Singapore Brain Bee Challenge 2015

It was another successful year for the Singapore Brain Bee Challenge. About 140 students from 9 schools participated in the competition. The National Brain Bee Champion was announced to be Ms. Lim Xuan Li, Michelle from Raffles Institution. She will attend the International Brain Bee Challenge to be held in Cairns, Australia between August 20th and August 26th, 2015. The Singapore Neuroscience Association (SNA) is privileged to be the Official coordinator of International Brain Bee (IBB) in Singapore and the organiser of the Singapore Brain Bee Challenge 2015.

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NUS Medicine opens new research facility to study infectious diseases

A new facility that boosts Singapore's research efforts in existing infectious diseases and its defenses against new outbreaks was officially opened by Minister for Health, Minster Gan Kim Yong today. Based at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine's flagship building, the Centre for Translational Medicine, the 650-square metre Biosafety Level 3 laboratory has been carefully designed to accommodate researchers to study some of the most infectious diseases known to man and to find solutions to dealing with these dangerous microorganisms.

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Dean takes on new role as NUHS Deputy Chief Executive

NUS Medicine Dean, Associate Professor Yeoh Khay Guan, has taken on the mantle of National University Health System (NUHS) Deputy Chief Executive (Academic Enterprise) with effect from 1 April. He will assist NUHS Chief Executive Professor John Eu-Li Wong as well as heads of NUS faculties and schools and national speciality disease centres in their academic missions, as well as supervise the work of the NUHS Research Office.

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The 28th East Asian Medical Students’ Conference 2015

The East Asian Medical Students’ Conference (EAMSC) gathers medical students from the East Asian region to discuss their ideas on a global healthcare issue and propose possible solutions. Into its 28th year, the conference was held earlier in January 2015 in Jakarta with the main theme of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) – “Halt the Disease, Help the People”. 

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