Innovate for human well-being

The 2nd Raffles Dialogue titled “Human Well-Being and Security in 2030: The Critical Role of Innovation” brought together global scholars and practitioners from 4 to 6 September to analyse areas of concern regarding human well-being and security, particularly for Asia Pacific.

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New discovery to fight heart disease

A study led by Associate Professor Roger Foo from NUS Medicine’s Department of Medicine discovered a chemical compound in mice that prevents heart muscle cells from repairing themselves.

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Kindness through magic

NUS Medicine alumnus Dr Sin Yong (Class of 2012) organised a magic show called ‘Magic of Kindness’ to raise awareness on kindness among the community.

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Advanced skills help patients resist diseases

Advanced Practice Nurse Dr Lee Yee Mei, who teaches at the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies at NUS Medicine, is one of the recipients of the President’s Award for Nurses in 2017.

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Having patients’ best interests

Dr Alfred Kow, Assistant Dean of Education at NUS Medicine, emphasised the importance of putting patients’ best interest at heart as practising doctors.

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Beating the heat in running

With increasingly warmer weather in Singapore, it is important for runners to be aware of the common strategies to beat heat stress. These strategies include changing behaviour, specific training or physiological adaptation.

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Prof Tan Chorh Chuan to spearhead healthcare innovation

Professor Tan Chorh Chuan will be helming the new Ministry of Health (MOH) Office for Healthcare Transformation as its founding Executive Director from 1 January 2018. He will also concurrently serve as MOH’s Chief Health Scientist.

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