Focal point for medical education and research at NUS opens

The Centre for Translational Medicine (CeTM) was officially opened by Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the National Research Foundation, Mr Teo Chee Hean on 3 July. With this new Centre, teaching and research work at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine is now under one roof on our Kent Ridge campus.

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Outstanding Educator Awards 2011/2012

The University Awards honour and recognise members of the NUS community who through their consistently high performance and resolute commitment set new benchmarks in the areas of education, research and service. The Outstanding Educator Award (OEA) is given out annually to acknowledge faculty members who have excelled in engaging and inspiring students in their discovery of knowledge.

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Dean Yeoh Khay Guan: We are a proudly Singaporean school, with a global outlook

"To be a good custodian of people's health, the 21st-century doctor needs to be a good communicator, able to build rapport with patients and combine knowledge and technology with wisdom and compassion." To meet the needs of Singapore's ageing population, medical students get a more thorough grounding in geriatric medicine by getting patient contact in hospitals, clinics, community and nursing homes and hospices. Learning has also become more sophisticated than ever with the launch of the Centre for Translational Medicine – a focal point of research and training at the medical school.

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Recipients of the Annual Teaching Excellence Award 2012

The Annual Teaching Excellence Award identifies teachers who qualify as educators, who facilitate learning that is of value even outside the boundaries of their specific disciplines and professions. Such teachers help learners to acquire not only discipline- or profession-specific knowledge and abilities, but also the ideas, mental capacities, mindsets and habits we expect every university graduate to have, regardless of their areas of specialisation.

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NUS Medicine student is winner of the Chua Toh Hua Memorial Gold Medal for Academic Year 2011/2012

Sugunavathi d/o Sepramaniam was awarded the Chua Toh Hua Memorial Gold Medal for Academic Year 2011/2012. This is a University-level award given to the Doctor of Philosophy graduate with the most outstanding research work done in Life Sciences. 

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