More Green-Mark buildings on campus

Block MD7 has won this year's Singapore Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Gold Award for the renovation it is now undergoing. The updated building is expected to chalk up an estimated 144,500 kWh/year of energy savings and 7,750 m3/year of water savings. Some of the "green" features you can find in this building are the use of an air-conditioning system that uses a centralised chilled-water system with system efficiency of 0.65 kW/RT.

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University Awards 2014 - Emeritus Professor P. Gopalakrishnakone

Congratulations to Professor Gopalakrishnakone from the Department of Anatomy for being conferred the title of Emeritus Professor for this year's University Awards. The University honours him for his exceptional scholastic contributions and commendable service to the University, and to the local and international academic community. Eight more exceptional educators, researchers and professionals received the prestigious recognitions in the annual ceremony.

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Future Perfect Student Symposium

The Future Perfect Student Symposium organised by the Centre of Biomedical Ethic, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in partnership with the School of Chemical and Life Sciences, Singapore Poly was about the promises and perils of the progress in Science and provided a good platform for participants to learn and further their interest in bioethical issues. It was well attended by students and teachers from seven secondary schools, junior colleges and polytechnics.

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I Wish to Run 2014

The annual I Wish to Run static challenge saw 18 teams running and cycling their hearts, with the winning teams of each category clocking impressive distances within in half an hour. The project was founded in 2012 by two medical students on the basis of the loves: one for running and another for making a life- changing difference to the less fortunate children with medical conditions.

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Community Health Project on Hepatitis B

Community Health Project is an undergraduate programme for Phase IV medical students to apply coursework learnt by defining and uncovering a research problem in the community. Last month, our group of students embarked on a project to assess the knowledge for Hepatitis B in the general population via focus group discussions and door-to-door surveys. They also educated the public about Hepatitis B infection and the importance of screening and vaccination.

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Singapore Neuroscience Association honours prominent Singapore Neuroscientists

In the annual neuroscience symposium held at the Centre for Life Sciences, NUS on 17 April, Singapore Neuroscience Association presented the honourable Lifetime Achievement Award to Professor Barry Halliwell Deputy President (Research and Technology), Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor, NUS for his exceptional contribution to neuroscience research.

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NUS centre to collaborate with WHO on bioethics

The Centre for Biomedical Ethics (CBmE) was designated a World Health Organization (WHO) collaborating centre. Dr Abha Saxena from Ethics and Research Department of WHO presented the WHO Flag to Professor Yeoh Khay Guan and Professor Alastair Campbell after formally announcing the appointment of CBmE as Asia’s first collaborating centre for bioethics under its Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Bioethics.

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