Awards and Appreciation Nite 2013

The inaugural Awards and Appreciation Nite 2013 was held on 25 November 2013 at NUS University Cultural Centre. It was a special evening of celebration as students were recognised for their achievements in area of academics, Arts and Culture, Community Service, Sports and Leadership.

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Wong Hock Boon Society 2013 – Thank You Mentors!

On 19 Nov, the Wong Hock Boon Society gave their special thanks to 11 research mentors. These mentors received the Wong Hock Boon Society Outstanding Mentor Awards for their commitment in nurturing our students in their research endeavours. The event was attended by students, mentors, speakers and guests.

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Creating an academic medical centre of impact

Academic medicine encompasses the integration of clinical services, research, education and training. NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, who is also Chairman of the National University Health System (NUHS) noted that NUHS, as an academic medical centre (AMC), aspires to conduct clinical practice that informs research; incorporate research as an integral role in enhancing and transforming care; educate students and professionals to be good deliverers of care for today and the future; and cultivate an enabling culture and environment. 

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Indonesia, Singapore health workers share knowledge

Since the start of the exchange programme between the University of Indonesia and National University Health System (NUHS) in January 2012, 113 participants have spent one-month stints in each other's countries, working together to try to better handle infectious disease outbreaks such as dengue and H5N1. Professor John Wong, NUS Vice Provost (Academic Medicine) and Isabel Chan Professor in Medical Sciences, said that both sides are learning from each other.

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Leadership changes at NUHS

The National University Health System (NUHS) has announced key changes in its leadership involving NUS Professors Benjamin Ong, John Eu-Li Wong and Yeoh Khay Guan from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. With effect from 1 January 2014, A/Prof Yeoh Khay Guan, Dean of the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, will take on the concurrent appointment of Deputy Chief Executive at NUHS.

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NUS medical students provide affordable medical care for foreign workers

Students from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine have initiated a community service programme that helps provide assistance to foreign workers in Singapore. Under this programme, the medical students embarked on the "Constructing Care Collaboration" initiative where medical students assist volunteer doctors to provide medical care at low costs to foreign workers at two clinics located in Little India and Jurong.

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NUS, HOPE Technik develop omni-directional hospital bed

Newly invented SESTO, an omni-directional mobility wheel design which enables hospital beds to be moved in all directions by only one staff, will help boost the productivity in hospitals. Professor Lee Chuen Neng, Chairman of the Medical Engineering Research and Commercialisation Initiative (MERCI) at the Department of Surgery, first came up with the idea. Mr Melvin Loh and Ms Rachel Hong, Directors of MERCI, are leading the test-bedding of the prototype.

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