NUS alumnus receives award for contributions to HIV patients

NUS Medicine alumnus and adjunct associate professor Dr Lee Cheng Chuan received a Red Ribbon award for his outstanding contributions to help people living with HIV at a Singapore Aids Conference on 3 December 2016.

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The need for clinician scientists in Singapore

Clinician scientists are medical doctors who wear two hats – they practice medicine and do clinical research on diseases. Despite efforts from the health sector and government, Singapore still faces a shortage of clinician scientists.

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Journey of a clinician scientist

Professor Chng Wee Joo shares how his interest in scientific discoveries had led him to become a clinician scientist. He was awarded with the National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Award in August 2016.

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Women live longer, but less healthily, than men

The SG90 Longevity Cohort Study shows that while women in Singapore tend to outlive men, they are more likely to be in poorer health.

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Young heart attack survivors still at risk of dying early

Associate Professor Mark Chan’s research shows that young heart attack survivors below 40 years old are still at risk of dying earlier, as the damage stays with them. Their risk of death increases by 1 percent each year. The team of researchers studied more than 15,000 heart attack patients in Singapore over 12 years.

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NUS Medicine Establishes International Council to Enhance Global Network

The NUS Medicine International Council (NIC) is an invitation-only group of international business leaders, academics and experts from various fields to advise the Yong Loo School of Medicine on its strategic development and to connect it to international constituencies.

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NUS Medicine holds Singapore’s first global healthcare simulation conference

On November 15 to 17, NUS Medicine hosted the 3rd Asia-Pacific Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare 2016, a conference which saw healthcare educators and practitioners learning and sharing about the latest healthcare simulation technologies and methodologies used in hospitals and medical schools worldwide.

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