Towards value-based healthcare models

In this commentary, visiting Associate Professor Joanne Yoong at NUS Medicine shares that a value-based healthcare system where providers are held accountable for high-quality care, positive patient experiences and outcomes will benefit patients.

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Appointment of new Assistant Deans

With retrospective effect from 1 October 2019, Professor Roger Foo will assume the position of Assistant Dean (Research) and Assistant Professor Tan Ker Kan will assume the position of Assistant Dean (Research Integrity and Compliance) at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

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Associate Professor Reshma Taneja appointed Acting Head of Department, Physiology

Associate Professor Reshma Taneja has been appointed Acting Head of the Department of Physiology at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, with effect from 15 October 2019.

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Targeting tumour-producing cells in liver cancer

Led by Associate Professor Edward Chow from NUS Medicine's Department of Pharmacology and Principal Investigator with the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore; and Dr Toh Tan Boon, Head of the Translational Core Laboratory at NUS N.1 Institute for Health, NUS researchers have shown the potential use of small molecule inhibitors to treat advanced liver cancer.

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NUS Nursing’s pioneer class celebrates 10th anniversary

The Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies’ pioneer graduates – the Class of 2009 and 2010 – marked the 10th anniversary of their graduation on 12 October 2019. A commemorative book, “Advancing Nursing Education since 2005”, was also launched to mark a decade of graduating baccalaureate-prepared nurses.

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Eye health, social support services and new app in focus at PHS 2019

The Public Health Service 2019 which ran on 12 and 13 October saw many firsts – such as a mobile eye clinic on wheels to screen for eye problems, social support services made available onsite, and a new app that facilitated the health screening process.

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The ultimate gift to medicine

Follow the journey of our Silent Mentors who have so graciously and selflessly donated their bodies to education and research. Their noble sacrifices are invaluable to the training of doctors-to-be here at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine’s Department of Anatomy.

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