The National Healthcare-Medical Symposium

Close to 100 like-minded pre-university students participated in the National Healthcare-Medical (NHMed) Symposium held in the first week of June. Into its second year, the symposium allows students who are keen to pursue their career in the healthcare sector to learn more about what being a medical student and doctor encompasses.

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International Biomedical Challenge 2014

The winners of the International Biomedical Challenge 2014 toured the Centre of Healthcare Simulation (CHS) located at the Centre for Translational Medicine (CeTM) on 2 June 2014. Other than witnessing a realistic simulated birth delivery, the students also had the opportunity to have hands-on experience with the simulators.

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Visit by Senior Malaysian Education Officials

Malaysian Ministry of Education (MMOE) Secretary-General II YBhg. Dato' Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini bin Ujang and a team of eight from the Malaysian department of education and deans of medical schools in Malaysia visited the National University Health System (NUHS) on 19 May 2014 to gain a deeper understanding of how the NUHS functions as an academic health system.

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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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