Commencement 2012

Congratulations to the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine's Class of 2012! All the hard work you have put in for the past five years has finally paid off with the celebration of commencement on 7 July 2012. As you move on to the next phase of your life, treasure the strong friendships that you have built throughout the years. Stay engaged with the University through alumni events and keep in touch with friends and professors.


First nurse to earn a PhD in Singapore

Congratulations to Dr Tiew Lay Hwa for being the first nurse to graduate from a PhD nursing-related programme in Singapore under the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies at NUS Medicine.

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Neuroscience expert shares insight on Alzheimer's disease

The inaugural lecture of the Oon Chiew Seng Distinguished Visitor Programme was delivered by Professor Edward Koo at the Centre for Translational Medicine on 25 and 26 July. The programme was established through a generous donation by Dr Oon Chiew Seng, a retired gynaecologist who at the age of 95 is still actively raising awareness of dementia in Singapore.

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The Christine Chong Bursary

NUS Medicine students have set up a bursary in honour of the late Christine Chong of Class 2012. From next year, medical students can apply for a $5,000 grant from the NUS Medical Society - Christine Chong Hui Xian Bursary. Please visit for details or if you wish to make a donation.

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Focal point for medical education and research at NUS opens

The Centre for Translational Medicine (CeTM) was officially opened by Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the National Research Foundation, Mr Teo Chee Hean on 3 July. With this new Centre, teaching and research work at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine is now under one roof on our Kent Ridge campus.

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Outstanding Educator Awards 2011/2012

The University Awards honour and recognise members of the NUS community who through their consistently high performance and resolute commitment set new benchmarks in the areas of education, research and service. The Outstanding Educator Award (OEA) is given out annually to acknowledge faculty members who have excelled in engaging and inspiring students in their discovery of knowledge.

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Dean Yeoh Khay Guan: We are a proudly Singaporean school, with a global outlook

"To be a good custodian of people's health, the 21st-century doctor needs to be a good communicator, able to build rapport with patients and combine knowledge and technology with wisdom and compassion." To meet the needs of Singapore's ageing population, medical students get a more thorough grounding in geriatric medicine by getting patient contact in hospitals, clinics, community and nursing homes and hospices. Learning has also become more sophisticated than ever with the launch of the Centre for Translational Medicine – a focal point of research and training at the medical school.

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