Neighbourhood Health Service 2017

Elderly residents of Eunos Crescent received free health screening from NUS medical, nursing and social work students on 9-10 Sept. The student-led Neighbourhood Health Service (NHS) is an annual community health screening that focuses on the elderly and residents from lower income families living in rental blocks and reconnects them to the healthcare system.

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Asia’s best and world’s 22nd

NUS has moved up two spots to 22nd in the world in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018, making this its best performance since the Rankings began in 2004. The University also continues to occupy the top position in Asia, marking its third consecutive year as Asia’s best.

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Innovate for human well-being

The 2nd Raffles Dialogue titled “Human Well-Being and Security in 2030: The Critical Role of Innovation” brought together global scholars and practitioners from 4 to 6 September to analyse areas of concern regarding human well-being and security, particularly for Asia Pacific.

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New discovery to fight heart disease

A study led by Associate Professor Roger Foo from NUS Medicine’s Department of Medicine discovered a chemical compound in mice that prevents heart muscle cells from repairing themselves.

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Kindness through magic

NUS Medicine alumnus Dr Sin Yong (Class of 2012) organised a magic show called ‘Magic of Kindness’ to raise awareness on kindness among the community.

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Advanced skills help patients resist diseases

Advanced Practice Nurse Dr Lee Yee Mei, who teaches at the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies at NUS Medicine, is one of the recipients of the President’s Award for Nurses in 2017.

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Having patients’ best interests

Dr Alfred Kow, Assistant Dean of Education at NUS Medicine, emphasised the importance of putting patients’ best interest at heart as practising doctors.

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