NUS Medicine opens new research facility to study infectious diseases

A new facility that boosts Singapore's research efforts in existing infectious diseases and its defenses against new outbreaks was officially opened by Minister for Health, Minster Gan Kim Yong today. Based at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine's flagship building, the Centre for Translational Medicine, the 650-square metre Biosafety Level 3 laboratory has been carefully designed to accommodate researchers to study some of the most infectious diseases known to man and to find solutions to dealing with these dangerous microorganisms.

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Dean takes on new role as NUHS Deputy Chief Executive

NUS Medicine Dean, Associate Professor Yeoh Khay Guan, has taken on the mantle of National University Health System (NUHS) Deputy Chief Executive (Academic Enterprise) with effect from 1 April. He will assist NUHS Chief Executive Professor John Eu-Li Wong as well as heads of NUS faculties and schools and national speciality disease centres in their academic missions, as well as supervise the work of the NUHS Research Office.

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The 28th East Asian Medical Students’ Conference 2015

The East Asian Medical Students’ Conference (EAMSC) gathers medical students from the East Asian region to discuss their ideas on a global healthcare issue and propose possible solutions. Into its 28th year, the conference was held earlier in January 2015 in Jakarta with the main theme of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) – “Halt the Disease, Help the People”. 

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New undergraduate bursary to help financially needy NUS Medicine students

A new medical undergraduate bursary will be available from the new academic year beginning August 2015. This new bursary will help pay for the studies of financially needy student at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. The OncoCare Medical Bursary is established by the OncoCare Cancer Centre, which has pledged a sum of $750,000 over five years. Its founding director – consultant medical oncologist Dr Tay Miah Hiang, is an NUS Medicine alumnus (Class of 1992) and was also an undergraduate bursary recipient.

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Neighbourhood Health Service 2015

Undergraduates from NUS Medicine have been bringing free health screenings to the doorstep of needy residents in selected housing estates since 2008. This student-led initiative is rooted in the University’s 110-year tradition of giving back to our community and country.

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NUS Young Investigator Award 2014

Congratulations to Dr Polly Chen on being awarded the NUS Young Investigator Award 2014 for her excellent research proposal on "Understanding RNA Editing in Liver Cancer: Causes, Functional Consequences, and Therapeutic Potentials"! The NUS Young Investigator Award 2014 is an initiative from the NUS Office of the Deputy President (Research & Technology) to offer research-funding to highly promising young faculty members who are likely to make significant contributions to the development of research in NUS.

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Life Time Achievement Award - Prof Gopalakrishnakone P

During the 4th Annual Conference & International Colloquium held at Kolkata, India from 19 November to 22 November 2014, Professor Gopalakrishnakone P was presented the Life Time Achievement Award by the President of Toxinology Society of India. Our heartiest congratulations!