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Establishing Capabilities for a More Effective Outbreak Response
The Tanoto Foundation has made a gift towards the setting up of the Viral Research and Experimental Medicine Centre @ SingHealth Duke-NUS (ViREMiCS), which aims to accelerate the translation of drugs and vaccines to combat infectious diseases so as to reduce the time needed for new drugs and vaccines to reach those in need during epidemics and outbreaks.
WinS Network launched to connect women researchers
Officially ​launched on 21 March 2017, the Women-in-Science (WinS) Network, a brainchild of Prof Koh Woon Puay, Office of Clinical Sciences, Duke-NUS Medical School, aims to connect women researchers in the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre for mentorship, mutual support and networking opportunities.
Research Grand Rounds by SingHealth Office of Research Using System Immunology to Develop New Endpoints in Clinical Trials
On 17 May, join 2nd prize winners of 2017 SingHealth Duke-NUS Research Team Award ​Prof Ooi Eng Eong, Deputy Director, Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School and Assoc Prof Jenny Low, Senior Consultant, Infectious Diseases, Singapore General Hospital, as they share on using system immunology to develop new endpoints in clinical trials. Learn more about the newly established Infectious Diseases Research Institute (IDRI) and how you can work with them. Sign up now!
Research improves primary care delivery: A family physician's testimony
"As a primary care physician, I'm interested in preventive care medicine. Research with large data sets supports primary care so that we can treat patients' existing diseases more effectively and delay the progression of illnesses," said Dr Jasmine Lew, SingHealth Polyclinics. The multi-disciplinary field of health services research aids physicians like Dr Lew to develop solutions that will improve service delivery and access to care for patients.
ST Photo: Lim Yao HuiClimbing Everest - Wisdom from a Nobel Laureate's Research Journey
Prof Ada Yonath exemplifies the characteristics embraced in her Jewish culture: innate curiosity, thirst for knowledge and a respect for science. In 2009, the Israeli scientist received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her work on the structure and function of ribosome, making her the first woman in 45 years to win the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
Voices @ Research: The Art and Science of Evidence-based Practice
​Dr Edwin Lim, a senior physiotherapist at Singapore General Hospital holding a joint appointment with the Health and Social Sciences faculty in Singapore Institute of Technology, has investigated the underlying pain mechanism in persons with chronic tennis elbow as part of his post-graduate work. Now, his research focus is pain mechanism in chronic knee osteoarthritis. Read his thoughts on evidence-based practice and the importance of evaluating physiotherapy treatment through the use of systematic review with or without pooling of trials' results.