NUS Faculty and alumni among National Medical Excellence Award winners

Congratulations to Prof Chng Wee Joo, Director, National University Cancer Institute, Action for Aids founder and NUS alumni Prof Roy Chan and Assoc Prof Pang Weng Sun, Chairman of Yishun Community Hospital Medical Board.

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Recognition for public service

NUS Medicine staff were among recipients of National Day honours this year. Congratulations to Prof John Wong Eu-Li, Assoc Prof Yeoh Khay Guan and Assoc Prof Chen Fun Gee on being awarded Public Administration Medals (Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively). In addition, 10 other NUS Medicine staff received Long Service Medals.

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Back to school at 40

"Never stop learning because life never stops teaching" says Ong Teng Teng, the oldest full-time NUS undergraduate in this new academic year. The ex-flight stewardess is pursuing her first degree at NUS Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies.

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Healing power of communal gardening

Horticultural therapy reaps benefits for the mental and physical health of elderly, based on an interim finding of a joint study by NUHS and the National Parks Board (NParks). "The process of growing plants helps with training the frontal part of the brain, the part that allows us to plan and solve problems," shares Assoc Prof Roger Ho, the principal investigator of the study.

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