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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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MediCine Issue 14

The latest issue of the School's quarterly e-newsletter is out! Find out more about the inaugural NUS-Kanagawa Joint Symposium and Raffles Dialogue held earlier this year, as well as Phase I medical student Gerald Fung's interesting account of his time at the 28th East Asian Medical Students' Conference in Tangerang, Indonesia!

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Official Opening of the Tahir Foundation Building

The 17-storey Tahir Foundation Building for medical researchers and students was officially opened by Education Minister Heng Swee Keat on 27 April 2015. The building, located at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is named after prominent Indonesian businessman and philanthropist Dato' Sri Dr Tahir for his generous donation of S$30 million in 2012 to support the advancement of medical education and research, as well as student bursaries and scholarships. The building is shared with the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, the pharmacy and chemistry students and houses a mix of research labs, teaching and learning spaces and student activity areas.

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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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