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Raffles Dialogue examines human well-being

The inaugural Raffles Dialogue organised by NUS and the National University Health System (NUHS) saw international opinion leaders converging at Raffles Hotel in Singapore to discuss the topic “Future of Human Well-being and Security”. Held from 2 to 3 February, close to 180 participants from 14 countries discussed risks faced by humanity in the 21st century as a result of the globalisation of economies, geopolitical tensions, environmental degradation, disease spread and poverty.

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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

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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National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship and Investigatorship 2015

Dr Yvonne Tay, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry has been selected for the 7th class of NRF Fellows (Class of 2015) while Associate Professor Paul MacAry, researcher in the Department of Microbiology, and Associate Professor Markus Wenk, Assistant Head of Department of Biochemistry and member of the Executive Committee of the NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering, were among the seven established researchers to be awarded the NRF Investigatorship (Class of 2015).

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