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Instilling Ethical Values

Professor Alastair Campbell, the founding director of the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine's Centre for Biomedical Ethics, added ethics to the curriculum as a core subject for all medical undergraduates in 2006. He saw the importance of producing professional, ethically reflective practitioners who will put patients' interests first and who understand the medical laws well because of the rapid changes in medicine and society. The Centre, with a strong mission in ethics education for medical students, healthcare professionals, as well as active research, has been appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as Asia's first collaborating centre for bioethics under Professor Campbell's leadership.

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Neighbourhood Health Service 2014

Medical and nursing students volunteered at the annual Neighbourhood Health Service (NHS) in September this year to conduct door-to-door basic health screenings for over 700 residents in Taman Jurong, Eunos Crescent and Marine Terrace. In its eighth year now, the NHS has grown substantially in its efforts to help the poor and the aged and will continue its efforts in areas where residents need help.

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New biosafety laboratory to open at NUS

The new biosafety laboratory, located in the Centre for Translational Medicine (CeTM) building within the National University of Singapore (NUS) campus will be up and running in October. The facility has been designed to biosafety level 3 (BSL-3), the second-highest rating for such labs and allows scientists to work safely on bacteria and viruses.

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Former Oon Chiew Seng Distinguished Visitor a Nobel Prize Recipient

The NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine would like to extend its heartiest congratulations to Professor John O'Keefe, University College London (UCL), on winning the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which was awarded jointly to Professor May-Britt Moser and Professor Edvard I. Moser.

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