The Sam Sanders basic science award: Pattern of mucosal inflammation in relationship to inhalant allergy in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis or nasal polyps. Given by the American Academy Otolaryngic Allergy/Foundation (AAOAF) Annual Meeting, September 18-20 2003, Orlando, USA
The Award for the 12th Yahya Cohen Memorial Lectureship (as co-author). Given by College of Surgeons, Singapore, 20 July 2007
The best poster award "Comparison of growth dynamics and cloning-forming efficiency of nasal epithelial stem/progenitor cells between inferior turbinate and nasal polyps". This price was given by the 15th Asian Research Symposium in Rhinology (ARSR), Singapore, 24-26 May, 2012. The first author is an exchange PhD student from Shandong University (China) who works for one year in NUS under the supervision of A/Prof Wang De Yun (the correspondent author of this poster).
The best abstract "Reduced growth dynamics and cloning-forming efficiency of nasal epithelial stem/progenitor cells in nasal polyps in vitro", given by the 31th European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI, 16-20 June, 2012, Geneva, Switzerland). The abstract was presented (the first author) by Ms. Yu Xuemin (Jointed PhD student from China) who is under his supervision.
Faculty Research Excellence Award (Basic Scientist) AY2011/2012, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.
Junior Mentor Award (Awarded from 25th Congress of the European Rhinologic Society and 32nd International Symposium of Infection & Allergy of the Nose [Amsterdam, The Netherlands], 2014)
Merit Award for "Pitch For Funds Round" on 18 September 2008. Project Title: To Identify and Compare the Incidence of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Associated Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma(HNSCC) in a Cohort of HNSCC Patients in a Tertiary Referral Centre in Singapore
National Healthcare Group Clinical Research Scientist Leadership Award 2008
Singapore Medical Journal Reviewer Distinction award 2008
College of Surgeons Gold Medal for Otolaryngology Exit examination 2009
Bronze medal for the Clinician – Investigator category. Study on "The prevalence of HPV in an Asian cohort of Head & Neck squamous cell carcinoma patients", Oct 2012
NUHS Leadership in Academic Medicine (NLAM) Program "Pitch for Funds Round". Awarded Best Oral Presentation for project title 'Intensity of cellular infiltrates on skin and tumor biopsies correlates with tumor response and skin toxicity in cetuximab based therapy in head and neck cancer (HNC) patients'
GOLD - Singapore Clinician Investigator Award (Awarded from Singapore Health & Biomedical Congrss 2013)