Eight Duke-NUS faculty received Singapore Translational Research (STaR) Investigator Awards, Clinician-Scientist Awards and Transition Awards.
The Class of 2012 graduated during the NUS Commencement Ceremony on July 7.
The Class of 2015 entered Duke-NUS and commenced with M.D. training.
The inaugural class of M.D. students take part in the NUS Commencement Ceremonies and received joint Duke and NUS M.D degrees.
The inaugural class of M.D. students complete four years of medical training. The students embark on their residency training in hospitals and national institutes.
Duke-NUS received a S$2 million donation from Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple for scholarships.
Associate Professor Ooi Eng Eong received the Clinician Scientist Award (CSA) to further Emerging Infectious Diseases research.
Dr Melissa Fullwood, Lee Kuan Yew Post-Doctoral Fellow at Duke-NUS, became the first Singaporean to win one of four Regional General Electric (GE) & Science Prizes for Young Life Scientists.
Duke University and NUS officially signed the second phase of collaboration in medical education and research.
Fourth Duke-NUS class of 56 M.D. students began lessons. The inaugural PhD program in “Integrated Biology and Medicine” commenced with 12 students.
Three Duke-NUS cancer scientists received the Clinician Scientist Awards: Assistant Professor Mei Wang, Assistant Professor Charles Chuah and Associate Professor Pierce Chow.
Associate Professor Lee Sang Hyun was awarded the National Research Foundation Research Fellowship for his research in Cancer and Stem Cell Biology.
Prof. David Matchar was presented the prestigious Singapore Translational Research (STaR) award.
Duke-NUS received a S$3 million donation from Ngee Ann Kongsi for scholarships.
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong officially opened Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and inaugurated the Khoo Teck Puat Building.
Third Duke-NUS class of 56 M.D. students began lessons.
Prof. Michael Chee was named National Outstanding Clinical Scientist. Duke-NUS’ research project, “Adult and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for Neurological Disorders and CNS Repair,” under the lead of Prof George Augustine and team, received a S$10 million grant award from the Competitive Research Programme Funding Scheme of the National Research Foundation.
Students, faculty and staff start operating from the new Duke-NUS campus.
Two Duke-NUS young scientists (Drs. Wang Hongyan and Lok Shee Mei) were awarded Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship grants worth US$3 million.
Prof. Ranga Krishnan, Dean of Duke-NUS, received the C. Charles Burlingame Award, given in recognition of his outstanding leadership and lifetime achievement in psychiatric research and education.
Second Duke-NUS class of 48 M.D. students began lessons. Duke-NUS faculty garnered Young Scientist Award 2008 (Dr. Wang Hongyan).
Duke-NUS named Ranga Krishnan, MB ChB, as Dean. Duke-NUS marked the topping-up of the Khoo Teck Puat Building, bringing the school a step closer towards the opening of its new campus.
Three Duke-NUS researchers (Drs. David Virshup, Michael Chee and Ong Sin Tiong) garnered nation's highest research awards, under the government’s twin initiatives to build a strong team of clinician-scientists and translational researchers in Singapore.
Lien Foundation and Duke-NUS launched the Lien Centre for Palliative Care with a S$7.5 million commitment from the Lien Foundation.
Goh Foundation endowed Duke-NUS with S$6 million to establish the Goh Foundation Scholars Programme.
First Duke-NUS M.D. class enrolled 26 students.
Shaw Foundation donated S$5 million to establish the Shaw Foundation Scholars Programme at Duke-NUS.
Duke-NUS received first gift of S$80 million from the Estate of the late Tan Sri Khoo Teck Puat, to grow Duke-NUS’ biomedical research initiatives. Duke-NUS announced that graduates of the four-year M.D. program will be conferred a joint Duke and NUS M.D. degree.
Construction of new permanent Duke-NUS facilities began.
Prof. R. Sanders Williams, M.D, Dean of the Duke University School of Medicine, was officially named Founding Dean of Duke-NUS. Patrick J Casey, Ph.D. relocated from Duke University as Senior Vice Dean of Research to lead the development of the School. Duke-NUS commenced operations from an Interim Campus on a site adjacent to Singapore General Hospital. Staff recruitment commenced.
Duke University and NUS formalised the first phase of a partnership to establish the new graduate medical school which is named Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS).
Duke University and NUS signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish Singapore’s first graduate medical school.
Singapore's then Deputy Prime Minister Dr Tony Tan, Minister for Manpower Dr Ng Eng Hen and NUS President Professor Shih Choon Fong visited Duke University to discuss a partnership to establish the school.
A Ministry of Education-appointed Medical Education Review Panel recommended that Singapore establishes a graduate medical school to produce highly-trained physician-scientists to support the Biomedical Sciences Initiative.
Singapore launched a S$3-billion Biomedical Sciences Initiative designed to make the country Asia’s biomedical hub.