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About the Office of Duke-NUS Affairs

Representing Duke-NUS on the Duke University campus in Durham, North Carolina, the Office of Duke-NUS Affairs acts as the focal point for all collaborative initiatives between Duke, Duke-NUS and SingHealth. It coordinates administrative support for initiatives including dedicated research grants, faculty and student development opportunities and educational exchanges.

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Duke/Duke-NUS Research Collaboration Awards

Duke and Duke-NUS offer a series of collaborative research grants, including the Duke/Duke-NUS Research Collaboration Pilot Project Grant. The goal of these grants is to nurture international research collaborations between faculty in Durham, North Carolina, and Singapore to advance translational and clinical research, including research on medical technologies.

2022 recipients:

S/N Duke University PI Duke University
Project Title
1 Assistant Professor Michael Tadross Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Adam Claridge-Chang Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders Programme Cell-Tethered Drugs in a Small-Animal Model to Analyze Circuit Function
2 Associate Professor Ayako Suzuki Gastroenterology and Hepatology Assistant Professor Brijesh Kumar Singh Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders Programme Roles of Sex and Age on the Efficacy of Homocysteine-Lowering Supplements to Treat NAFLD
3 Assistant Professor Zhang Guofang Medicine Assistant Professor Ching Jianhong Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders Programme The Dysregulated Fatty Acid Metabolism Leads to Kidney Disease in Propionic Acidemia
4 Professor Nancy Zucker Psychiatry and Behavioral Science Clinical Assistant Professor Courtney Elizabeth Griffiths Davis Paediatrics Academic Clinical Programme; KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital Adapting the US-Based Parental Skill Training Model of Adolescent Eating Disorder Treatment into an Innovative Culturally Relevant Digital Treatment Model in Singapore
5 Professor Christopher Newgard Duke Molecular Physiology Institute Associate Professor Jens Marc Titze Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders Programme Role of Branched-Chain Amino Acid Metabolism in the Pathogenesis of Salt-Induced Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
6 Assistant Professor Hong Chuan Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Associate Professor Liu Nan Centre for Quantitative Medicine Privacy-Preserving, Adaptive Federated and Swarm Learning: Emergency Department Triage Decision-Making Across Two International Healthcare Systems
7 Assistant Professor Chen Yong Neurology Clinical Assistant Professor Lim Su Ping, Regina Medicine Academic Clinical Programme; Changi General Hospital Targeting Skin TRPV4 to Alleviate Psoriatic Itch
8 Professor Timothy Strauman Psychology and Neuroscience Assistant Professor Sharon Cohan Sung Health Services and Systems Research Programme International Collaborative Study of a Telehealth Stepped-Care Intervention for ED Patients with Panic-Related Anxiety
9 Assistant Professor Amanda Randles Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Zhong Liang Cardiovascular Sciences Academic Clinical Programme; National Heart Centre Singapore Improved Detection of Ischemia-Induced Coronary Stenosis with a Novel Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamic Solver
10 Assistant Professor Laurie Sanders Neurology and Pathology Assistant Professor Zhou Zhi Dong Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders Programme; National Neuroscience Institute Identification of Binding Partners of Homopolymeric Polyglycine Protein as New Therapeutic Targets of Non-Coding CGG Repeat Expansion Induced Neurodegeneration