Duke-NUS Medical School
The Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) was established in 2005 as a strategic collaboration between the Duke University School of Medicine, located in North Carolina, USA, and the National University of Singapore (NUS). Duke-NUS offers a graduate-entry, 4-year MD (Doctor of Medicine) training programme based on the unique Duke model of education, with one year dedicated to independent study and research projects of a basic science or clinical nature. Duke-NUS also offers MD/PhD and PhD programmes. Duke-NUS has five Signature Research Programmes: Cancer and Stem Cell Biology, Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders, and Health Services and Systems Research.
2015 marks Duke-NUS’ 10th anniversary. In this time, Duke-NUS and SingHealth have established a strategic partnership in academic medicine that will guide and promote the future of medicine, tapping on and combining the collective strengths of SingHealth’s clinical expertise and Duke-NUS’ biomedical sciences research and medical education capabilities.
For more information, please visit www.duke-nus.edu.sg
Health Services and Systems Research, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
HSSR is established as a center of academic excellence for research and education on the organization, funding, and delivery of health services. Our focus is on public health and clinical service innovation in an increasingly complex and connected world.
HSSR employs a systems perspective to addressing critical health issues. Systems thinking cuts across all of our research priorities and recognizes the multiple leverage points and feedback loops involved. This includes health, social, economic, political, biological and other systems.
To know more please visit http://hssr.duke-nus.edu.sg/.
Academic Medicine Education Institute
AM•EI is committed to enhancing the capabilities of each and every educator, so as to build the teaching pipeline and better groom generations of healthcare professionals. This supports the spirit of Generativity, which is developing excellent healthcare educators who can contribute to building up other healthcare professionals in a vibrant learning environment that promotes care innovation and improves patient outcomes.
A joint institute by Duke-NUS and SingHealth, AM•EI brings together a community of inter-professional healthcare educators passionate about education. Our members range from senior educators to young Residents, who teach, as well as staff who would like the opportunity to teach, all sharing the common goal to enhance teaching and raise standards in healthcare education.
To find out more, please go to www.academic-medicine.edu.sg
NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) is one of the largest Faculties in the National University of Singapore, FASS has a rich history, having celebrated its 80th Anniversary in 2009, as well as a strong international reputation for educational and research excellence. With 17 departments, 20 major subjects, a host of minor programmes and a Centre for Language Studies offering both Asian and European languages, the faculty offers the most comprehensive education in the humanities, social sciences and Asian studies in this part of the world. FASS’ research landscape is rich and diverse. Complementing discipline-based research conducted in the various departments, FASS currently has five interdisciplinary research clusters on Cities; Health; Migration; Religion; Science and Technology, which add cross-cutting synergy to the FASS research culture.
For more information, please visit http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/
Next Age Institute
The Next Age Institute (NAI) is a partnership between Washington University and the National University of Singapore (NUS) to study, design, and test social innovations.
NAI, part of Washington University’s McDonnell International Scholars Academy, will address global challenges facing many families and communities, among them aging populations, rising inequality, globalization of markets, and the shift to information age technologies. Through innovation, research, and policy development, NAI will focus on creating a comprehensive body of applied scholarship to address these profound issues.
To find out more, please go to nai.wustl.edu
The Tsao Foundation is dedicated to transforming the experience of longevity for it to be an actualization of the full potential for growth, health and fulfillment in a society for all ages. Established in 1993 as a non-profit family foundation, efforts have first focused on promoting successful ageing, and active ageing as framed by the World Health Organization.
Tsao Foundation has pioneered approaches to ageing and eldercare across a range of disciplines to empower mature adults to master their own ageing journey over their life course in terms of self-care, growth and development.
To find out more, please go to tsaofoundation.org
Centre for Research on the Economics of Ageing (CREA)
The Centre for Research on the Economics of Ageing (CREA) at the Singapore Management University was established in June 2014 to study economic issues of ageing populations. CREA’s primary goal is to conduct a long-term study of ageing in Singapore, with particular reference to retirement adequacy and its contributing factors. Researchers from Singapore and international collaborators are examining behaviour and policies relating to health, housing and pensions, and their impact on financial well-being in retirement. The research programme is based on monthly data being collected through the Singapore Life Panel (SLP), a high-frequency, large-scale, internet-based survey with more than 10,000 households forming a representative sample of the Singapore population aged between 50 and 70 years.
To find out more about the research and the SLP, please visit CREA’s website at http://crea.smu.edu.sg/.
Geriatric Education and Research Institute (GERI)
Geriatric Education and Research Institute (GERI) is a national agency to spearhead research in geriatric services and age-related healthcare issues in Singapore. It also aims to strengthen training content and curriculum to adequately equip healthcare workers with skills to better care for elderly patients.
GERI will collaborate in cross-institutional, multi-disciplinary research related to clinical and biomedical aspects of ageing to better align ageing research efforts of academia and research agencies. It will also evaluate national programmes relating to ageing or geriatrics care and provide the evidence to guide policies and improve care models in ageing into sustainable solutions.