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About CCSD


Mission & Objectives

Duke-NUS Centre for Clinician-Scientist Development (CCSD)

The Centre for Clinician-Scientist Development supports the research pillar of academic medicine in our SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre (AMC) by nurturing passionate and talented clinician-scientists. The Centre provides support for aspiring clinician-scientists at the developmental stage of their research career, through personalised career guidance and structured training geared towards improving research and leadership skills.

Key Strategies

To train and nurture clinician-scientists in our SingHealth Duke-NUS AMC by:

  1. Providing individualised planning and development of research career
  2. Providing individualised administrative support by “Clinician-Scientist (CS) Managers”
  3. Connecting them to other scientists, statisticians and research methodology experts in the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre (AMC) community for collaboration and mentoring
  4. Providing grantsmanship support for NMRC grant submission through one-to-one coaching and customized small-group workshops
  5. Providing opportunities to present at regular research seminars to receive ideas and feedback for refining research protocols towards successful grant applications
  6. Providing opportunities to receive funding support for pilot studies or extension-studies to existing grants
  7. Communicating with Heads of Departments and Vice-Chair Research of ACPs on the progress of individual clinician-scientists

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Left to Right: Fion Farn, Angie Tan, Koh Woon Puay, Wang Jie Jin, Balram Chowbay, Chen Meixuan

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