Professor John CW Lim is founding Executive Director of the Centre of Regulatory Excellence (CoRE) at the Duke-National University of Singapore (Duke-NUS) Medical School and Policy Core Lead at the SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute. 

A medical doctor with graduate degrees in Public Health from NUS and Health Policy and Management from Harvard University, Dr Lim is Professor of Practice at Duke-NUS and the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, Senior Advisor at Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH), and Chairman of the Singapore Clinical Research Institute and National Health Innovation Centre. 

Formerly Chief Executive Officer of Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority and Deputy Director of Medical Services (Industry & Research Matters) in MOH, Professor Lim has also held other senior positions in the health and education ministries.   In his current roles, he draws on his international experience and networks to enhance health regulatory and systems capacity and scientific excellence for national authorities, industry and researchers in the Asia-Pacific and South-East Asia. 

He is a member of the Executive Board of the APEC Life Sciences Innovation Forum, Advisory Group of the US Pharmacopoeia’s Quality Institute, Scientific Advisory Council of the Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science, ASEAN Diagnostics Development Initiative Strategic Planning Panel, and Board of St Andrew’s Mission Hospital in Singapore.

In 2018, Professor Lim received the Drug Information Association’s Global Connector Inspire Award for leadership in promoting global collaboration to advance healthcare products to patients, and the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society’s highest Founder’s Award recognising substantial sustained impact in shaping regulatory practice and policy over the course of his career.

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In 2012, Dr. Vogel joined Duke-NUS Medical School as Associate Professor to lead the Voice Annotated Presentation Project and to facilitate clinical research projects. Later that year, she took on the role of Assistant Dean and subsequently Associate Dean of the Office of Graduate Studies. Today, in her capacity as Senior Associate Dean, she manages the administrative, academic and educational affairs of the three PhD programs, advancing new programmes and initiatives, including the development of new accredited programs at Duke-NUS supporting life-long learning for professionals.  In 2016, she was inducted as a new Fellow of the NUS Teaching Academy. The Academy consists of Fellows who are committed to improving teaching and learning and who can build a culture of high-quality teaching at NUS.

In 2014, with the creation of the Centre of Regulatory Excellence, she became the Deputy Director for Centre. Her role is to implement education and research initiatives and oversee the strategic management of CoRE.

Prior to her role at Duke NUS, Dr. Vogel worked at Columbia University. Upon completing her postdoctoral training at Columbia University, she was promoted to Assistant Professor (tenure-track) and directed a research laboratory with a focus on understanding factors involved in the development of obesity and insulin resistance in the Department of Medicine at Columbia University. While on the faculty at Columbia University, she also taught Master of Science students and health care professionals in the Institute of Human Nutrition, and initiated the use of online learning resources in the classroom.