Professor John CW Lim is founding Executive Director of the Duke-NUS Centre of Regulatory Excellence (CoRE), Senior Advisor at the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH), and Chairman of the Singapore Clinical Research Institute and National Health Innovation Centre.  He is Professor of Practice at the Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School and the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health.  He was formerly Chief Executive Officer of Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority from 2006 to 2014, and has held senior positions in MOH and the Ministry of Education.  


Professor Lim is a medical graduate of NUS with Masters degrees in Public Health from NUS and Health Policy and Management from Harvard University. He is a Specialist in Public Health Medicine and a Fellow of the Singapore Academy of Medicine.


In CoRE, Professor Lim draws on his international experience and networks to enhance health regulatory and systems capacity and scientific excellence for national authorities and industry in the Asia-Pacific and South-East Asia.  He is a member of the Executive Board of the APEC Life Sciences Innovation Forum, the Advisory Group of the US Pharmacopoeia’s Quality Institute, the Scientific Advisory Council of the UK Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science, and the Board of St Andrew’s Mission Hospital in Singapore. Professor Lim received the international Drug Information Association’s 2018 Global Connector Inspire Award for leadership in promoting global collaboration to advance healthcare products to patients.


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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 as Assistant Dean and subsequently Senior Associate Dean of the Office of Graduate Studies. In her capacity, she manages the administrative, academic, and educational affairs of the PhD programme, develops new programmes and initiatives.

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 healthcare professionals in the Institute of Human Nutrition, and initiated the use of online learning resources in the classroom.