Other HSSR research efforts on different aspects of COVID-19 are being led by Prof Nicholas Graves, Prof David Matchar, Prof Ecosse Lamoureux, Prof Eric Andrew Finkelstein, Prof Tazeen Jafar, Associate Prof Angelique Chan, Asst Prof Chetna Malhotra, Asst Prof Irene Teo, Asst Prof John Ansah, Asst Prof Liu Nam, Asst Prof Rahul Malhotra, Asst Prof Sean Lam, Asst Prof Semra Ozdemir, Asst Prof Sharon Cohan Sung and Asst Prof Sungwon Yoon.
On the policy front, Prof John CW Lim, Director of our Centre for Regulatory Excellence (CoRE), is working with his colleagues in CoRE and the SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute (SDGHI), led by Founding Director Prof Michael Merson, to provide advice, share knowledge, and facilitate collaborative discussions among international and national stakeholders to promote regulatory cooperation, including vaccine development and access.
The SingHealth Duke-NUS AMC is harnessing the collective strengths of Duke-NUS’ medical education and research capabilities, and SingHealth’s clinical expertise to fight the COVID-19 outbreak. Assoc Prof Jenny Low, from Duke-NUS’ EID programme and Co-Director of ViREMiCS, is leading work on early-phase adaptive clinical trials of viral therapeutics and vaccine development, as well as the role of innate immune responses in modulating the outcome of infection or vaccination, which may help to improve therapeutic interventions for infectious diseases such as COVID-19.
Other experts working on COVID-19-related research from the SingHealth Duke-NUS AMC include Dr Indumathi Venkatachalam, Prof Leung Wing Hang, Professor Salvatore Albani, Dr Shirin Kalimuddin and Dr Yung Chee Fu.
In addition to these research efforts, Duke-NUS experts, including Prof Duane Gubler, Prof Gregory Gray, Asst Prof Ashley St. John, Asst Prof Ooi Yaw Shin and Dr Ian Mendenhall, continue to contribute to public education and safety efforts by sharing their insights on coronaviruses with the media as well as tips on how people can stay safe during this pandemic.
In keeping with the imperative on safety, the Duke-NUS administration has embraced all measures put in place by the Singapore Government to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff with minimal disruptions to the School’s operations.