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Launch of the National Heart Research Institiute of Singapore & Tanoto Foundation's Professorship Gift in Cardiovascular Medicine

The National Heart Research Institute (NHRIS) was officially launched by President Tony Tan during the SingHealth Duke-NUS Scientific Congress on 5 September 2014. NHRIS will focus on pertinent research themes in cardiovascular medicine including heart and blood vessel functions, genetics and metabolic heart diseases. In conjunction with the NHRIS’ launch, the Tanoto Foundation has donated $3 million to establish a new Professorship in Cardiovascular Medicine and to fund research initiatives undertaken by the NHRIS. 
 
 
 
President Tony Tan officiating the opening of NHRIS with Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health.
 
 
Mr Sukanto Tanoto (3rd from left), Tanoto Foundation, handing a $3 million cheque to President Tony Tan to establish a new Professorship in Cardiovascular Medicine and to fund research initiatives undertaken by the NHRIS.