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  • The SingHealth and Duke-NUS Academic Medicine partnership builds on the collective clinical strengths of the SingHealth Group with Duke-NUS’ research and medical education capabilities. Together, we create a vibrant academic nexus for new discoveries, learning and care innovation – and bring it to where it matters most: Our Patients. Our Academic Medicine partnership reflects the relentless pursuit of care improvements through research and innovation, and our commitment to share medical knowledge and inspire the next generation to do likewise. Like in many academic medical centers in the world, the partnership between a healthcare provider and university provides a synergistic framework where research, scholarly work and education contribute to the advancement of patient care. Our journey in Academic Medicine is guided by our desire to improve patients’ lives and transform Medicine. Our Academic Medicine efforts are enhanced with the establishment of Academic Clinical Programmes (ACPs) and joint institutes, including the Academic Medicine Education Institute (AM·EI) and Academic Medicine Research Institute (AMRI). Through this dynamic collaboration model, our clinician researchers work closely with scientists while clinician educators mentor medical students and healthcare learners. The result?  We bring new discoveries from bench to bedside and build pipelines of outstanding Academic Clinicians who can define Tomorrow’s Medicine and provide leading edge, cost-effective and patient-centred care. Join us in our Academic Medicine Journey.
  • The SingHealth and Duke-NUS Academic Medicine partnership builds on the collective clinical strengths of the SingHealth Group with Duke-NUS’ research and medical education capabilities. Together, we create a vibrant academic nexus for new discoveries, learning and care innovation – and bring it to where it matters most: Our Patients. Our Academic Medicine partnership reflects the relentless pursuit of care improvements through research and innovation, and our commitment to share medical knowledge and inspire the next generation to do likewise. Like in many academic medical centers in the world, the partnership between a healthcare provider and university provides a synergistic framework where research, scholarly work and education contribute to the advancement of patient care. Our journey in Academic Medicine is guided by our desire to improve patients’ lives and transform Medicine. Our Academic Medicine efforts are enhanced with the establishment of Academic Clinical Programs (ACPs) and joint institutes, including the Academic Medicine Education Institute (AM·EI) and Academic Medicine Research Institute (AMRI). Through this dynamic collaboration model, our clinician researchers work closely with scientists while clinician educators mentor medical students and healthcare learners. The result?  We bring new discoveries from bench to bedside and build pipelines of outstanding Academic Clinicians who can define Tomorrow’s Medicine and provide leading edge, cost-effective and patient-centred care. Join us in our Academic Medicine Journey.  
  • The SingHealth Duke-NUS Cardiovascular Sciences ACP was part of the second wave of ACPs rolled out in late 2012. The Cardiovascular Sciences ACP is built upon three strategic thrusts: Maintain the lead in innovative cardiac care Raise training and education to new heights Strengthen and achieve targeted breakthroughs in research These correspond to the three key programmes of Research, Training and Education, and Clinical Services.
  • The fund supports the Academic Clinical Program (ACP) Family Medicine in their research and education programs.
  • The Medicine Academic Clinical Program (ACP) was part of the first wave of ACPs and it was rolled out in July 2012. Aspirations At Medicine ACP, every medical staff works to advance the boundaries of knowledge in labs, classrooms and clinics. The Medicine ACP Office promotes and supports these dedicated researchers, teachers and clinicians. Together, we work hand in hand to channel resources to further research as well as teaching activities so that patients can ultimately benefit through cutting-edge clinical care. Our Aspirations are to be world-class leaders in Academic Medicine through adequate resourcing of Research and Educational activities, and leveraging on our Clinical Strengths. Medicine ACP’s 4 Strategies 1) Identify and Nurture Academic Talent Our clinicians are talented and have renowned clinical skills. Many also want to impact our next-generation clinicians and push the frontiers of medicine. We will establish career tracks for clinician-educators and clinician-scientists and provide protected time for areas of focus in their chosen tracks. 2) Leverage on Clinical Strengths (Peaks) We have a rich clinical heritage, excellent clinical programs as well as large patient volume. We will capitalize on these strengths to build our departmental and divisional research peaks in order to boost both the quantity and quality of our research output 3) Cooperate and Collaborate We seek to collaborate whenever possible among clinicians and with other staff groups; within SGH and with others with shared interests. In areas where we do not yet have the opportunity to collaborate, we will cooperate, share experiences and expertise. 4) Augment Staff Development Besides clinical skills training, we are establishing developmental portfolio for our educators and researchers so that they can be systematically trained to excel in these areas. We will also increase funding for the crucial but often neglected training soft skills, quality and safety. What does it mean to You? On-going improvement in clinical quality and services resulting in better patient care Teaching and learning opportunities in prestigious institutions Access to cutting-edge and revolutionary research
  • The Neuroscience Academic Clinical Program (ACP) was part of the second wave of ACPs and it was rolled out in April 2012. Aspirations Improving Clinical Care, Education and Research in Neuroscience The Neuroscience ACP exemplifies the spirit of excellence and values of the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) in putting patients as our priority. Our mission and goals have always been built on the three pillars of strength to improve the lives of our patients through Patient Care, Education and Research. We have always been involved in academic activities and have a high level of interest in research. Academic Medicine involves the entire body of NNI. Clinicians, scientists, nurses, allied health professionals, ancillary and administrative staff have a part to play in it. The introduction of the ACP is a major milestone in NNI’s journey of improving patient care and outcomes. With the formation of the Neuroscience ACP, we can now devote more resources to further achieve our mission of driving innovation in Care, Education and Research. The pursuit of our academic mission is primarily to improve patient care, and to transform the delivery of care not only in Singapore but in the region. Neuroscience ACP Key Appointment Holders are Professor Lee Wei Ling (Academic Chair), Associate Professors Au Wing Lok and Ng Wai Hoe (Vice Academic Chair), Professor Tan Eng King (Academic Vice-Chair, Research), Professor Lim Shih Hui and Associate Professor Nigel Tan (Academic Vice-Chair, Education) and Associate Professor Francis Hui (Academic Vice-Chair, Clinical).
  • The Obstetrics & Gynecology Academic Clinical Program (OBGYN ACP) was part of the first wave of ACPs that was rolled out in May 2011. The OBGYN ACP has established several initiatives since its formation. An Academic Medicine Culture Survey, conducted in 2011 and 2012, gave insights into staff engagement in realizing the Academic Medicine Vision. The Division of O&G Work flow Improvement Workshop also brought new efficiencies to clinical service areas. Recently, SingHealth Duke-NUS ACP Grant Awards were established to promote clinical and translational research among junior doctors within the OBGYN ACP. Junior doctors are also being given opportunities to teach medical students - a change which has received much positive feedback. Academic Medicine is changing the way we deliver care to our patients and meet their needs for the future. We seek your support and enthusiasm in creating a vibrant academic medicine culture. Let us embrace this wonderful opportunity to deliver better healthcare for tomorrow. Aspirations The OBGYN ACP has a mission to improve the lives of patients through excellent clinical care, teaching and research. To fulfill this mission, no single individual or department can work alone. The OBGYN ACP comprises clinicians from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Singapore General Hospital. To catalyze cross-fertilization of ideas and sharing of resources, collaborations are constantly forged between institutions to achieve our goals in Academic Medicine. Striving for continual improvement in clinical outcomes and better patient care, we aim to build a pool of clinician educators to educate the younger generation and ensure a high standard of clinical excellence for the future. Our faculties also collaborate with experts from various yields to pioneer new modes of diagnosis and treatment.
  • The Oncology Academic Clinical Program (ACP) was part of the third wave of ACPs and it was rolled out in January 2013.
  • The Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences ACP (EYE-ACP), launched jointly by SingHealth and Duke-NUS, is a cluster-wide framework for all ophthalmologists to advance in Academic Medicine with resources and funding support. Key appointment holders appointed include chair, and vice chairs for education and research. To ensure the healthcare outcomes are world-class, the Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences ACP will be focusing on developing a comprehensive framework of existing well-established research capabilities in SERI and the training capabilities in SNEC. The pursuit of excellence in clinical care, medical education and research remains a key focus for SNEC/SERI. This EYE-ACP is therefore a timely initiative, which will not only formalise academic medicine in ophthalmology but also serve as an endorsement for the staff to push for greater excellence in clinical care, education and research in the field of ophthalmology. The key aims of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences ACP are: Develop into an international eye centre that is within the top 10 centres in the world in clinical service and top 5 in the world in research output in 5 years Establish a three-pronged mission to deliver excellence in eye care, teaching and research Build a sustainable track record of high-quality education and research programmes Identify and develop the next generation of academically-focused clinicians, clinician educators and clinician scientists/investigators, who will play leadership roles in the Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences ACP Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences ACP will also look into developing programmes that will reach out to the countries where the eye care is limited and provide support to develop critical manpower to fill those gaps in these countries. In the longer term, the various initiatives that are being launched with Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences ACP are aimed at transforming SNEC/SERI into a world-class leader in the eye-related research, education and patient care. Aspirations To provide excellent administrative support to meet the needs of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences ACP to ensure its success and long term sustainability; contributing towards not only the building of physical facilities, systems and environment but also the nurturing of an academic culture in the organization through concerted communications programme and stakeholders engagement. To attract the best doctors from Singapore and abroad to train as ophthalmologists by having a comprehensive training program, dedicated teachers and excellent facilities.
  • AM•EI is committed to enhancing the capabilities of each and every educator, so as to build the teaching pipeline and better groom generations of healthcare professionals. This supports the spirit of Generativity, which is developing excellent healthcare educators who can contribute to building up other healthcare professionals in a vibrant learning environment that promotes care innovation and improves patient outcomes. A joint institute by Duke-NUS and SingHealth, AM•EI brings together a community of inter-professional healthcare educators passionate about education. Our members range from senior educators to young Residents, who teach, as well as staff who would like the opportunity to teach, all sharing the common goal to enhance teaching and raise standards in healthcare education. This is what Academic Medicine education is all about – to develop our healthcare educators so that they can bring out the best in their students and contribute towards better patient care. Building on the collective strengths of SingHealth’s clinical excellence and Duke-NUS’ educational expertise, we facilitate the sharing of best practices in teaching, interaction and teamwork across disciplines. This forms the catalyst for knowledge transfer and the generation of interprofessional learning for more integrated care.
  • Academic Medicine Research Institute (AMRI) is collaboration between Duke-NUS and SingHealth that serves as an “academic nexus” by providing scientific support to nurture the research careers of budding and established clinician investigators, clinician scientists and other scientists in the Duke-NUS/ SingHealth Academic Health Cluster. AMRI fosters collaborations among scientific, clinical and quantitative experts in the Academic Clinical Programs (ACPs) at SingHealth and Duke-NUS. AMRI helps both budding and established researchers transform their ideas into research proposals, secure grants, execute projects and publish their findings. AMRI provides mentoring, facilitates development of collaborations and supports pilot studies. AMRI has two branches – one at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and another at Singapore General Hospital. 
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  • The St. Baldrick’s Program is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long, healthy lives. The St. Baldrick's Program now proudly supports the Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) Paediatric Cancer Research Fund.  The fund to date has supported four exciting research projects. NOTE: Please state the name of the person you will be supporting in the "Donation Details" box below. Kindly indicate his/her FIRST & LAST NAME. Eg: Mr John Tan, Miss Mary Lee.  
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