Duke-NUS is greatly indebted to so many people and entities for making this enterprise an excellent one. Our enduring asset in making this journey a success has undoubtedly been our outstanding people and advocates. Their singular belief, commitment and perseverance to our common purpose have enabled the school to forge ahead in its endeavours.
We have also benefited from the strong support we continue to receive from our stakeholders and donors, many of whom are driven by the contributions we have made to the local and global medical scene.
As we move into the next decade, we are constantly reminded that healthcare practices and needs are always evolving and continually influencing medical education and research. Duke-NUS will continue to deepen its partnership with SingHealth and our partners to further integrate our strengths and enhance our Signature Research Programs, creating a world-class Academic Medical Centre in Singapore.
Prof. Thomas Coffman named Dean at Duke-NUS
Duke-NUS and SingHealth signed MOU to further affirm commitment to strengthening their Academic Medicine partnership
Duke-NUS first fundraising Gala Dinner, graced by Singapore's President Tony Tan, raised over S$17 million for research and education initiatives
Mr. Kai Nargolwala appointed Chairman of Duke-NUS's Governing Board
Eight Duke-NUS faculty received the prestigious Singapore Translational Research (STaR) Investigator Awards, Clinician-Scientist Awards and Transition Awards
First MD class completed medical training and embarked on residency training in hospitals and national institutes
The inaugural cohort from the PhD program in Integrated Biology and Medicine enrolled
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong officially opened the campus at 8 College Road
Lien Centre for Palliative Care launched
First class of MD students enrolled
Received first gift of S$80 million from the estate of Tan Sri Khoo Teck Puat, to grow its biomedical research initiatives
Duke-NUS commenced operations from an interim campus
Duke University and NUS formalised the first phase of a partnership to proceed with Singapore's first US-style medical school, named Duke-NUS Medical School
Duke University and National University of Singapore (NUS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to set up a graduate medical school in Singapore
Led by then-Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Tony Tan, a ministerial delegation visited several US universities to discuss a partnership in Singapore
An MOE-appointed international Medical Education Review Panel recommended that Singapore sets up a graduate medical school to develop highly-trained clinicians and clinician scientists to support Singapore's Biomedical Sciences Initiative
Singapore launched S$3-billion Biomedical Sciences Initiative to help the country become Asia’s biomedical hub