Centre for Quantitative Medicine
Quantitative scientists ensure that studies are appropriately designed, analyzed and reported so as to accurately answer the question of interest. The Centre for Quantitative Medicine (CQM) is an academic home consisting of quantitative scientists that strives to bring biomedical research and the quantitative science communities together. This partnership will improve the quality of biomedical research carried out in Singapore.
CQM also provides a network for quantitative scientists to interact with other colleagues in their same line of work. The nature of quantitative work can sometimes create relatively isolated work environments. CQM helps overcome this isolation and gives quantitative scientists the opportunity to better connect with other like-minded individuals.
Quantitative Medicine Forum
CQM sponsors a monthly Quantitative Medicine Forum with invited guest speakers. The forum is typically scheduled during lunch-time. Topics are usually quantitative in nature, but audiences have ranged from quantitative professionals to clinicians. After the talks, VAPs are created and uploaded onto the website (VAP Library).
CQM sponsors Biostatistics Forums from time to time on an ad-hoc basis. The topics can be somewhat technical in nature. These are geared towards biostatisticians.
Software Training Workshops
CQM faculty and associates run regular software training courses. The materials for these courses are vetted by independent faculty and tested before administered to participants. The courses are usually held in a computer lab for the whole day, with participants provided with a computer and software loaded for hands-on practice. These courses are very popular, and priority is set for AMRI members.
Year 3 Medical Students Quantitative and Clinical Mentoring
Weekly MS-III student meetings: selected CQM faculty team meet with third year medical students who are performing clinical and health services research projects. CQM faculty typically team up with clinician mentors to form a mentoring team for each student.
Khoo Scholars Programme
Weekly Khoo Clinical Scholar meetings: CQM faculty is matched with Khoo Clinician Scholars to support the development of their research proposal.
Deciphering the Medical Literature
Duke-NUS medical students in their third year will take a course Deciphering the Medical Literature (DML) lead by CQM faculty.
Who can apply for CQM membership?
All quantitative scientists in Singapore are eligible to be considered for membership.
Do we have to pay any membership fees?
No, there are no membership fees. CQM is supported by Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.
How will CQM help me in my research?
CQM provides a wealth of expertise in quantitative research in Singapore into one organization. CQM can help you identify quantitative collaborators as well as provide mentoring services for biostatisticians/epidemiologists.