A/Prof Vinicius Rosa, Vice Dean (Research), NUS Faculty of Dentistry has been conferred two awards by the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) for his significant contributions to the science and application of dental materials research. The two awards are the Distinguished Scientist Young Investigator Award & the Stephen Bayne Mid-Career Award by the Dental Materials Group (DMG).
A/Prof Vinicius Rosa, also from NUS Materials Science and Engineering and Centre for Advanced 2D Materials, is known for his seminal work in developing atomically thin materials for biomedical applications. He pioneered the development of atom-thick coatings to improve bone formation, and decrease biofilms formation and corrosion on implantable dental materials. A prolific researcher and innovator, he has developed ground-breaking technologies that address long-standing gaps faced by the dental field. Last December, he co-invented the Dental Droplet and Aerosol Reducing Tent (Dental DART), a foldable tent-like device that serves as a barrier to protect dentists, nurses and patients from direct and indirect exposure to infectious diseases such as COVID-19. In 2018, he created human odontoblasts (dentin-forming cells on the teeth) from induced pluripotent stem cells, making them suitable candidates for testing the safety and efficacy of dental materials. His contributions are far-reaching and will continually push the bar in frontier research and educating students to solve the problems of the future.
Mr Chua Song Khim, Deputy Chief Executive (Dy CE), NUHS has been conferred the
Medal of Commendation (Gold) Award under the
NTUC May Day Awards 2021. This award is conferred on Senior Management personnel in the Labour Movement network who, after having received the Medal of Commendation, continue to make significant contributions towards promoting and supporting Labour Movement’s outcomes in improving workers’ wages, welfare and work prospects.
Dy CE Chua Song Khim is a people-focused leader who strongly supports progressive employment practices such as re-employment, career development and wage progression.
Over the years of his service across the acute, long term and community care sectors, he advocates close collaboration and establishes strong trust with the Union. During his term as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National University Hospital, in close partnership with the Union, a shared vision for progressive industrial relations was launched. When he was CEO of NTUC Health, he made progressive reviews to the lower wage employees' salary ranges and worked with the Union to develop frameworks for career development along with wage progression.Dy CE plays a leading role in driving Healthcare Productivity Implementation under the Ministry of Health and is a member of the Future Economy Council Essential Domestic Services subcommittee. His contributions to the growth and transformation of the healthcare sector create better work prospects for healthcare professionals.
He is a strong believer in engaging the Union and employees and views the Union as an extension of HR. He recognises the value-added role of a well-represented and responsible Union and regularly works with the Union on initiatives impacting staff. Under his guidance, NUHS maintains excellent relations with the Healthcare Services Employees’ Union (HSEU).NUHS was also awarded the
NTUC May Day Plaque of Commendation this year. The award recognises the cluster as a progressive employer through its readiness to adopt tripartite standards that lead to better staff welfare and career prospects.
Prof Chng Wee Joo has been conferred the
2020 Brian G.M. Durie Outstanding Achievement Award by the International Myeloma Foundation at the 11th Annual International Myeloma Working Group Summit held on 26th August 2020. He is the first Asian to receive this prestigious award. This international award is given to an individual who has demonstrated excellence in multiple myeloma research, and has significantly improved the lives of patients. The prestigious accolade is judged by a working group comprising more than 200 international myeloma experts who conduct collaborative basic, clinical, and translational research to improve health outcomes.The scope of Prof Chng’s research projects include: “Understanding genetic abnormalities and the role they play in myeloma development”; “Stratification of patients into different risk group”; “Understanding the reasons underlying high risk disease that remain a therapeutic challenge”, and “Developing an Asia-wide clinical trial network that provide early access to novel effective treatment” (not just in Singapore but also in other Asian countries). These contributions have resulted in better ways to stratify patients, potential new therapeutic strategies for high risk patients, and an improvement in outcomes of patients due to access to trials.
The 18th edition of Asian Hospital Management Awards is one of the most prestigious hospital management awards in the region. Comprising of 13 award categories, the event seeks to showcase the innovative and progressive methodologies hospitals across the region are adopting to enhance healthcare.
Congratulations to the NUHS & NCIS teams for bagging the Gold Award and the NUH team for receiving the Excellence Award for the following categories this year at the AHMA!
National University Health System (NUHS) Nursing Excellence Project: Improving health and anchoring care in the community through NUHS CareHub
National University Hospital (NUH)Talent Development Project:EQUIPping an Academic Medical Centre with a Sustainable Clinician QI Capability. Developed for the Clinicians. By the Clinicians.
National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS)Cost Reduction Project:Cancer Survivorship Follow up Care in the Community