Research is a key thrust for NUHS. Our clinicians and researchers from NUHS research programmes, national centres, Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Public Health work together to co-create translational solutions to prevent and treat diseases, with an emphasis on diseases prevalent in Asia. Access to a large patient population at hospitals and polyclinics within NUHS, combined with a wide range of research specialties and cutting-edge facilities make NUHS an attractive place to conduct research that has direct impact on patients and the community.
Translational Research Programmes (TRPs)
The TRPs are NUHS’s flagship research efforts aimed at achieving significant improvements in disease understanding, clinical practice and innovations that will improve health outcomes in Singapore and globally. The programmes have been positioned to create a strong and coherent scientific base to further attract, recruit, retain and establish world-class scientists to deliver impactful, meaningful research outcomes for Singapore’s health system.
Summit Programmes in Innovation (SPIN)
SPIN gathers clinician-innovators and their scientific knowledge, resources and expertise to produce adoptable solutions that will make an impact to the delivery of healthcare. SPIN also focuses on nurturing aspiring healthcare innovators.
National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS), a national specialty centre treating all paediatric and adult cancers is home to the Cancer Therapeutics Research Group (CTRG) and Haematology-Oncology Research Group (HORG). NCIS collaborates cohesively with scientists to advance cancer medicine by translating basic research discoveries in the laboratory to applied research for clinical trials and eventually to actual treatments. NCIS is also closely affiliated with the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, NUS.
Heart Health Research
National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS)
is a national specialty centre treating and managing complex cardiovascular diseases. Research at NUHCS centres around the Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) and the Cardiovascular Disease Translational Research Programme (CVD TRP), which spans laboratory based research, clinical research, clinical trials, medtech, health services research, prevention and epidemiology research.
Research at NUS Medicine
NUS Medicine takes place at the frontiers of medicine, enabling collaboration, solving biomedical problems and transforming scientific insights into translational outcomes and tangible health benefits. Our sophisticated biomedical research facilities are designed to encourage and enable cutting-edge transformative research.
Research at NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSPSPH)
The first and only full-fledged national public health tertiary education institution in Singapore,
NUS SSHSPH conducts translational cross-disciplinary research work by leveraging cohort studies and life course epidemiology, infectious disease research, health technology assessments, health promotion, workplace health and safety, health systems evaluation and health services research, to impact public health programmes and policies.
Research at NUS Faculty of Dentistry (FoD)
The first dental school to be established in Singapore,
’s main research areas are tissue engineering, microbiology and biomaterials. The Faculty has extended into regenerative medicine and the ageing population, with clinicians and scientists actively working together to improve clinical care through research.