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Congratulations to our clinician scientists and researchers who received national grants to transform patient care with their research!

The National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Awards recognise clinician scientists and researchers for their outstanding achievements and contributions. The 2018 awards were presented during the NMRC Research Symposium which took place on 17th and 18th April 2018.

 

Open Fund - Large Collaborative Grant (OF-LCG)

 

OF-LCGs support the best public healthcare research teams in advancing human health and wellness, and creating economic value for Singapore and its people through research. This year research teams from National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore National Eye Centre and Singapore Eye Research Institute secured close to $60 million in grant funding under the Open Fund - Large Collaborative Grant (OF-LCG).

 

NCCS team wins $25 million grant for The Virus-induced Cancer: Translational Oncology Research & Immunology Consortium

 


 

 

 

 

Corresponding PI : Assoc Prof Toh Han Chong, Deputy Director (Education) and Senior Consultant, Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore

 

 

 

Theme PIs:

  • Assoc Prof William Hwang, Medical Director, National Cancer Centre Singapore
  • Prof Chng Wee Joo, Director, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore

  • Prof Goh Boon Cher, Deputy Director (Research), National University Cancer Institute, Singapore

  • Assoc Prof John E. Connolly, Senior Principal Investigator, IMCB, Agency for Science, Technology and Research

  • Adj Assoc Prof Subhra Kumar Biswas, Principal Investigator, SigN, Agency for Science, Technology and Research

  • Assoc Prof DasGupta Ramanuj, Group Leader & Associate Professor, GIS, Agency for Science, Technology and Research

  • Prof Han Weiping, Deputy Director, SBIC, Agency for Science, Technology and Research

  • Assoc Prof Paul A Macary, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, National University of Singapore

  • Prof Salvatore Albani, Director, Translational Immunology Institute, SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre; Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School    

  • Dr Valerie Chew, Junior Principal Investigator, Translational Immunology Institute, SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre

For full list of team members, click here

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SNEC /SERI team wins $24 million grant for Translational Asian Age-related Macular Degeneration Programme

 


 

 

 

 

Corresponding PI : Assoc Prof Gemmy Cheung, Deputy Head & Senior Consultant, Medical Retina Department, Singapore National Eye Centre

 

 

 

Theme PIs:

  • Prof Wong Tien Yin, Medical Director, SNEC; Vice Dean, Academic & Clinical Development, Duke-NUS Medical School

  • Assoc Prof Cheng Ching-Yu,  Associate Professor, Clinical Sciences, Duke-NUS; Senior Clinician Scientist, SNEC and Head, Ocular Epidemiology Research Group & Statistic Platform, Singapore Eye Research Institute

  • Asst Prof Wang Xiaomeng, Assistant Professor, LKC School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University

  • Assoc Prof Yasuo Yanagi, Senior Clinician Scientist, Medical Retina Department, Singapore National Eye Centre & Singapore Eye Research Institute

  • Prof Leopold Schmetterer, Professor of Ophthalmology, LKC School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University

  • Assoc Prof Caroline Chee, Head & Senior Consultant, Surgical Retina, National University Hospital

  • Assoc Prof Colin Tan, Senior Consultant, Opthalmology, TTSH; Associate Professor, Ophthalmology, Duke-NUS Medical School

  • Prof Ecosse Lamoureux, Head, Health Services Research, Singapore Eye Research Institute; Professor, Health Services & Systems Research Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School

  • Prof Dan Milea, Senior Clinician, Neuro-Ophthalmology Department, Singapore National Eye Centre

For a full list of team members, click here

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NCCS team wins $10 million grant For Next-Generation Clinical Trials and Integrative Research to Fight Lung Cancer

 

 

 

 

 

Corresponding PI : Dr Tan Eng Huat, Senior Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology; Head, Division of Clinical Trials & Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre Singapore

 

 

 

Theme PIs:  

  • Adj Assoc Prof Daniel Tan Shao Weng, Senior Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore

  • Assoc Prof N Gopalakrishna Iyer, Head, SingHealth Duke-NUS Head & Neck Centre; Senior Consultant, Division of Surgical Oncology, NCCS; Associate Professor, Cancer & Stem Cell Biology Programme, Duke-NUS

  • Dr Ross Soo Senior Consultant, Department of Haematology-Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore

  • Adj Asst Prof Evan W Newell, Principal Investigator, SIgN, Agency for Science, Technology and Research

  • Dr Ng Quan Sing, Senior Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore

  • Dr Zhai Weiwei, Principal Investigator, GIS, Agency for Science, Technology and Research

  • Dr Anders Skanderup, Principal Investigator, GIS, Agency for Science, Technology and Research

  • Prof Daniel Tenen, Director, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore

  • Dr Tam Wai Leong, Principal Investigator, GIS, Agency for Science, Technology and Research

  • Assoc Prof Darren Lim Wan-Teck, Senior Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology; Clinical & Scientific Director, SingHealth Investigational Medicine Unit

  • Dr Toh Chee Keong, Senior Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore

  • Asst Prof Lisa Tucker-Kellogg, Assistant Professor,  Cancer & Stem Cell Biology Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School 

For full list of team members, click here

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Singapore Translational Research Investigator Awards

 

Prof Stuart Cook
Tanoto Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Director, National Heart Research Institute Singapore,
Deputy Director (Clinical), SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Precision Medicine
Professor and Programme Director, Programme in Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disorders, Duke-NUS Medical School

 

Prof Tan Eng King
Deputy Medical Director (Academic Affairs), National Neuroscience Institute
Senior Consultant, Dept of Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute
Professor, Programme in Neuroscience & Behavioural Disorders, Duke-NUS Medical School

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Clinician Scientist Award – Senior Investigator (CSA-SI)

 

Assoc Prof Toh Han Chong
Deputy Director (Education), National Cancer Centre Singapore
Senior Consultant, Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore
Associate Professor and Academic Vice Chair (Education), Oncology Academic Clinical Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School

 

Prof Pierce Chow Kah Hoe
Senior Consultant, Division of Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore
Professor, Oncology Academic Clinical Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School

 

Assoc Prof Tong Hak Tien Louis
Senior Consultant, Department of Corneal and External Eye Disease, Singapore National Eye Centre
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School

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Clinician Scientist Award – Investigator (CSA-INV)

 

Assoc Prof Joanne Ngeow Yuen Yie
Senior Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore
Assistant Professor, Oncology Academic Clinical Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School

Associate Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

Adj Assoc Prof Daniel Tan Shao Weng
Senior Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology ,National Cancer Centre Singapore
Principal Investigator, DMS - Lab of Telomerase Expression & Biomarkers, National Cancer Centre Singapore
Adjunct Associate Professor, Oncology Academic Clinical Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School

 

Assoc Prof Christopher Ang Beng Ti
Senior Consultant, Dept of Neurosurgery, National Cancer Centre Singapore
Associate Professor, Neuroscience Academic Clinical Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School

 

Adj Assoc Prof Chan Ling Ling
Senior Consultant, Dept of Diagnostic Radiology, Singapore General Hospital
Adjunct Associate Professor, Radiological Sciences Academic Clinical Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School

 

Asst Prof Mahesh Sangrithi
Consultant, Dept of Reproductive Medicine, KK Women's and Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynaecology Academic Clinical Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School

 

Assoc Prof Darren Lim Wan Teck
Clinical & Scientific Director, Investigational Medicine Unit, SingHealth
Senior Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore
Associate Professor, Oncology Academic Clinical Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School

 

Asst Prof Katy Leung Ying Ying
Senior Consultant, Dept of Rheumatology & Immunology, Singapore General Hospital
Assistant Professor, Medicine Academic Clinical Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School

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Transition Awards

 

Asst Prof Johnny Ong Chin-Ann
Associate Consultant, Division of Surgical Oncology , National Cancer Centre Singapore
Assistant Professor, Oncology Academic Clinical Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School

Asst Prof Yeo Joo Guan
Consultant, Division of Medicine, KK Women's and Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Paediatrics Academic Clinical Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School

 

Dr Clarinda Chua Wei Ling
Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore
Adjunct Instructor, Oncology Academic Clinical Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School

Dr Liu Yu-Chi
Clinician Scientist, Singapore National Eye Centre
Instructor, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School

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NMRC Research Training Fellowship

 

Dr Amit Jain

Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore

 

Dr Jason Chan Yong Sheng

Associate Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore

 

Dr Than Hein

Consultant, Department of Haematology, Singapore General Hospital

 

Dr Tiew Pei Yee

Associate Consultant, Department of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, Singapore General Hospital

 

Dr Wong Chee Wai

Consultant, General Cataract and Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department , Singapore National Eye Centre

 

Dr Yeo Tianrong

Consultant, Department of Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute

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MOH Healthcare Research Scholarship – Master of Clinical Investigation (MCI) Programme

 

Dr Chew Chu Shan Elaine

Consultant, Department of Paediatrics, Adolescent Medicine Service, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital         

 

Dr Geoffrey Sithamparapillai Samuel

Consultant, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Singapore General Hospital

 

Dr Quah Lishan Jessica

Associate Consultant, Department of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, Changi General Hospital        

 

Dr Tsai Shih Hsiang Andrew

Associate Consultant, General Cataract and Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department, Singapore National Eye Centre

 

Dr Wang Yu Tien

Senior Consultant, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, SGH

 

Dr Yang Liying

Associate Consultant, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, SGH

 




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