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The SingHealth Duke-NUS Research Appreciation Awards 2019 is an award showcase that celebrates the individuals who make research at the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre possible.With more than 220 nominations from the research community this year, the awards recognise winners across 10 categories.

1. Peace Prize Award 
In recognition of the research team leader or principal investigator who values team work, fraternity and collaboration, who makes working together – within or with other teams –  a great experience.

  Assoc Prof Nagaendran Al Kandiah
  Senior Consultant, Department of Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute
  Assoc Prof, SingHealth Duke-NUS Neuroscience Academic Clinical Programme 

2. Mad Scientist Award
In recognition of the scientist who is passionate about science and dedicated to his/her research to the point of distraction (missing meals, haircuts, etc.)

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  Asst Prof Lee Yie Hou 
  Principal Scientist, KKRC Research Lab, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital 
  Assistant Professor, SingHealth Duke-NUS Obstetrics & Gynaecology Academic Clinical Programme 

3. The Lab is My 2nd Home Award
In recognition of the outstanding researcher or laboratory staff who, though behind the scenes, takes pride in his/her work and is relentless in making a positive difference to his/her team.


  Dr Anissa Anindya Widjaja
  Senior Research Fellow, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School

4. Most Coordinated Coordinator Award
In recognition of the outstanding research/clinical trial coordinator who is excellent in ensuring that each study or clinical trial is carried out smoothly and successfully.

  Jane Louisa Chua 
  Senior Clinical Research Coordinator, Dept of Haematology, Singapore General Hospital

5. Can’t Do Without You Research Admin Award
In recognition of the outstanding research administrator who, though behind the scenes, plays a crucial role in supporting and enabling the work of the research community.

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  Janice Pang Xue Qi 
  Executive, Clinical Trials & Research Centre, Singapore General Hospital

6. The Ethical Enforcer Award
In recognition of the research staff who is excellent in ethical compliance and monitoring for research, always ensuring that research meets high ethical standards.

  Sherene Yeo Siew Eng
  Senior Executive, Office of Research Integrity & Compliance, SingHealth

7. Yoda Grant Master Award
In recognition of the research staff who is well-versed with the research grants landscape, and is the go-to person for all matters relating to grants application and grants management.

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  Ng Shi Yun 
  Assistant Manager, Research Administration, National Neuroscience Institute

8. Most Caffeinated Award
In recognition of the research staff who has a never-give-up attitude – carrying a positive spirit and always going the extra mile both in their work and when working with others.

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  Dr Manju Chandran 
  Senior Consultant, Department of Endocrinology, Singapore General Hospital 
  Adj Asst Prof, SingHealth Duke-NUS Medicine Academic Clinical Programme 

9. Most Sensei Master Award
In recognition of researchers who give guidance and mentorship / build the younger pool of researchers.

  Dr Ian H Mendenhall 
  Principal Scientist, Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School

10. Bunsen Burner Award
In recognition of the aspiring researcher who is passionate, enthusiastic and conscientious about his work - a bright young flame in the research community!

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  Kwan Yu Heng
  MD-PhD Candidate, Programme in Health Services and Systems Research, Duke-NUS Medical School