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April 2024 | Issue 69

The first quarter of the year saw several prominent events hosted by LKCMedicine such as the 4th James Best Distinguished Lecture, Anatomy Challenge and most notably our annual Open House 2024 which showcased our Medical Library, Scholarly Projects and MedSoc Research Symposium at the Learning Studio@EMB for the first time. These exciting events gave our partners and prospective students an opportunity to learn more about LKCMedicine and to connect with the School.

On the research front, a groundbreaking study detailed in a paper published in Nature Genetics has shed new light on Parkinson’s Disease through a global collaborative effort, which includes co-principal investigator LKCMedicine Assistant Professor Foo Jia Nee and co-first author LKCMedicine Research Associate Michelle Lian.

We are also proud to have launched Asia’s first ‘stackable’ Master of Science in Holistic Palliative Care (HoPE), together with the National Healthcare Group. The HoPE programme is designed for all healthcare professionals keen on upskilling their knowledge in palliative care, and will focus on Asian-centric psychosocial aspects of providing end-of-life care in addition to the medial aspect.

In March 2024, a delegation from LKCMedicine led by our Dean visited our partner medical school, the Imperial College School of Medicine in London to explore new areas for collaboration – specifically in medical research. This is set to reaffirm our close ties with Imperial even with the conclusion of our 18-year collaboration in 2028.

Don’t miss out on all these and more in the latest issue of The LKCMedicine newsletter!