February 2022 | Issue 58
On 11 February, the world celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Organised by the United Nations, this day highlights the importance of achieving full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieving gender equality.
In this issue, we take a closer look at some of the challenges that female scientists face and how the School is empowering them through the Women in Science @ LKCMedicine initiative. Assistant Professor Christine Wong, who is a representative of the initiative, also shares her thoughts on aspiring qualities of junior scientists.
At the same time, we celebrate the graduation of our third cohort of Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine students – the Class of 2021. We are proud of them for successfully completing their course amid pandemic disruptions. To date, we have trained 66 sports medicine professionals to meet the urgent need for such services in Singapore.
Don’t miss out on all these and more in the latest issue!
Up close with Associate Professor David Lye
A/Prof Lye, Deputy Chairman of the COVID-19 Research Workgroup, gives insights into how they are conducting studies to better understand COVID-19 and its transmission in Singapore.
More sports medicine professionals gear up to meet growing need
LKCMedicine celebrates the graduation of its third cohort of Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine (GDSM) students – the Class of 2021.
Empowering women in science
We take a closer look at some of the challenges that female scientists face and how the School is empowering them through the Women in Science @ LKCMedicine initiative.
Women in Science @ LKCMedicine breaks new ground
Launched in August 2020, the initiative empowers female researchers, creates equal opportunities and tackles barriers to support the new generation of women leaders in the field of science.
Inaugural James Best Distinguished Lecture Series
The School will launch the inaugural lecture on 19 March 2022, supported by the LKCMedicine 10th Anniversary (2020) Distinguished Visitor programme.
Associate Professor Nagaendran Kandiah: Benefit research to benefit patients
A/Prof Kandiah, Director of LKCMedicine’s upcoming Dementia Research Centre, delves into his plans to achieve its mission of discovering strategies to prevent dementia.
Associate Professor Joanne Ngeow: Advancing genomic medicine
A/Prof Ngeow talks about her path to specialising in genomic medicine and her clinician-scientist journey.
Be a Wonder Woman – Life is too short to live the dream of others!
Asst Prof Christine Wong, a representative of Women in Science @ LKCMedicine, shares how the School is supporting women in science and aspiring qualities of junior scientists.
Pushing new frontiers in biomedicine
LKCMedicine holds a conference for our early career researchers to host and interact with accomplished scientists whose research would be of great interest to the School.
Digital Transform MedEd: Science as a pillar of a better society
A series of open-access online events hosted by Imperial College London and LKCMedicine, Digital Transform MedEd gives a sneak peek of the on-site conference to be held in November this year.