Editor's Corner: February 2022

Empowering women in science

By Kimberley Wang, Editor, The LKCMedicine

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!


Professor Joseph Sung, Dean

Siti Rohanah Koid

Kimberley Wang

Contributors & writers
Andy Kwan
Assistant Professor Christine Wong
Claire Ng and Luke Chua
Feng Zengkun
Dr Lesa Kearney
Sarah Zulkifli

Editorial Board
Professor Lim Kah Leong
Professor Philip Ingham FRS
A/Prof Tham Kum Ying
Dr Vivien Chiong
Mr Andrew Scheuber
Ms Suzanne Lim