News In Brief: February 2022
LKCMEDICINE EDUCARE AWARDS RECOGNISE CHILDREN’S RESILIENCE
LKCMedicine recently launched the EduCare Awards to encourage and recognise school-going children amongst its staff who braved the pandemic despite their young age. To qualify for the award, staff had to submit a short write-up on how their school-going children had showed resilience, adaptability, empathy and creativity amidst the pandemic. In January, 42 staff were presented with the EduCare Awards based on their submissions.
SCHOLARLY PROJECTS CELEBRATORY EVENING
Held on 12 January over Zoom, the AY2021-22 Scholarly Projects Celebratory Evening showcased a range of Scholarly Projects completed by students in 2021. A total of six project prize winners gave oral presentations on their research, followed by a showcase segment featuring 33 poster presenters in breakout rooms. The projects straddled four categories of research, including clinical practice, laboratory and translational, medical education, and population health and health technology. Following an exciting poster voting segment, four students emerged as poster prize winners for the following awards: Best Poster Design, Best Study Methodology, Most Impactful Project and Most Novel Project.
COVID-19 EXPERTS FROM IMPERIAL AND SINGAPORE SHARE LESSONS FROM PANDEMIC
In December 2021, scientists from LKCMedicine, National Centre of Infectious Diseases (NCID) and Imperial College London (Imperial) gathered at a virtual symposium to discuss their research during the COVID-19 pandemic. The symposium was co-organised by LKCMedicine’s Professors Laurent Renia and Lim Kah Leong, NCID’s Professor Leo Yee Sin and Associate Professor David Lye, and Imperial’s Professors Charles Bangham and Graham Cooke. The event was the third of a continuing series of joint symposia between the three partners, with the event dedicating time to explore areas of research priorities, complementary strengths, and avenues to further strengthen this valuable collaborative partnership.
NTU HEALTH AND SAFETY INSPIRATIONAL AWARDS 2021
LKCMedicine won two awards at the NTU Health & Safety Inspirational Awards 2021. The awards recognise safety committees, individuals and innovation projects by the safety teams from NTU Schools and Centres that were a source of inspiration and pride and are worthy of commendation. LKCMedicine emerged top in the Safety, Health and Risk Profile (SHARP) Category 2 group and awarded Gold for NTU Health and Safety Performance. The external judging panel commended the School for its strong safety culture and management support. The School also won Silver in the Health & Safety Improvement Award for innovative and creative solutions to address health and safety hazards. The submitted project featured a trolley that was developed by Yeap Yee Jie from Vice-Dean (Research) Professor Lim Kah Leong’s lab, Dr Sini Mathew and Mr Sowpati Jayaker to mitigate the risks associated with retrieving racks and boxes from liquid nitrogen. Dr Mathew also won one of the Safety Star Awards which recognise individuals who have made significant contribution to improving health and safety in their School or Centre.