June 2022 | Issue 60
On 15 May, the School celebrated with our student Jonathan Au Eong as he made history by clinching a gold medal in the men’s individual foil (fencing) at the 31st SEA Games. Beyond sports, our students are also flying the LKCMedicine flag high in other arenas, taking home top prizes at national and international competitions.
In April, we launched the Centre for Biomedical Informatics and Dementia Research Centre (Singapore) that will contribute to LKCMedicine’s growing research capabilities, in line with the School’s vision of redefining medicine and transforming healthcare. Our scientists, including LKCMedicine Dean Professor Joseph Sung, continue to carry out impactful research on diseases and public health issues.
Don’t miss out on all these and more in the latest issue!
Up close with Associate Professor Luo Dahai
LKCMedicine Associate Professor of Infection and Immunity Luo Dahai shares his passion for research on viruses and leading his team in preclinical studies of antiviral drug discovery.
#whylkcmedicine2022: Showcasing the best of LKCMedicine
For the first time in two years, the School hosted in person close to 400 prospective students who have been offered a place and their parents at an engagement event.
Raising a toast to our champions
This issue celebrates our student Jonathan Au Eong’s historic gold medal at the 31st SEA Games, and those who are flying the LKCMedicine flag high in other arenas.
Celebrating our champions
LKCMedicine students and alumni have done the School proud by emerging as champions at major regional and international competitions.
Study shows how non-alcoholic fatty liver disease increases risk of vascular diseases
Scientists shed light on why the leading cause of mortality for a type of liver disease is cardiovascular complications, instead of liver damage.
LKCMedicine unveils new research centre to study dementia in Asians
The research centre aims to better understand how dementia develops in Asians and to advance new strategies to help predict and delay the progression of the disease.
LKCMedicine leads research to tackle osteoarthritis supported by S$1.2 million gift
NTU scientists aim to develop novel treatments to tackle osteoarthritis, supported by a S$1.2 million gift from StemiGen Therapeutics, a Singapore biotechnology company.
Five years and beyond for Primary Care Research Network
As the research network celebrates its fifth anniversary, LKCMedicine Professor Helen Smith shares what it has accomplished and what it hopes to achieve moving forward.
The big question: To keep online learning or resume face-to-face?
With the easing of COVID restrictions, Assistant Dean for Year 5 Associate Professor Tham Kum Ying explores how much of learning should be kept online.
On the other side: LKCMedicine alumni interview prospective students for the first time
Our alumni took on the role of interviewers for the Multiple Mini Interviews, designed to assess aptitude and suitability for the MBBS programme.
The Imperial Immersion Week returns with success, reflection and connection
The Imperial School of Medicine was excited to host a group of LKCMedicine students, who participated in a variety of activities.