A Singaporean who wishes to remain anonymous has made a S$500,000 gift NTU Singapore’s Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) in support of the medical school’s mission to transform medical education and advance healthcare research in Singapore.
The donor, who works in the finance sector, was impressed with the immense progress NTU Singapore’s medical school has made in its first decade under its former dean Professor James Best’s leadership, and hopes his donation will turn into a gift of knowledge for the NTU community. With matching by the Singapore government, the total gift is S$1 million.
With this gift, NTU LKCMedicine will set up the LKCMedicine 10th Anniversary (2020) Distinguished Visitor programme, which will bring in Nobel and Lasker laureates, and other renowned scientists to Singapore to engage with the NTU community and address thought-provoking issues in medicine.
Aside from engaging with the NTU community, these Distinguished Visitors will also conduct a public lecture as part of the new James Best Distinguished Lecture Series, named after NTU LKCMedicine’s former dean from 2014 to 2021.