April 2017 | Issue 29
News roundup

Singapore’s RIE future
On 15 February, LKCMedicine Governing Board and A*STAR Chairman Mr Lim Chuan Poh delivered the Interdisciplinary Graduate School Distinguished Lecture at NTU’s Lecture Theatre 26. In his talk titled “Singapore’s RIE System – Creating the Future”, Mr Lim outlined the history of research in Singapore and contextualised it against other small advanced economies before looking to the future. He also explored the opportunities for young researchers that arise from Singapore's knowledge-based, innovation-driven system.

 

LKCMedicine and NTU give media a sneak peek into the new facilities at CSB
On 2 March, NTU President Professor Bertil Andersson and LKCMedicine Dean Professor James Best, together with NTU Deputy Provost for Education Professor Kam Chan Hin and LKCMedicine Vice-Deans Associate Professor Naomi Low-Beer and Professor Russell Gruen, hosted Singapore media for a sneak peek into the School’s brand new teaching, research and recreational facilities at CSB. Mainstream media, including The Straits Times, Channel NewsAsia, Lianhe Zaobao and radio news, attended the briefing and tour. At each stop, subject experts and student volunteers were on hand to bring the School’s curriculum, pedagogy and research to life.

 

Edutainment boosts health messaging
In February, LKCMedicine hosted NTU School of Art, Design & Media Visiting Professor Doe Mayer, who talked about Entertainment-Education, a strategy to educate viewers by communicating health messages through entertainment, to a group of more than 60 professionals from health education, communications and the media; as well as about Hollywood’s depiction of health and society to an audience of students and simulated patients.