August 2017 (Special Edition) | Issue 31
News roundup


Fireworks2.jpg​​OneLKC wishes Singapore a happy 52nd birthday!
Celebrating one people, one nation, OneLKC, LKCMedicine hosted more than 100 members of the wider HealthCity Novena community and their families to a National Day party on 9 August at the Clinical Sciences Building’s Medical Library, from where the revellers enjoyed fantastic views of the firework display.             


NTU retains top spot in QS global top young university ranking

NTU has topped the list of the world’s top young universities for the fourth consecutive year, according to the latest Top 50 Under 50 ranking by international education consultancy firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) released in July. Earlier this year, NTU rose to 11th in QS’s World University Rankings, just shy of the global top 10.​

The LKCMedicine
clinches APEX Award of Excellence
This newsletter, The LKCMedicine, won an APEX 2017 Award of Excellence for Newsletters – Writing. With close to 1,400 entries from around the world, the awards, which recognise excellence in publishing by professional communicators, evaluated entries on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the success of the entry in achieving overall effectiveness.

LKCMedicine faculty and student honoured by Koh Boon Hwee scholars and their mentors
LKCMedicine Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Skin Biology Woo Wei Meng was honoured as inspirational faculty by 2017 Koh Boon Hwee Scholar and School of Biological Sciences graduate Maharah bte Abdul Mahid. The award recognises up to 20 graduating NTU students, while honouring the teachers and NTU faculty who have inspired them. A one-time cash grant of $5,000 is set up in the name of each teacher, who in turn nominates a prospective student from their institution to benefit from the grant. Last year, Victoria Junior College teacher Mrs Toh Chin Ling nominated LKCMedicine Class of 2021 student P S Pandiyan as grant recipient.

LKCMedicine strengthens ties with Imperial and its healthcare partners
On 22 and 23 June, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Chief Executive Dr Tracey Leigh Batten and Medical Director Dr Julian Redhead, who were accompanied by Imperial Faculty of Medicine Dean Professor Gavin Screaton and Vice-Dean for Research Professor Jonathan Weber, visited Singapore and LKCMedicine. During their two-day visit, they met with LKCMedicine’s senior leadership and visited hospitals here to explore areas of mutual interest including research, medical education and clinical training. Hosts and visitors engaged in lively discussions, exchanging experiences of Team-Based Learning, early patient contact and overseas student exchanges.