April 2016 | Issue 23
News roundup

CardboArt at EMB

Until 30 June, the Collaboration Space at LKCMedicine’s Experimental Medicine Building (EMB) plays host to CardboArt, an exhibition organised by NTU Museum showcasing sculptures by cardboard sculptor Bartholomew Ting (pictured below). Inspired by his work experience in a company supplying cardboard, Bart started using the material to create his sculptures. His first set entitled “Thinking Hands” encourages visitors to look beyond the usual use of materials and innovate by re-purposing these materials into artistic yet functional objects. See Upcoming Events for more information.

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Visit by Victorian Government Health Minister
On 4 March, Victorian Government Health Minister the Hon Jill Hennessy MP visited LKCMedicine’s Novena Campus. Accompanied by Chief of Staff, Office of the Minister for Health Mr Chris McDermott, Minister Hennessy was warmly welcomed by LKCMedicine Dean Professor James Best and the School’s leadership, and National Healthcare Group (NHG) Deputy Group CEO for Education and Research Associate Professor Lim Tock Han and Tan Tock Seng Hospital Institute of Infectious Diseases & Epidemiology Head of Clinical Epidemiology Associate Professor Angela Chow. The Minister heard about the latest developments at NHG and LKCMedicine, including presentations on the curriculum and research. Minister Hennessy left impressed with Singapore’s infectious disease research and management, the achievements of LKCMedicine to date, and looked forward to working together in many areas.

LKCMedicine Dean at Neuroscience
ACP Research Day On 4 March, LKCMedicine Dean Professor James Best was the Guest-of-Honour at the third annual Neuroscience Academic Clinical Programme (ACP) Research Day, organised by the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) and held at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital Community Hall. After a welcome and official opening of the event, Prof Best took to the stage to deliver his keynote address to an audience of some 100 researchers and healthcare professionals. Titled “Mind over matter? Are there still boundaries between psychiatry and neurology?”, Prof Best made the case for the two specialties and the overlapping field of neuropsychiatry to converge to provide and advance care more effectively.