August 2015 | Issue 19


News roundup

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​UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills visits LKCMedicine

On 28 July, LKCMedicine hosted the UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP as he visited the medical school before attending a roundtable discussion on Smart Cities synergies between the UK and Singapore. Singapore’s Permanent Secretary for Public Service Division Ms Yong Ying-I, the UK Deputy High Commissioner Ms Judith Slater, NTU Chief of Staff and Vice-President for Research Professor Lam Khin Yong and LKCMedicine Dean Professor James Best also attended the discussion. Mr Javid was part of a UK government delegation led by British PM David Cameron, who visited Singapore over two days in July.

LKCMedicine grows local and international ties 
Over the last two months, LKCMedicine hosted several teams of visitors from international universities, including the University of Luxembourg, Taylor’s University from Malaysia and Australia’s University of Newcastle as well as local partners, including SingHealth Polyclinics, Raffles Medical Group and a team from the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology. The hosts shared their experience with the visitors and explored common ground. A team from LKCMedicine also visited the National University Health System (NUHS) to learn about NUHS’s research facilities and projects. Looking for inspiration on managing its upcoming Anatomy Museum, another LKCMedicine team went to learn best practices from the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.​
Singapore Medical Association hosts LKCMedicine
On 17 June, President of Singapore Medical Association (SMA) Dr Wong Tien Hua invited the senior leadership of LKCMedicine to dinner with members of the 56th SMA Council. During dinner, topics including how SMA could contribute to LKCMedicine and the education of our future doctors were discussed.