June 2018 | Issue 36

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News roundup

​Health for Life in Singapore (HELIOS) team reaches out to NTU alumni, caregivers and the Indian community
In the month of May, the Health for Life in Singapore (HELIOS) team actively raised awareness of its HELIOS study through events such as alumni networking of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and Nanyang Business School, a caregiver talk organised by the Institute of Mental Health, and the annual Indian Traditional Games Festival 2018, organised by Vivekanand Seva Sangh (Singapore). At the festival, Member of Parliament for Fengshan Constituency Ms Cheryl Chan and High Commissioner of India Mr Jawed Ashraf encouraged the HELIOS team in their outreach activities and work.


Ms Caroline Pang receives Professional Service Award 2017 from the Library Association of Singapore
On May 26, LKCMedicine Director of Heritage Centre & Medical Library Ms Caroline Pang received a Professional Service Award from the Library Association of Singapore (LAS), at its Annual General Meeting and Awards Ceremony, held at the Lifelong Learning Institute. Ms Pang was acknowledged for her leadership and significant contribution to the local library landscape in setting up three libraries: the Medical Library at LKCMedicine, the Tanoto Library at INSEAD's Asia Campus, and the Medical Library at the National Cancer Centre. Ms Pang was also involved with library information literacy and archival projects, and had contributed her expertise to the wider library community.

LKCMedicine showcases its technology-enhanced anatomy learning tools

On June 1, LKCMedicine demonstrated its technology-enhanced anatomy learning tools at an exhibition held in conjunction with the Dialogue with India's Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi. The event, titled Transforming Asia through Innovation, was attended by about 2,000 participants including Minister for Education Mr Ong Ye Kung who was the Minister-in-Attendance to PM Modi. At the LKCMedicine booth, Head of Anatomy Assistant Professor Reddy Mogali and Associate Professor of Human and Microbial Genetics Eric Yap presented on the School's innovative tools for human anatomy and demonstrated the in-house developed low-cost anatomy tools including 3D-printed models and 3D virtual models from the scans of plastinated specimens.

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Clinical Sciences Building features in Green Mark Tours
LKCMedicine's CSB has been selected to be part of the Green Mark Tours, a key highlight of the International Green Building Conference (IGBC) 2018. To be conducted by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) on Sep 4 during the Singapore Green Building Week which runs from Sep 4-7, visitors will have the chance to view the School's energy-efficient and green features, including the outdoor gathering spaces, the regenerative energy lifts, and an underfloor air distribution system. IGBC is an annual premier green building conference where thought leaders, policymakers and practitioners in the built environment sector gather for learning, networking and collaborations.​