University Awards
Recognising Excellence
  • Blood, cardiovascular and respiratory systems
  • Physiology
  • Clinical skills
  • Cancer biology
  • Provides leadership as Vice Dean (Education) at the medical school overseeing all education-related matters, including implementing and developing a new curriculum
  • Initiated, developed and implemented innovative Harvey simulator case-based teaching programmers that are widely acknowledged by students to be fun and useful in helping them apply knowledge and effective in preparing them for clinical training
  • Received more than 600 nominations for teaching awards over the last three years, with consistently high ratings and glowing reviews from students
  • Led the planning and establishment of a Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre that will significantly promote experiential learning
  • Enables students to bridge theory and practice by using case studies to illustrate how the basic knowledge they learn in pre-clinical science is relevant to clinical practice
  • Makes concepts come to life through simulation-based scenarios and hands on experiential learning
  • Makes difficult concepts easier to understand through clear, well-organised explanations and illustrations both to freshmen and graduate students
  • Published 40 widely cited full research papers in international journals, 75 conference papers and three book chapters
  • Reviewer for international journals such as American Journal of Physiology, Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, Endocrine and Journal of Hepatology, as well as for national journals such as The Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Member, American Association for Cancer Research, US (since 2000)
  • Member, Society for Simulation in Healthcare, US (since 2007)
  • Member, College of Family Physicians, Singapore (since 2009)
  • Best Poster Award, 1st International Symposium on Cancer Metastasis and the Lymphovascular System: Basis for Rational Therapy (2005)
  • Excellent Paper (Poster), 21st International Asia-Pacific Conference on Tumour Biology and Medicine (2004)
  • Annual Teaching Excellence Award, NUS (2003/2004, 2002/2003, 2001/2002)
  • Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (2003/2004, 2002/2003, 1999/2000)
"To exemplify and inspire my students to live up to the NUS Medical Society motto – not pride of knowledge but humility of wisdom."