About KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH)
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) is a leading healthcare centre for Obstetrics,Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Neonatology. Founded in 1858, the 830-bed hospital is a referral centre providing tertiary services to manage complex conditions in women and children.
More than 600 specialists adopt a multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to treatment, and harnessthe latest innovations and technology for the best medical care possible.Accredited by Joint Commission International as an Academic Medical Centre, KKH is a majorteaching hospital for Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.
The Hospital also runs the largest specialist training programme for Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Paediatrics in Singapore. Both programmes are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education International (ACGME-I), and are highly rated for the high quality of clinical teaching and the commitment to translational research.For more information, please visit www.kkh.com.sg
About the National University Health System (NUHS)
The National University Health System (NUHS) groups the National University Hospital, the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, the NUS Faculty of Dentistry and the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health under a common governance structure to create synergies for the advancement of health by integrating clinical care, research and education.
The enhanced capabilities and capacity enable the NUHS to deliver better patient care, train future generations of doctors more effectively and bring innovative treatments to patients through groundbreaking research. For more information, please visit www.nuhs.edu.sg
About National University of Singapore (NUS)
A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) isSingapore’s flagship university, which offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise.
NUS has 16 faculties and schools across three campuses. Its transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment. Over 37,000 students from 100 countries enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives.
NUS has three Research Centres of Excellence (RCE) and 26 university-level research institutes and centres. It is also a partner in Singapore’s fifth RCE. NUS shares a close affiliation with 16 national-level research institutes and centres. Research activities are strategic and robust, and NUS is well-known for its research strengths in engineering, life sciences and biomedicine, social sciences and natural sciences. It also strives to create a supportive and innovative environment to promote creative enterprise within its community.
About Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS)
Established in 2007, the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS) is a research institute within the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and its mission is to do needs driven, impact-focused research to promote the health and human capacity of Singapore.
SICS is distinguished by its focus on clinical sciences and the use of innovative approaches and technologies that enable the efficient and effective study of human health and diseases. The clinical scientists in SICS conduct the full spectrum of “bench to bedside” research activities in:
- Metabolic diseases (including diabetes, obesity and insulin resistance)
- Pathways to normal growth and development (including neurocognitive and behavioural development) via birth cohort studies e.g. GUSTO & S-PRESTO – Growing Up in Singapore Towards healthy Outcomes, and Singapore Study of long-Term maternal and child Outcomes
- Nutritional sciences (including functional foods, body composition, carbohydrate / fat / protein metabolism and aspects of food intake, energy regulation, human growth and development, satiety regulation, sensory and taste perception, and nutritional psychology)
- Biology of human ageing.