Updated: 12/06/2013 00:03

Singapore joins prestigious global translational medicine network

Singapore joins prestigious global translational medicine network

Singapore's largest academic healthcare cluster, SingHealth and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, have joined a new global research network to speed up the discovery of treatments and cures. 

They have signed an MOU with the Eureka Institute for Translational Medicine, an elite group of academic medical institutes from Europe and North America. 

Joining the network will strengthen SingHealth and Duke-NUS's capabilities in translational medicine. 

That's the branch of medical science that turns research into new solutions for fighting disease. 

Singapore researchers from the network will be offered places on the Eureka Intitute's translational medicine certification programme, the only one of its kind on an international level. 

It equips professionals with the skills to achieve meaningful clinical breakthroughs. 

The Eureka Institute also plans to develop a master's programme in translational medicine over the next five years. 

As network members, SingHealth and Duke-NUS will be able to shape the course to address skill gaps identified in Asia.

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