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12.08.2020

NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine’s COVID-19 Chronicles

NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine’s COVID-19 Chronicles

Some information…

(extract from email dated 7 August 2020 from Mr Chong Yap Seng

Lien Ying Chow Professor in Medicine 

Dean, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine)

“Our graduating class of 2020, who will have to wait till next year for their Commencement, went from final exams (we were one of the few medical schools in the world to persist with our final exams) and a short break right into the wards, due to the pressing needs of the country.  Our non-medical staff have also volunteered at the various external dormitory sites to assist in administrative work, temperature taking, housekeeping, safe distancing control, and other non-clinical tasks

Our doctors and scientists have been at the forefront of this worldwide COVID-19 battle, both at the frontlines and within their labs. To help address the global shortage of nasopharyngeal swabs used in COVID-19 testing, two multidisciplinary research teams from NUS developed three novel swabs to help Singapore be self-sufficient. A multidisciplinary team at NUS is also using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to advance treatment for the coronavirus”