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AM Research Grant Initiative


The AM Research Grant Initiative provides funding support to deserving translational and clinical research within the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre (AMC).

You may view our latest AM Research Grant Initiative 2023 Recipients below and find out more about the principal investigators involved and their project titles.


AM Research Grant Initiative Recipients

Main Category
​Name of Recipient​Institution / ACP​Project Title
​Start-Up​Dr Yuganthini VIJAYANATHAN
​National Neuroscience Institute / NeuroscienceSpatio-distributed metabolism-related genes potentially govern metabolic rewiring, driving malignancy of heterogenous glioblastoma tumor
​Start-Up​Dr LIU Chang​Singapore Eye Research Institute / Ophthalmology & Visual SciencesEvaluation of the safety of terahertz scanning system on corneas: Phase I trial
​Start-Up​Dr Thet Tun AUNG
​Singapore Eye Research Institute / Ophthalmology & Visual SciencesA novel pre-adapted bacteriophage therapy for methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections
​Start-UpDr FONG ShengSingapore General Hospital / MedicineDeveloping molecular biomarkers for dementia staging in a Singapore cohort of geriatric patients
​Start-Up​Dr HO Quan Yao​Singapore General Hospital / MedicineImmune monitoring of kidney transplant recipients using torque teno virus
​Start-Up​Dr Henry SOEHARNO
​Singapore General Hospital / Musculoskeletal SciencesBiomechanical assessment of varying megaprosthesis lengths in distal femoral replacement following tumour excision using finite element modelling
​Start-Up​Dr LEONG Jing Yao​Singapore Health Services / Paediatrics Deep antigenic interrogation of T-B cell compartments across individuals with divergent tolerogenic or reactive humoral house dust mite response
Transition Project​Dr HWANG Le-Ann​National Cancer Centre Singapore / OncologyTargeting mutant p53 with mutation-specific antibody-based therapeutics
​Transition Project​Dr Iswaree Devi D/O BALAKRISHNAN
​National Heart Centre Singapore /
Cardiovascular Sciences
CLARITI: Cardiomyopathy Linked Ambiguous variant Resolution using artificial InTelligence and Induced pluripotent stem cells
​Transition Project​Asst Prof Simon NUSINOVICI
​Singapore Eye Research Institute / Ophthalmology & Visual SciencesBiological mechanisms of the protective effect of statin medication for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
​Transition Project​Dr Abby CHOKE
​Singapore General Hospital / Musculoskeletal SciencesAssessing scaffold-guided bone regeneration using a 3D printed polycaprolactone-tricalcium phosphate (PCL-TCP) composite scaffold in a rodent model
​Transition Project​Dr LI Fang ​Singapore General Hospital / Musculoskeletal SciencesDevelopment of novel surgical technique for 3D printed patient-specific scaphoid replacement: A computational simulation approach
​Transition Project​Dr Rebecca LIM Qian Ru ​Singapore General Hospital / Musculoskeletal SciencesDevelopment of a novel implant arthroplasty for distal interphalangeal joints of the hand in the treatment of osteoarthritis
​Transition Project​Asst Prof Robert YAP Tze-Jin ​Singapore General Hospital / Musculoskeletal SciencesIn-vivo validation of a novel synthetic braided scaffold for tendon reconstructive surgery
​​Transition Project​Dr THEAN Lai Fun​Singapore General Hospital / SurgerySpatial transcriptomics to unravel associations of intratumor microbiome with tumor immune microenvironment and metastasis risk in the early-stage colorectal cancer patients
​​Transition Project​Dr Allen WONG Wei Jiat​Sengkang General Hospital / Musculoskeletal SciencesThe use of a rectus abdominis flap in the primary prevention of anastomotic leaks in the Whipple procedure
​Special CategoriesName of Recipient​Institution / ACP​Project Title

Artificial Intelligience Research (AIR)

​Sengkang General Hospital / Emergency MedicineDevelopment of an AI Tool to predict ED triage at Sengkang General Hospital
​​Health Services Research – HEARTS (HSR-HEARTS)Dr YEW Jielin​Changi General Hospital / MedicineEvaluation of the cost-effectiveness of universal screening for primary aldosteronism, a curable form of hypertension
​​Health Services Research – HEARTS (HSR-HEARTS)Dr NG Yao Yi Kennedy​National Cancer Centre Singapore / OncologyMeasuring the true cost of cancer: A longitudinal study on productivity cost and health-related quality of life for cancer patients
​​Health Services Research – HEARTS (HSR-HEARTS)​Dr KIONG Liqin Kimberley
​Singapore General Hospital / Surgery​Assessing stakeholder needs in the implementation of a head & neck cancer survivorship clinic
​​Health Services Research – HEARTS (HSR-HEARTS)Assoc Prof CHAN Yew Weng ​Sengkang General Hospital / Anaesthesiology and Perioperative SciencesTracheal intubation through a video laryngeal mask airway – A preliminary assessment
Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy (RMCT)Dr CHUE Koy Min​Sengkang General Hospital / SurgeryUnderstanding the role of the human metagenome in obesity, sarcopenia and sarcopenic obesity – A pilot study
​SingHealth Duke-NUS AM & National Health Innovation Centre Singapore (NHIC) Joint MedTech GrantDr Kelvin GOH Kau Kiat​Singapore General Hospital / PathologyDevelopment & validation of a scalable multiplex assay for antibiotic therapeutic drug monitoring in patients with difficult-to-treat gram-negative bacterial infections
​SingHealth Duke-NUS AM & National Health Innovation Centre Singapore (NHIC) Joint MedTech Grant​Dr HO Chi Long​Sengkang General Hospital / Radiological SciencesSG Brain: AI-augmented clinical radiology platform for ageing brain abnormality detection, using SG population-based Normative MR Brain Aging Atlas