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Publish Award Winners


The SingHealth Publish!  Award is an annual event that gives accolade to SingHealth researchers who have published quality articles in internationally acclaimed scientific or medical journals. The award aims to encourage junior researchers to continuously strive to raise the quality of SingHealth’s research publications, raise the international and national profile of SingHealth’s research, and promote translational and clinical research collaborations for the cluster.

You may view our latest Publish!  Award 2023 winners below. To collaborate or read more about the winning journals, click the dropdown list below.


Publish! Award Winners

Name of Winner​Institution​Winning Paper

Dr Tiew Pei Yee

(Soo Khee Chee Publication Award)


Sensitisation to recombinant Aspergillus fumigatusallergens and clinical outcomes in COPD
Name of Winner​Institution​Winning Paper
Dr Allan Zhou Yang​SGHMinimal Clinically Important Differences for Oxford, Constant, and University of California Los Angeles Shoulder Scores After Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty to Allow Interpretation of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures and Future Statistical Power Analyses
Dr Fan Xiu BoSGHDampened Inflammation and Improved Survival After CXCL5 Administration in Murine Lupus via Myeloid and Neutrophil Pathways
Clinical Assistant Professor Ho Quan Yao​SGH​Complications of Percutaneous Kidney Allograft Biopsy: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Ms. Hung Kai Chee​SGH​Antibiotic stewardship program (ASP) in palliative care: antibiotics, to give or not to give
​Dr Jocelyn Teo​SGHGenomic Surveillance of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae from a Major Public Health Hospital in Singapore
Dr Lee Kai Yi​SGH​Prevalence of intracranial hemorrhage amongst patients presenting with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Dr Ong Shin Yeu​SGH​Real-World Experience of Measurable Residual Disease Response and Prognosis in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treated with Venetoclax and Azacitidine
​Dr Shi Ruoyu​SGH​Mass-forming immunoglobulin G4-related disease shows indolent clinical course after surgical resection, clinicopathological analysis of a series of 15 cases
Dr Tan Yu Guang​SGH​A systemic review and meta-analysis of transabdominal intravesical prostatic protrusion assessment in determining bladder outlet obstruction and unsuccessful trial without catheter
​Dr Yang ChangTong​SGH​Radiochemical Feasibility of Mixing of 99mTc-MAA and 90Y-Microspheres with Omnipaque Contrast
​Dr Sueziani Binte Zainudin​SKH​Walking Football During Ramadan Fasting for Cardiometabolic and Psychological Health Benefits to the Physically Challenged and Aged Populations
​Dr Chan Su-Wan Bianca​KKH​Implementation of Universal Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency in Singapore While Continuing Routine Bacille-Calmette-Guerin Vaccination Given at Birth
​Clincal Assistant Professor Ku Chee Wai​KKH​Developing a lifestyle intervention program for overweight or obese preconception, pregnant and postpartum women using qualitative methods
​Clinical Associate Professor Lim Geok Hoon​KKH​Associations between Pre-Diagnostic Physical Activity with Breast Cancer Characteristics and Survival
Ms. Poh Pei Fen​KKH​​Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Research Priorities in Asia: An eDelphi Study
​Dr Tan Chin Wen​KKHAssociation of pain, analgesic, psychological, and socioeconomic factors with sub-acute pain after childbirth: A prospective cohort study
​Dr Liu Ying​NCCS​Ligand-mediated PAI-1 inhibition in a mouse model of peritoneal carcinomatosis
Dr Zhuang Qingyuan​NCCS​Longitudinal patterns and predictors of healthcare utilization among cancer patients on home-based palliative care in Singapore: a group-based multi-trajectory analysis
​Dr Siow Shu Fen Dawn​NDCSRisk factors for tooth loss and progression of periodontitis in patients undergoing periodontal maintenance therapy
​Assistant Professor Le Thu Thao​NHCS​​Markers of Focal and Diffuse Nonischemic Myocardial Fibrosis Are Associated With Adverse Cardiac Remodeling and Prognosis in Patients With Hypertension: The REMODEL Study
​Dr Nishanth Thiagarajan​NHCS​Yield of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in a Preparticipation Cohort of Young Asian Males With T Wave Inversion
Dr Koh Shimin Jasmine​NNI​Low incidence of neurological recurrent side-effects following COVID-19 reimmunization
​Dr Lo Yu Tung​NNI​A Prognostic Model Using Post-Steroid Neutrophil-Lymphocyte Ratio Predicts Overall Survival in Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
Dr Sumeet Kumar​NNI​Topology of diffusion changes in corpus callosum in Alzheimer's disease: An exploratory case-control study
​Dr Teo Zhen Ling​SNEC​Normative Data and Associations of OCT Angiography Measurements of the Macula The Singapore Malay Eye Study
​Dr Moosa Aminath Shiwaza​SHP​A multidisciplinary effort to increase COVID-19 vaccination among the older adults
Dr Ang Wei Xin Gladys​SHHQA phase I study of an adenoviral vector delivering a MUC1/CD40-ligand fusion protein in patients with advanced adenocarcinoma
​Dr Pavanish Kumar​SHHQSingle-cell transcriptomics and surface epitope detection in human brain epileptic lesions identifies pro-inflammatory signaling

Dr Chan Sock Hoai

Ms Yasmin Bylstra [co-submission as Dr Chan]




​Analysis of clinically relevant variants from ancestrally diverse Asian genomes

Name of Winner

InstitutionWinning Paper
​Dr Andrew Ho Fu Wah
(Soo Khee Chee Publication Award)
​SingHealth ResidencyImplementation of a National 5‐Year Plan for Prehospital Emergency Care in Singapore and Impact on Out‐of‐Hospital Cardiac Arrest Outcomes From 2011 to 2016
Name of Winner​Institution​Winning Paper
​Dr Lek Sze Min ​CGHPairing a prognostic target with potential therapeutic strategy for head and neck cancer
A/Prof Rahul Kumar CGHDeterminants of mortality in patients with cirrhosis and uncontrolled variceal bleeding
Adj A/Prof Samuel Chew Teong Huang CGHImpact of specialized oral nutritional supplement on clinical, nutritional, and functional outcomes: A randomized, placebo controlled trial in community-dwelling older adults at risk of malnutrition
Adj A/Prof Chionh Chang Yin​CGH​A device for surveillance of vascular access sites for bleeding: results from a clinical evaluation trial
​Dr Lim Soo Ting Joyce​KKHBridging the Needs of Adolescent Diabetes Care DuringCOVID-19: A Nurse-Led Telehealth Initiative
​Dr Tang Yafang​KKHPoor sleep is associated with higher blood pressure and uterine artery pulsatility index in pregnancy: a prospective cohort study
​Dr Enrica Tan Ee Kar​KKHDominant-negative NFKBIA mutation promotes IL-1β production causing hepatic disease with severe immunodeficiency
Dr Yung Chee Fu​KKHNovel Coronavirus 2019 Transmission Risk in Educational Settings
Dr ​Aaron Tan Chia-Ken
​NCCSMolecular Characterization and Clinical Outcomes in RET-Rearranged NSCLC
Dr ​Kevin Chua Lee Min​NCCSHigh-Dimensional Characterization of the Systemic Immune Landscape Informs on Synergism Between Radiation Therapy and Immune Checkpoint Blockade
Dr Jaya Seneviratne​NDCSEfficacy of commercial mouth-rinses on SARS-CoV-2 viral load in saliva: randomized control trial in Singapore
​Dr Shen Xiayan
​NHCSPrevalence of Brugada Syndrome in a Large Population of Young Singaporean Men
Dr Philip Pang Yi Kit​NHCSLong-term prognosis in patients with end-stage renal disease after coronary artery bypass grafting
Dr Jeanne Tan May May
​NNIDistinctive binding properties of human monoclonal LGI1 autoantibodies determine pathogenic mechanisms
Dr Sharon Low Yin Yee​NNICerebrospinal fluid cytokines in metastatic group 3 and 4 medulloblastoma
​Prof Dan Milea & Dr Raymond Najjar​SERI/ SNECArtificial Intelligence to Detect Papilledema From Ocular Fundus Photographs
Ms ​Loo Li Wen​SGHDiscontinuation of Antibiotics in Patients with Neurological Conditions – A Study on the Impact of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) in a Tertiary Institution
Dr ​Suresh Rama Chandran​SGHRole of composite glycemic indices: a comparison of the comprehensive glucose pentagon across diabetes types and hba1c levels
​Dr Lim Hui Jun​SGHAn optimised protocol harnessing laser capture microdissection on matched primary and metastatic colorectal tumours
Dr Than Hein​SGHCoordinated inhibition of nuclear export and BCR-ABL1 selectively targets chronic myeloid leukemia stem cells
​Dr Gerald Joseph Zeng Shengxiang​SGHDyslipidemia With Perioperative Statin Usage Is Not Associated With Poorer 24-Month Functional Outcomes After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Surgery
​Ms Nur Diyana Binte Md Nasir​SGHMorphologic and genetic heterogeneity in breast fibroepithelial lesions - a comprehensive mapping study
Dr Liew Tau Ming​SGHTrajectories of subjective cognitive decline, and the risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia
Dr Tiew Pei Yee​SGHEnvironmental Fungal Sensitisation Associates with Poor Clinical Outcomes in COPD
Dr Alvin Lee Yuanming​SGHMultiparametric MRI‐ultrasonography software fusion prostate biopsy: initial results using a stereotactic robotic‐assisted transperineal prostate biopsy platform comparing systematic vs targeted biopsy
Name of Winner​InstitutionWinning Paper
​Dr Ong Chengsi​KKH​Body Composition and Acquired Functional Impairment in Survivors of Pediatric Critical Illness in Critical Care Medicine
​Dr He Song​KKHAre Women in Singapore Gaining Weight Appropriately During Pregnancy: A Prospective Cohort Study in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Dr ​Yeo Kee Thai​KKHLong-term Outcomes After Group B Streptococcus Infection: A Cohort Study in Archives of Disease in Childhood
​A/Prof Kenneth Chang Tou En​KKHALK-Positive Histiocytosis: An Expanded Clinicopathologic Spectrum and Frequent Presence of KIF5BALK Fusion in Modern Pathology
​Dr Loy See Ling​KKHMaternal Night-time Eating and Sleep Duration in Relation to Length of Gestation and Preterm Birth in Clinical Nutrition
Dr Kiattisa SommatNCCS​Clinical and Dosimetric Predictors of Physician and Patient Reported Xerostomia Following Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy for Nasopharyngeal Cancer – AProspective Cohort Analysis in Radiotherapy and Oncology
​Dr Gillianne Lai​NCCSClonal MET Amplification as a Determinant of Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Resistance in Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor-Mutant Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer in Journal of Clinical Oncology
​Dr Pang Yi Kit PhilipNHCS​Restrictive Mitral Valve Annuloplasty for Chronic Ischaemic Mitral Regurgitation: Outcomes of Flexible Versus Semi-rigid Rings in Journal of Thoracic Diseas
Dr Sun Xuyang Alfred​NNIPotassium Channel Dysfunction in Human Neuronal Models of Angelman Syndrome in SCIENCE
​Ms Lock Hui Min ChristineNNI​DTI Profiles for Rapid Description of Cohorts at the Clinical-Research Interface in Frontiers in Medicine
​A/Prof Charumathi Sabanayagam​SERI​Incidence and Progression of Diabetic Retinopathy: A Systematic Review in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
​Dr Oh Choon Chiat​SGHCoffee, Tea, Caffeine, and Risk of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer in a Chinese population: The Singapore Chinese Health Study in Journal of American Academy of Dermatology
​Dr Ho Fu Wah Andrew​SGH​Time-Stratified Case Crossover Study of the Association of Outdoor Ambient Air Pollution With the Risk of Acute Myocardial Infarction in the Context of Seasonal Exposure to the Southeast Asian Haze Problem in Journal of the American Heart Association
​Dr Thinesh Lee Krishnamoorthy​SGH

Use of Expression Profiles of HBV-DNA Integrated Into Genomes of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cells to Select T Cells for Immunotherapy in Gastroenterology

​Dr Koh Ye Xin​SGHLiver Resection for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease-Associated Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Journal of the American College of Surgeons
​Dr Teo Jun Xiong Bryon​SGHAssociation of the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey Physical Component Summary Score With Patient Satisfaction and Improvement 2 Years After Total Knee Arthroplasty in JAMA (OPEN)
​Dr Htay Htay​SGHCatheter Type, Placement and Insertion Techniques for Preventing Catheter-related Infections in Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis Patients in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
​Dr Goh Junyang Ken​SGHChoosing The Right Mask for Your Asian Patient with Sleep Apnoea: A Randomized, Crossover Trial of CPAP Interfaces in Respirology
​Dr Lee Cia Sin​SHPPotentially Inappropriate Prescribing Among Older Persons: A Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Annals of Family Medicine
Dr Tay Yu-Kwang Donovan​​SKH​Therapy of Hypoparathyroidism With rhPTH(1-84): A Prospective, 8-Year Investigation of Efficacy and Safety in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
​Dr Raj Vikesh Tiwari​SKHProspective Validation of A Novel Visual Analogue Uroflowmetry Score (VAUS) in 1000 Men with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) in World Journal of Urology