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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 2021 winners below. To collaborate or read more about the winning journals, click the dropdown list below.


Publish! Award Winners

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