Prof Julian Thumboo is a Senior Consultant
in the Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Singapore General Hospital.
He graduated from the National University of Singapore and subsequently trained
in Rheumatology in Singapore and at the Mayo Clinic.
His clinical and research interests in
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Osteoarthritis and Patient Reported Outcomes have
led to over 190 publications in peer reviewed journals. Prof Thumboo currently
is the founding Director of the SingHealth Health Services Research Centre and
founding Co-Director of the SingHealth Duke-NUS Health Services Research
Institute, and facilitates research as the Vice Chair for Research for Medicine
Academic Clinical Programme.
In addition to patient care and
administrative duties, Prof Thumboo has also served on the editorial boards and
as a reviewer for regional and international medical journals. He has been an
invited speaker at regional and international scientific conferences, and is
involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
Celebration of Collaboration, 7 October 2022, 1000 - 1200hrsMaking Research in SGH World Class: The Key Role of Collaboration
Research in SGH has great potential for growth because of our high patient volumes and multiple disciplines sited in a flagship general hospital with both regional and national roles. This complexity also poses significant challenges, many of which can be addressed through collaboration. Collaboration therefore plays a key role in making SGH Research World Class, and is an essential component for the SGH Research Strategy of Peaks and Enablers. SGH has 6 Research Peaks in Cancer, Cardiovascular Emergencies, Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders, Infectious Diseases, Immunology and Transplant and Aging. These Peaks build on the strengths and niche areas in SGH, and aim to foster collaboration among the many clinical disciplines within SGH to perform World Class Research (examples of which shall be shared in the presentation). Collaboration is also essential in the career development of budding Clinician Scientists and Clinician Innovators, and is reflected in the pathways and resources which have been put in place in SGH to support the developments of these colleagues. However much remains to be done to foster collaboration in Research in SGH, including nurturing the next generation of Clinician Researchers and Innovators and developing a pool of Scientists who are Academic partners to our Researchers.
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