Research

The research arm of Paediatrics ACP lays the necessary groundwork, encouraging our researchers to focus on research activities and ultimately improving patient care. Some of the research peaks and collaborations are as follows:

1) Duke Division of Medical Genetics and Duke-NUS/KKH

The project is to develop and expand the clinical trial research capacity in neuro-developmental disorders and rare diseases.

2) Genetics of Kawasaki Disease

This is a collaboration with the Genomic Institute of Singapore.

3) Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) - The Pediatric Opportunistic Pharmacokinetic/Pediatric Trials Network (POP/PTN) Trials

KKH is the first international site selected and approved by the POP/PTN Trials study group for opportunistic pharmacokinetic studies of common paediatric drugs.

4) The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) – iBabyGuard Project

KKH collaboration with Excelpoint Systems Pte Ltd, A*STAR’s Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) and Economic Development Board (EDB) for the successful development of an Intelligent Baby Monitoring Mat (iBMM).

5) Growing Up in Singapore Towards Healthy Outcomes (GUSTO)

A long-term study involving Singaporean mothers-to-be aimed at discovering effective prevention and early intervention strategies to reduce the burden of metabolic diseases, including Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

6) Diagnostic tool for urinary tract infection

A collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO).

7) Research Funds

In order to encourage and assist clinicians in conducting quality research, the Paediatrics ACP has established seed funding and pilot awards to support additional research activities. In particular, the “Paeds ACP Young Researchers Pilot Award (Dec 2012)” was opened for application on 29 Nov 2012, allowing clinicians to apply for funding of up to $30,000 for pilot research projects.

 

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