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Annals, Academy of Medicine Best Publication Award 2016

Every year, the Annals Editorial Board shortlists the best papers published within the previous year and votes for the top 3 papers based on clinical impact, study design and research methodology, data analysis and quality of data interpretation and balanced discussion. IMH Director of Research Assistant Professor Mythily Subramaniam and other investigators from the Well Being of the Singapore Study were awarded the Annals, Academy of Medicine Best Publication Award 2016 – Gold. 

Prevalence of Depression among Older Adults - Results from the Well-being of the Singapore Elderly Study 

Mythily Subramaniam, Edimansyah Abdin, Rajeswari Sambasivam, Janhavi A Vaingankar, Louisa Picco, Shirlene Pang, Esmond Seow, Boon Yiang Chua, Harish Magadi, Rathi Mahendran, Siow Ann Chong 

Singapore Health & Biomedical Congress Scientific Competition 2016

HPE Research Investigator Award
Ms Sum Min Yi (Silver)
Institute of Mental Health
Abstract Title:

Singapore Young Investigator Awards (Health Services Research)
Ms Saleha Shafie (Bronze)
Institute of Mental Health
Abstract Title: Socio-demographic correlates of quality of life in first episode psychosis patients

Mr Liu Jianlin (Silver)
Institute of Mental Health
Abstract Title: Unawareness of Memory Impairment, Depression, and Dementia in Older Adults with Memory Impairment in Singapore

Dr Edimansyah Abdin (Gold)
Institute of Mental Health
Abstract Title: The economic burden of depression and subsyndromal depression among older adults-results from the Wellbeing of the Singapore Elderly Study

Singapore Allied Health Award
Ms Ang Mei San (Silver)
Institute of Mental Health
Abstract Title: Association between symptoms of schizophrenia and functioning

Singapore Nursing Award
Ms Lu Qiufen (Bronze)
Institute of Mental Health
Abstract Title: Attitudes and Training Needs of Nurses providing Physical Health Care for Patients in Long Stay Mental Health Setting

Mr Ong Jun Jie (Gold)
Institute of Mental Health
Abstract Title: Assessing the Quality of Life of Nurses working in a Psychiatric Hospital in Singapore

Best Poster Awards – Clinical Research
Ms Yang Yi (Bronze)
Institute of Mental Health
Abstract Title: Comparison of Inpatient Opiate Detoxification Retention Rates Between Lofexidine and Diazepam in Singapore

Best Poster Awards – Health Professions Education
Ms Lee Lee Sian (Bronze)
Institute of Mental Health
Abstract Title: Life Of A Clinician-Educator – A Toddler Changing A Baby’s Diapers?
 

Singapore Health & Biomedical Congress Scientific Competition 2015

Ms Janhavi Vaingankar

Category: Singapore Allied Health Award (Bronze)
Abstract Title: Frailty In Singapore Elderly: Prevalence, Correlates And Roles In Disability And Service Use In A Nationally Representative Sample

Ms Vasanthi Sudalaimuthu

Category: Singapore Nursing Award (Bronze)
Abstract Title: Mental Health Recovery - Correlates and Perception From Patients And Clinicians

Ms Rowena Chin

Category: Singapore Young Investigator Award - Basic Science / Translational Research (Silver)
Abstract Title: Effects of Chronicity and Brain White Matter Microstructure Differences in Deficit and Non-Deficit Subtypes of Schizophrenia

Dr Tracy Wing

Category: Singapore Young Investigator Award - Clinical Research (Bronze)
Abstract Title: Quality Of Life And Cognitive Functioning In Adult Patients With Schizophrenia: A Longitudinal Perspective

Ms Sherilyn Chang 

Category: Singapore Young Investigator Award - Health Services Research (Silver)
Abstract Title: Predicting Caregiver Distress Using The Caregiver Reaction Assessment

Ms Saleha Shafie

Category: Singapore Young Investigator Award - Health Services Research (Bronze)
Abstract Title: Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus And Dyslipidemia In Inpatients At Instiute Of Mental Health (IMH)

Dr Gurpreet Rekhi

Category: Best Poster - Allied Health (Bronze)
Abstract Title: Estimating 10-year Cardiovascular Disease Risk In Patients With Schizophrenia

Annals, Academy of Medicine Best Publication Award 2014

Every year, the Annals Editorial Board shortlists the best papers published within the previous year and votes for the top 3 papers based on clinical impact, study design and research methodology, data analysis and quality of data interpretation and balanced discussion. Adjunct Assistant Prof Mythily Subramaniam and her team have received the Award for Annals, Academy of Medicine Best Publication 2014. She was the Co-Principal Investigator for the study and first author of this publication.   

Hoarding in an Asian Population: Prevalence, Correlates, Disability and Quality of Life. 

Mythily Subramaniam, Edimansyah Abdin, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Louisa Picco, Siow Ann Chong   

Singapore Health & Biomedical Congress Scientific Competition 2014

Ms Li Ziqiang

Category: Singapore Nursing Award (Gold)
Abstract Title: Examining the Effectiveness of a Peer-Led Self Management Programme for People with Schizophrenia: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Ms Jancirani Annamalai

Category: Singapore Nursing Award (Bronze)
Abstract Title: Effectiveness of Interventions to Reduce Physical Restraint in Psychiatric Settings: A Systematic Review

Dr Ho New Fei

Category: Singapore Allied Health Award (Silver)
Abstract Title: Progressive Volume Deficits in Specific Subfields of the Hippocampus in Schizophrenia: a Cross-sectional and Logitudinal Study

Mr Andrew Ng

Category: Singapore Allied Health Award (Bronze)
Abstract Title: Predictors of treatment dropout: A survival analysis of pathological gambling patients treated in Singapore addictions clinic

Ms Shalini Elangovan

Category: Singapore Young Investigator Basic Science / Translational Research (Bronze)
Abstract Title: The Interplay between Musical Training and Working Memory Performance

Mr Joshua Wee

Category: Health Professions Education Research Investigator Award (Bronze)
Abstract Title: GP Partnership Programme "A Model of Successful Interprofessional Collaboration and Possible Lessons For Interprofessional Education"

Mr Tan Yi Ren

Category: Best Poster Award - Allied Health (Silver)
Abstract Title: Prior research has shown that parental harsh discipline and/or violence against children are associated with child aggression and disruptive behaviours

Mr Chee Kok Seng

Category: Best Poster Award - Health Services Research (Bronze)
Abstract Title: Pharmacist-run Medication Management Service to Reduce Inappropriate Benzodiazepine and Anti-cholinergic Medication Usuage over 6 months and 1 year

Singapore Health & Biomedical Congress Scientific Competition 2013

Mr Ma’arof Md Saifidin, Case Manager, Case Management Unit

Category: Singapore Allied Health Award (Silver)
Abstract Title: Utilising Discharge Planning Tools in an Inpatient Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services to promote Positive Clinical Outcomes

Mr Esmond Seow Lee Seng, Research Assistant, Research Division

Category: Singapore Young Investigator Award - Quality, Health Services Research (Silver)
Abstract Title: Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment and Control of Hypertension Among Singapore Elderly Residential Population

Ms Sum Min Yi, Research Assistant, Research Division

Category: Singapore Young Investigator Award - Clinical Research (Silver)
Abstract Title: Impact of Genome Wide Supported Psychosis Susceptibility NRGN Gene on Thalamocortical Morphology in Schizophrenia

Ms Saleha Shafie, Research Officer, Research Division

Category: Best Poster - Quality, Health Services Research (Bronze)
Abstract Title: Factors Affecting Psychological Distress in Informal Caregivers of Singapore Elderly

Dr Tan Chern-Yee Geoffrey, Resident, EPIP

Category: Singapore Clinician Investigator Award (Bronze)
Abstract Title: Corpus Callosum morphology in First Episode and Chronic Schizophrenia: A Combined MRI and DTI Study

Annals, Academy of Medicine Best Publication Award 2012

Every year, the Annals Editorial Board shortlists the best papers published within the previous year and votes for the top 3 papers based on clinical impact, study design and research methodologies, data analysis and quality of data interpretation and balanced discussion. Associate Professor Chong Siow Ann and his team have received Siliver Award for Annals, Academy of Medicine Best Publication 2012. He was the Principal Investigator for the study and first author of this publication.   

Silver Award - A Population-based Survey of Mental Disorders in Singapore
Siow Ann Chong, Edimansyah Abdin, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Derrick Heng, Cathy Sherbourne, Mabel Yap, Yee Wei Lim, Hwee Bee Wong, Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidhar, Kian Woon Kwok, Mythily Subramaniam  

NHG-KTPH Small Innovative Grant (SIG I) FY2012

The Small Innovative Grant I (SIG I) is a short-term grant designed to support clinical research that answer specific, targeted research questions or to perform pilot or feasibility studies. Max Lam Zhang Yang, Research Divsion was awarded this grant for his study on "Cognitive Profiling and Deep Phenotyping in Schizophrenia".

Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress (SHBC) Awards 2012

Seven of our staff won awards at the SHBC Scientific Competition on 28 & 29 September 2012.

Ms Eng Goi Khia

Singapore Allied Health Award (Gold)
"Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia: Normative Data in an English Speaking Ethnic Chinese Sample"

Asst/Prof Sharon Cohan Sung

Singapore Allied Health Award (Bronze)
"Depressive Symptoms in Singapore Primary Care Patients: Do They Diff Based on Age, Gender, or Ethnicity?"

Mr Mao Rui

Singapore Nursing Award (Gold)
"Clinical Application of the Broset Violent Checklist to Predict Inpatient Violent in a Tertiary Psychiatry Hospital in Singapore: A Preliminary Study"

Ms Sharon Tan Chay Huang

Singapore Nursing Award (Bronze)
"The Effect of Illness Self -Management and Recovery Program in Reducing Symptoms and Increasing Social Functioning of the People with Mental Illness in the Community: A Preliminary Study"

Ms Janhavi Vaingankar

SHBC Best Poster Award - Quality, Health Services Research (Gold)
"Health related quality of life impairment associated with psychiatric and chronic physical conditions in Singapore"

SHBC Best Poster Award - Quality, Health Services Research (Bronze)
"Needs of informal caregivers of people with dementia: A traingulation approach"

Ms Carissa Nadia Kuswanto

SHBC Best Poster Award - Allied Health (Silver)
"Genetic variation of psychosis susceptibility gene CACNA1C rs1006737 influences brain frontal volumes and white matter microstructures in schizophrenia"

Ms Milawaty Nurjono

SHBC Best Poster Award - Basic Science / Translational Research (Bronze)
"Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) Mediates the Effects of Smoking in Improving Negative Symptoms in Patients with Schizophrenia"

Galloway Memorial Lecture Award / Council of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore - Gold Medal 2011

A/Prof Chong Siow Ann, who was awarded the Galloway Memorial Lecture and gold medal by the Council of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore. He delivered the Lecture - What Ails the Populace? at the recent 45th Singapore-Malaysian Congress of Medicine, 2011. The Academy instituted this lecture in memory of Sir David Galloway, who was an eminent physician and clinical teacher in the early years of the Singapore Medical School.

Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress (SHBC) Awards 2011

SHBC 

Six of our staff won awards at the SHBC Scientific Competition on 11 and 12 November 2011.

A/Prof Sim Kang

Singapore Clinician-Investigator Award (Gold)
"Aberrant Cerebral Fronto-Temporal Connectivity and Characterization of A Neural Mechamism for Psychotic Symptoms in Schizophrenia"

Dr Jimmy Lee

Singapore Clinician-Investigator Award (Bronze)
"Erthrocytes: A Valid Source of Lipid-Based Biomaker of Schizophrenia"

Louisa Picco

Singapore Young Investigator Award - Quality & Health Services Research (Silver)
"Prevalence of Smoking and Nicotine Dependence in Singapore"

Rajni Parasurum

Singapore Nursing Award (Gold)
"A Randomised Controlled Study Examining the Impact of a Staffing Model and Nursing Care Delivery System on Patient, Nurse and Organisational Outcomes"

Li Ziqiang

SHBC Best Poster - Nursing (Gold)
"Effectiveness of Peer-led Self-Management Programmes for Adults with Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders: A Systematic Review"

Asst/Prof Sharon Sung

SHBC Best Poster - Allied Health (Bronze)
"Computer-Assisted CBT for Selective Mutism: Preliminary Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Singapore"

3rd Asian Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Conference 2011

Asst/Prof Sharon Sung

Best Poster Award
"Culturally-appropriate anxiety assessment: Preliminary validation of the Asian Children’s Anxiety Scale in a community sample"

National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Research Training Fellowship 2011

The NMRC Research Training Fellowship is awarded to outstanding and talented clinicians, health science professionals (e.g., nurses, pharmacists) and biostatisticians for overseas research training or to pursue a graduate degree in research in local institutions. Two of our staff have been awarded the NMRC Research Training Fellowship.

Goh Tze Jui

Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
NMRC Research Training Fellowship (PhD)

Lam Zhang Yang, Max

Research Division
NMRC Research Training Fellowship (PhD)

8th MOH Healthcare Quality Improvement Poster Competition 2011

The Ministry of Health held the 8th MOH Healthcare Quality Improvement (HQI) Poster Competition 2011 in conjuction with the annual MOH HQI Conference which took place from 10 to 11 October. Congratulations to Dr Goh Yen-Li and A/Prof Rathi Mahendran on their third prize winning poster “Mental Health-GP Partnership Programme: A Successful Primary Care Model of Stable Psychiatric Outpatients Within The Community”.

AXA Research Fund - Postdoctoral Fellowships Campaign 2010

Dr Andrea Glenn has been awarded this AXA Postdoctoral Fellowship to pursue her post-doctoral work on examining the role of brain structure and its function in juvenile delinquency and risk-taking behaviours, and its impact on biological and psychosocial treatment efficacy.

Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress (SHBC) Awards 2010

Three of our staff were recognized for their efforts in clinical research and studies at the inaugural SHBC on 12 and 13 November 2010.

A/Prof Sim Kang

SHBC Best Poster Award - Basic Science Research/Translational Research (Gold)
“Disruptions of Subcortical-Cortical Structure Connectivities in Schizophrenia: Evidence from Analyses of Hippocampal Shape, Cortical Thickness, and Integrity of White Matter Bundles”

Singapore Clinical-Investigator Award (Bronze)
“Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome Related Gene Influences Neurocognitive and Neuroanatomical Intermediate Phenotypes in Chinese Patients with Schizophrenia”

Benny Li Kaihui

SHBC Best Poster Award - Allied Health (Silver)
“Pharmacist-conducted Medication Reconciliation at Ward Admission: Evaluating Discrepancies”

Singapore Allied Health Award (Bronze)
“Pharmacist-Run Medication Management Clinic in Community Wellness Centre – A One-Year Review”

Zhuo Zhenyu

Singapore Nursing Award (Gold)
“A Prospective Controlled Study to Examine the Effects of Aromatherapy in Improving Sleep Quality for Patients with Schizophrenia in Long Term Care Settings”

8th National Healthcare Group Annual Scientific Congress 2009 

ASC2009 

Dr Sim Kang

Best Oral Presentation Award – Medical Disciplines Category 

“Novel multimodal examination of thalamic shape, volume and white matter integrity in patients with early onset schizophrenia”. 

National Healthcare Group Annual Scientific Meeting 2008

Tan Chay Huang Sharon

Best Oral Presentation Nursing Merit Award

"A description study that examined the burden and coping strategies experienced by caregivers of patients with mental illness in the community"

Dr Thomas Lee

National Healthcare Group (NHG) Doctor Award (Bronze)

"The executive function system and impulsivity level between pathological gamblers and normal controls from an Asian commmunity in Singapore"

National Research Foundation—Ministry of Health Healthcare Research Scholarship Award 2008

Dr Jimmy Lee clinched this prestigious award in May 2008.

Doctor of Medicine Degree (MD) 2008

A/Prof Chong Siow Ann was conferred the Doctor of Medicine Degree (MD) by the National University of Singapore (on 14 February 2008) for his thesis: "Risk Factors for Tardive Dyskinesia among Asian Patients with Schizophrenia.”

National Healthcare Group Annual Scientific Meeting 2007

Dr Sim Kang

Best Oral Presentation                                                                                                                          

“Cerebral White Matter Abnormalities and Neurocognitive Correlates in Schizophrenia with Passivity: A3T Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study”

National Healthcare Group-National University of Singapore (NHG-NUS) Clinician Leadership in Research Award 2007

Dr Jimmy Lee, Registrar, Department of General Psychiatry, won this award for his research correlating the gene product found in blood with schizophrenia.

National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Medical Research Scientist Award 2007

Ms Janhavi Vaingankar, Clinical Research Coordinator from the Research Division, received the NMRC Medical Research Scientist Award in September 2007. This award covered Ms Vaingankar's course fees for a Masters Degree in Epidemiology, offered by the prestigious London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine at the University of London.

Clinician Scientist Investigator (CSI) Award - Senior Clinician Scientist 2007

The Clinician Scientist Investigator (CSI) Award is an initiative by MOH's National Medical Research Council (NMRC) and A*STAR's Biomedical Research Council (BMRC). This prestigious CSI Award is meant to recognise the achievements of a selected few outstanding clinicians who possess a consistent record of excellance and potential leadership in research. A/Prof Chong Siow Ann received this award in recognition of his work in early psychosis intervention, schizophrenia genetics projects, psychiatric epidemiology and health services.

World Health Organisation State of Kuwait Health Promotion Award 2006

IMH/Woodbridge Hospital's Early Psychosis Intervention Programme (EPIP) won this award in recognition of its outstanding contribution to research in health promotion.

A member of National Healthcare GroupWork Life Activeness AwardTUVTUV   Comm Chest Award 2012