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Our Awards FY11-12

Local Awards
  • 1st Singapore Health & Biomedical Congress, Singapore Young Investigator Award 2010, Clinical Research [Apr 11]
    “Novel Quantitative Retinal Vascular Changes in Diabetes and Retinopathy”
    Dr Carol Cheung, Research Scientist, SERI

  • Singapore General Hospital 19th Annual Scientific Meeting – Frontiers of Medicine, Young Investigator Award (Clinical) [Apr 11]
    “Determinants of Angle Width in Chinese Singaporeans”
    Lilian Foo, Research Student, DUKE-NUS

  • SingHealth Synergy, SingHealth Outstanding Publication Award [Jul 11]
    Retinal-Vein Occlusion published at The New England Journal of Medicine 2010
    Prof Wong Tien Yin, Director, SERI

  • NUH, Lee Kuan Yew Postdoctoral Fellowship 2011 [Aug 11]
    A/Prof Kamran Ikram, Clinical Research Fellow, SNEC

  • NUHS, Faculty Research Excellence Award 2011 [Oct 11]
    Prof Donald Tan, Medical Director, SNEC

  • Ophthalmology Research Day 2011, Best Paper Presentation Novartis Travel Award, 1st Runner Up & Best Innovative Research Idea Award [Oct 11]
    “In Vivo Analysis of Iris Constriction Vectors in Subjects with Closed-Angle”
    Dr Zheng Ce, Clinical Research Associate, SNEC

  • Ophthalmology Research Day 2011, Best Paper Presentation Novartis Travel Award, 1st Prize & Outstanding Charismatic Speaker Award & Best Slides Presentation Award [Oct 11]
    “Quantification of Optic Nerve Head Cu/ Disc Ratio Using Novel Semi-Automated Grading Software”
    Dr Tham Yih Chung, Optometrist, SERI

  • Ophthalmology Research Day 2011, Best Paper Presentation Award, 2nd Runner Up [Oct 11]
    “Algorithm for Prediction of Narrow Angles”
    Dr Monisha E. Nongpiur, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, SERI

  • NUHS Clinician Scientist Program (NCSP) [Feb 12]
    “Novel Eye Imaging for Brain Diseases in the Elderly”
    A/Prof Kamran Ikram, Clinician Scientist, SERI

  • NUHS Clinician Scientist Program (NCSP) [Feb 12]
    “Dissecting Novel Phenotypes and Genotypes Underlying the Complexity of Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma”
    Dr Cheng Ching-Yu, Adjunct Clinician Scientist, SERI

  • 2nd Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Annual Graduate Scientific Congress 2012, Best Oral Presentation [Feb 12]
    “Automated Optic Nerve Head Measurement Software - A Glaucoma Screening Tool”
    Dr Tham Yih Chung, Optometrist, SERI

  • 2nd Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Annual Graduate Scientific Congress 2012, Best Oral Presentation [Feb 12]
    “A Novel Locus for Central Corneal Thickness on Chromosome 6q 14.1”
    Dr Monisha E. Nongpiur, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, SERI


International Awards

  • The Vision Research Community, Best Publications 2010 [Apr 11]
    “Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy and Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Same or Different Disease?”
    Laude A, Cackett RD, Vithana EN, Yeo IY, Wong D, Koh AH, Wong TY, Aung T

  • 27th Malaysia-Singapore Joint Ophthalmic Congress, Second Prize Best Oral [Jun 11]
    “Involvement of MicroRNAs in Pterygium Development”
    Lan Wanwen, Research Officer, SERI

  • 27th MSJOC Best Oral Presentation [Jun 11]
    “Molecular Regulation of Wounding Response on the Ocular Surface”
    Evelyn Png, Research Officer, SERI

  • Canadian Society of Ophthalmology 2011, Bruce Jackson Award [Jun 11]
    Prof Donald Tan, Medical Director, SNEC

  • Carl Zeiss International User Group Meeting, Best Paper [Jul 11]
    “Endothelial Culture and Femtosecond Laser”
    A/Prof Jod Mehta, Head and Senior Consultant (Research), Corneal and External Eye Disease Service, SNEC

  • Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology – American Academy of Ophthalmology 2011, Best Poster Award [Oct 11]
    “Intraoperative Use of Spectral Domain OCT during Descemet-Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty to Assess Donor Attachment and Thickness”
    A/Prof Jod Mehta, Prof Donald Tan, Dr Federico Luengo

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, International Ophthalmologist Education [Oct 11]
    A/Prof Jod Mehta, Head and Senior Consultant (Research), Corneal and External Eye Disease Service, SNEC

  • Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, National Prestigious Veni Grant 2011 [Dec 11]
    “The Influence of the Microcirculation on the Cardiovascular Development in Young Children – the Generation R”
    A/Prof Kamran Ikram, Clinician Scientist, SERI

  • The ARVO Foundation for Eye Research (AFER) and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Genetech, 2011 AFER/Vistakon Dry Eye Fellowship [Dec 11]
    “Meibomian Gland Dysfunction - Novel Heat Treatments and their Impact on the Tear Film, Meibum Composition and Glandular Structures”
    Dr Andrea Petznick, Postdoc Research Fellow, SERI

  • 2011 Merlion France-Singapore Programme, PhD Project [Dec 11]
    “Cell Adhesion and Migration”
    Evelyn Png, Research Officer, SERI

  • Australia and New Zealand Corneal Society 2011, Doug Coster Award [2011]
    Prof Donald Tan, Medical Director, SNEC

  • ARVO 2012, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, US (6 – 10 May 2012), Silver Fellow in the Class of 2012 [Jan 12]
    Prof Saw Seang Mei, SERI

  • ARVO 2012, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, US (6 – 10 May 2012), Santen Pharmaceutical - Japan Travel Grant Award 2012 [Feb 12]
    Dr Monisha E. Nongpiur, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, SERI

  • ARVO 2012, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, US (6 – 10 May 2012), ARVO 2012 Travel Grant Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology – International [Feb 12]
    Dr Peggy Chiang Pei Chia, Research Fellow, SERI

  • ARVO 2012, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, US (6 – 10 May 2012), ARVO 2012 Travel Grant Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology – International [Feb 12]
    Dr Ainur Rahman Bin Anuar, Clinical Research Fellow, SERI

  • ARVO 2012, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, US (6 – 10 May 2012), ARVO 2012 Travel Grant Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology – International [Feb 12]
    Dr Arun Kumar Narayanaswamy, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, SERI