Celebrating as CRIS
This has been a remarkable year for CRIS and our programmes.
Join us as we take a look at the key highlights in 2023 as we celebrate as One CRIS!
Unveiling the CRIS values – Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, and Excellence
This year, the launch of our CRIS Values in July marked a significant milestone.
Launch of CRIS values in July 2023
We first embarked on a Culture Journey in October 2022, where staff shared their thoughts on our core values and forged a stronger CRIS identity. Leaders from across our programmes also gathered to crystalise the discussion and co-created our CRIS Values – Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, Excellence (RICE).
These values will guide us towards our common goal of keeping Singapore at the forefront of clinical and translational research innovation, while actively advancing the sustainability and quality of Singapore’s healthcare system.
View highlights from the CRIS Values launch here.
Staff also participated actively in several events and activities throughout the year, which reinforced our organisational values.
During our first-ever CRIS Family Day in March this year, more than 50 staff gathered with family and pets in tow for an afternoon of fun and games at Labrador Park, including a “CRIS Amazing Race” and a heartwarming BBQ dinner by the sea!
Photos 1-4: CRIS Family Day, Photo 5 & 6: Culinary team bonding event
In September, over 70 CRIS employees came together to unleash their culinary creativity at a cooking workshop at Palette Sensations. Staff teamed up to craft a three-course meal and enjoyed their fruits of labour after the session. What made this session even more special was the unique activity of crafting food sculptures that symbolised our CRIS Values.
CRIS Dinner and Dance event in November 2023
Culminating the year was our very first Dinner & Dance in November. Various groups across our programmes also showcased their intricate costumes and theatrical talents by reenacting memorable scenes from movies. View more highlights from the event here!
Celebrating excellence in medical research and showcasing innovation
This year at the National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Awards Ceremony and Research Symposium, held on 27 and 28 April, CRIS met representatives from across the academic and clinical research community, including those from funding agencies, venture investment and healthcare research.
NMRC Awards Ceremony and Research Symposium 2023
At our booth, we shared more about the various ways in which CRIS and our programmes provide a leading edge for clinician researchers, innovators, medtech and healthtech talent in Singapore to advance and develop their capabilities in clinical research and translation.
Additionally, three of the National Healthcare Innovation Centre Singapore (NHIC)’s portfolio companies FathomX, PROMinsight, and EyRIS showcased their innovations to the clinical and research community.
Heartiest congratulations to awardees from CRIS and valued members of our Board Oversight Committees, including Prof Derek Hausenloy, Prof Patrick Tan, A/Prof Toh Han Chong, A/Prof Ker Kan Tan, Prof Tai E Shyong, A/Prof Iain Tan, Dr Jason Chan and Dr Shir Lynn Lim on receiving their well-deserved awards at this event.
Check out highlights of the event here.
Commemorating leadership transition, celebrating milestones, and powering healthtech innovation
In January 2023, NHIC formally welcomed A/Prof Henry Ho as Executive Director and expressed appreciation for Prof Tina Wong for her dedication and guidance since 2017. Prof Tina’s leadership saw the launch of several successful programmes such as I2Start, boosting innovative clinical technologies for Singapore.
NHIC appreciation and networking event highlights
A highlight of the appreciation and networking event was the lively “Lohei” and networking session, bringing together NHIC’s Clinical Advancement and Development for Research Entrepreneurship and Enterprise (CADRE2) partners, healthcare innovators, government agencies, spin-off, and innovation offices.
The gathering of industry professionals, united by their passion for healthtech, offered a platform for exchange of ideas and potential collaborations. An inspiring occasion for everyone involved.
Read more here.
Awards and recognition
Heartiest congratulations to our management team and valued members of our Board / Board Oversight Committees whose contributions to advance clinical research efforts in Singapore and beyond have been recognised in the following awards:
Public Sector Transformation Awards 2023
- Prof Patrick Tan, Exemplary Leader Award
Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science 2022
- Prof Tai E Shyong, Mid-Career Achievement Award
National Awards (COVID-19)
- A/Prof Danny Soon: The Public Administration Medal (Silver)
- Prof Patrick Tan: The Public Administration Medal (Bronze)
- A/Prof Henry Ho: The Commendation Medal
View the full list of recipients here.
NMRC Awards 2023
Singapore Translational Research (STAR) Investigator Award
- Prof Derek Hausenloy, Duke-NUS Medical School
- Prof Patrick Tan, Duke-NUS Medical School
- A/Prof Han Chong Toh, National Cancer Centre Singapore
HPHSR Clinician Scientist Award (HCSA) – Senior Investigator
- A/Prof Ker Kan Tan, National University of Singapore
Clinician Scientist Award (CSA) – Senior Investigator
- Prof E Shyong Tai, National University of Singapore
- A/Prof Iain Tan, National Cancer Centre Singapore
Transition Award (TA)
- Dr Jason Yongsheng Chan, National Cancer Centre Singapore
- Dr Shir Lynn Lim, National University Hospital