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Liver Transplant Team performs Southeast Asia's first "split liver" transplant.

Cardiothoracic surgeons at NUH are first in Singapore & Asia to perform open heart surgery on a "beating heart".

Acquisition of the Ultrafast Scanner by the Department of Diagnostic Imaging - a step forward in imaging of the heart.

The complete implementation of the I-CARE inpatient module effectively moves the Hospital away from mainframe computing to a more cost effective and integrated open system.

Dr Kong Hwai Loong, from the Department of Medical Oncology, is the first Singaporean to be conferred the Merit Award by the American Society of Clinical Oncology for his research on gene therapy.

NUH participates in 5-year multicentre START (Inhaled Steroid Treatment As Regular Therapy in Early Asthma) study involving 7000 patients from USA, Europe and Asia.

Dr Chong Yap Seng from the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology is awarded the Young Investigator Award by the Australian and New Zealand Colleges of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for his research paper on the alternative use of misoprostol for post-partum bleeding.

Researchers from the Department of Orthopaedic surgery find success in the use of cultured chondrocytes and mesenchymal stem cells to repair growth plate defects.

The new NUH Tissue Bank, supplying bone and ligament allograft transplants for the whole of Singapore, whilst also serving as a regional training centre, is officially opened.

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology launches its inaugural Master's Degree Course in Clinical Embryology.

A Clinical Skills Laboratory is established to ease the transition between classroom learning and real-life medicine for medical students.

NUH holds its inaugural Annual Scientific Meeting centred on the theme "Challenges in the 21st Century.