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1999

The departments of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Gastroenterology launched their Shared Care programmes.

The Cancer Therapeutics Research Group (CTRG) received a boost to its programme in research in the field of Oncology when it was joined by the world renowned Johns Hopkins Singapore facility. New developments for CTRG in 1999 included seven new clinical trials and four clinical research studies in mesothelioma, small-cell lung, gastric, oesophagal, colorectal, liver, and head and neck cancers.

To commemorate 20 years of psychological education and patient care, the Department of Psychological Medicine commissioned a sculpture called 'Hope' to reflect its role in reaching out and educating the public about psychological afflictions and reducing the stigma of mental illness.

The NUH Liver Transplant Team performed its 50th liver transplant on a 21-month-old baby girl. To commemorate the milestone, the team launched a newsletter, "Liver-Link", which aims to educate, as well as provide advice and support to patients and their families.

The Faculty of Dentistry celebrated its 70th Anniversary in September 1999. A scientific symposium, talks, poster exhibition and public forum were held to mark the event.

In conjunction with the national Multi-Organ Donation Campaign organised by the National Kidney Foundation, the NUH Liver and Renal Transplant Programme launched our own hospital-wide awareness and donation drive targeted at staff and patients.

NUH held a telemedicine collaboration with Santojanni University Hospital in Buenos Aires on 5 November 1999, where an operation performed at the Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre was transmitted "live" to Santojanni University Hospital.

Joining in the Asthma Association's 3rd Walk-A-Jog fundraising event as a main supporter, NUH employees showed up in force and helped raise a grand total of $28,730 through the month-long event held in November 1999.

Together with the NUS Faculty of Dentistry and the Lions Befrienders, NUH played its role as a corporate citizen by jointly organising a community project to provide free dental services to the elderly poor.