The Division of Endocrinology provides care across the full spectrum of diabetes mellitus and endocrine disorders, including thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, gonadal, calcium, bone and metabolic disorders. We are a tertiary referral centre and our services cover both inpatient and outpatient care.
With our multidisciplinary team of doctors and allied health professionals, we are committed to providing quality integrated clinical care.
As we are part of the NUHS Academic Health System, we are actively involved in research, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate medical and allied health professional training. In addition, members of staff are well regarded within their specialties and share advice with the Ministry of Health on clinical guidelines and practices.
Our areas of research span from the bench to bedside to population health and include large epidemiology programmes, detailed metabolic assessments and profiling, cellular and molecular biology, clinical trials and new models of delivering healthcare. We have active collaborations with international and national universities and institutions alongside many joint studies and projects with other schools and departments within the National University of Singapore (NUS).
We are one of the ACGME accredited centres for advanced training in Endocrinology. We have an active overseas fellowship programme which is recognised regionally, with successful trainees returning to practice in countries such as the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. Our staff are active members and contributors to the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine undergraduate medical training and faculties and tutors in the ACGME accredited internal medicine residency programme.
NUH Repository of TissUe and data for Research in Endocrinology
NURTURE is a diabetes biobank. It is a secure repository of tissue and health data of people with diabetes for research. NURTURE will help us understand why diabetes occurs and to develop better diagnostic tests and treatments for it.
People living with diabetes who attend the outpatient clinics in National University Hospital are invited to participate.
Participation in this tissue and data bank does not require additional visits from participants over and above their regular clinic visits. Blood and urine samples will be collected at the same time as routine tests ordered by the doctor. Medical data for research will be held in a secure system operated by NUHS. Samples and data held in the biobank will only be available for studies which have undergone a rigorous evaluation and approval process. When biological samples or data from a participant's medical records is provided to a researcher, it will not contain his/her identifiable personal data.
Participating in NURTURE can make a better future for people living with diabetes. To learn more or to participate, please contact us by email at NUH_nurture@nuhs.edu.sg or by telephone at 90940892.