The Duke‐NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) has launched the Benjamin Sheares Professorship in Academic Medicine, following a combined seed gift of S$2.5 million from the Tote Board and SingHealth Foundation. The Professorship will recognise academic leadership in medical teaching and in forming collaborations with other international centres of excellence and advancing new frontiers in medicine.
As the first Professorship to be established in the name of Dr Benjamin Sheares, it commemorates the rich medical legacy and distinguished work of the late Dr Sheares. Well-loved and respected by Singaporeans for his deep passion for medicine and clinical research in obstetrics and gynaecology , Dr Sheares also served with distinction as Singapore’s second President for three terms that spanned more than a decade (2 January 1971 ‐ 12 May 1981).
Professor Ranga Krishnan, Dean of Duke-NUS, says, “This Professorship will build on the strengths and expertise of SingHealth and Duke-NUS, develop capabilities on the Outram Campus, as well as set up initiatives within Singapore and overseas that will build Duke-NUS’ and Singapore’s repute as a leading biomedical institution and hub.”
The distinguished recipient will, during the term of the Professorship, pursue advanced research while serving students, patients and the community.