Seen and heard this week

19 December 2017 | General News
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Seen and heard this week is a weekly column highlighting thought leadership from the NUS community

NUS Economics Professor and Provost’s Chair Chew Soo Hong discussed the frequent occurrences of haze in Singapore and its impact on cognition in an Ask NUS article in the Straits Times on 13 December. He shared the results of a novel experiment that showed that air pollution affects decision making, including an increase in the tendency towards risk seeking behaviour.

In a Straits Times article on 18 December analysing Singapore’s relationship with China, Chairman of NUS East Asian Institute Professor Wang Gungwu and NUS Political Science Assistant Professor Chong Ja Ian shared their views on the events that might have affected the relationship and what the future might be.

Having done previous work on the malnutrition of elderly persons, Associate Professor Ng Tze Pin from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine offered his expert opinion on Changi General Hospital and SingHealth polyclinics’ ongoing study into the effects of nutrition management on community-dwelling elderly people reported on Channel NewsAsia on 19 December. Assoc Prof Ng called the involvement of SingHealth polyclinics a significant development in involving primary care doctors and nurses in the screening for malnutrition.

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