New Philip Yeo Professorship in Medicine

The NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has established a new professorship in honour of Mr Philip Yeo, a distinguished NUS alumnus and one of Singapore’s top public service leaders.

The former Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board and Agency for Science, Technology and Research has extensive accomplishments and is known for making things happen at breakneck speed. During his sterling career in the public service that spanned four decades, Mr Yeo made significant contributions to Singapore’s economic and military sectors. He also forged a well-earned reputation as the man who led and transformed Singapore into a leading centre for biomedical research and development.

The Philip Yeo Professorship in Medicine will see the appointment of a world-class expert to lead and spur innovative research, train the next generation of leaders in public health and medicine, as well as forge partnerships with experts from various disciplines to comprehensively tackle public health challenges.

NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye said, “In 2021, NUS conferred on Mr Philip Yeo the prestigious Eminent Alumni Award in recognition of his illustrious contributions to Singapore, especially his visionary role in building and growing Singapore’s biomedical sector. We are deeply privileged to establish a professorship in the School of Medicine in honour of Mr Yeo. The Philip Yeo Professorship in Medicine will enable NUS to attract leading academics to further advance medical research and education in Singapore.”

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