Estancia en Duke-NUS

Duke - National University of Singapore
Este año, al igual que el año pasado tengo la oportunidad de hacer un estancia breve de investigación de 3 meses. El año pasado estuve en el Motion Analysis Lab trabajando con el Profesor Paolo Bonato. En esta ocasión tengo la suerte de visitar el grupo Health Services & Systems Research en la Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School en Singapore

Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS), a joint venture launched in 2005 between Duke University School of Medicine in North Carolina, USA and the National University of Singapore (NUS), is the country’s first graduate-entry medical school. The mission of the institution is the training of new physicians to meet Singapore’s long-term healthcare needs and grooming the next generation of top-flight medical and scientific leaders who will drive the government’s biomedical sciences agenda.

The beginnings of the Duke-NUS medical school can be traced to 2000, when Singapore launched an ambitious Biomedical Sciences Initiative designed to make the country the biomedical hub of Asia, and to attract both research and health sector manufacturing capabilities to Singapore.

In the Initiative, the government planned to spend more than S$3 billion over five years to accelerate development in the biomedical sciences. It offered incentives to attract companies to Singapore, and was funding research institutes devoted to genomics, bioinformatics, bioengineering, nanotechnology, molecular and cell biology, and cancer therapies.

El objetivo de estos tres meses es analizar en términos económicos el impacto del sistema PERFORM. Es una gran oportunidad el poder estar aqui. Espero aprovechar al máximo para aprender como analizar en impacto económico de un sistema de healthcare, avanzar en mi tesis y explorar todo lo que pueda esta zona de Asia.