University Awards

Outstanding Educator Award

To encourage curiosity, wonder and thoughtful reflection in learning. To instil courage for self-evaluation and improvement, so that one may learn to look beyond knowledge and skill sets and apply independent thought that moves one to meaningful action. Assoc Prof NGA Min En
Department of Pathology
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  • Undergraduate – General pathology (cellular processes) and Systemic Pathology (pathology based on body systems); Role of pathology in clinical care
  • Postgraduate – Diagnostic aspects of anatomical pathology and laboratory practice
  • Awarded grant funding from NUS Medicine for several projects:
    2012 to 2014: Led a successful pilot project to digitise more than 250 preserved specimens of organs demonstrating disease, and integrated these digitised specimens into the medical undergraduate pathology curriculum
    2016 to 2018: Further expanded digital specimen collection by 800
    2014 to 2018: Created Pathweb, an online resource which combines the Virtual Pathology Museum that holds annotated, interactive digitised specimens; and Pathology Demystified, a self-directed online learning resource. Pathweb has received more than 50,400 visitors and 410,000 views since its launch in August 2017
  • Plays role of Integration Lead Educator in NUS Medicine, primarily aiming to help develop other faculties’ e-learning skills and confidence in using them, through handson workshops. Created a blogsite in 2016 on e-learning applications for other faculty, in partnership with the School’s education technology team
  • Core faculty member in the NUHS Pathology postgraduate residency programme (since 2014)
  • Fellow of the NUS Teaching Academy (NUSTA) since 2015. Lead of the NUSTA project "Teachers Who Inspire"
  • Published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers in internationally refereed journals. Many of these papers include collaborations with postgraduate and/or undergraduate students
  • Conferred the Indian Academy of Cytologists Oration Lecture in 2017
  • Examiner of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) (since 2016)
  • Fellow, International Academy of Cytology (2010)
  • Fellow, Royal College of Pathologists, UK (2008); and RCPA (2005)
  • Educator of the Year Award, NUS Medicine (2017/18)
  • Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (2017/18, 2013/14, 2012/13, 2009/10, 2006/07), NUS Medicine
  • Annual Teaching Excellence Award (2013/14, 2012/13, 2009/10) and Honour Roll (2016-2020), NUS
  • Becton-Dickson Research Award, Singapore Society of Pathology (2012)
  • NUS Medicine Top Ten Tutors (2009)
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