22 October 2019 | News
Nine winners honoured in recognition of outstanding CRCs and their significant contributions to the profession and research community; The highest honour – The Distinction Award – has been conferred to Ms Pang Mei Yan, Senior CRC from the National University Health System (NUHS)
Associate Professor Teoh Yee Leong, CEO of Singapore Clinical Research Institute (right) presenting the inaugural Distinguished Contributor Award to Ms Pang Mei Yan, the winner of The Distinction Award.
The Singapore Clinical Research Institute (SCRI), on 22 Oct 2019, announce the nine winners of the inaugural Distinguished Contributor Award for Clinical Research Coordinators (CRCs). The award is given by the SCRI Academy and serves to recognise CRCs from the three integrated healthcare clusters in Singapore for their contributions to the profession and research community.
The award ceremony was recently held at the SCRI-NUHS Clinical Research Coordinator Workshop on 10 Oct 2019, the award ceremony for the Distinguished Contributor Award for CRCs will see healthcare professionals come together to recognise outstanding CRCs who have demonstrated excellence in their work. Under the theme “Importance, development and recognition of CRCs”, the event acknowledged the contributions of the CRC profession in the clinical research sector and provided an opportunity for attendees to learn about how the profession will continue to grow and advance in the future.
This year, there were 39 nominees from the various public healthcare institutions received. Out of the 39 nominees, nine were shortlisted for an interview by a panel of judges. The highest award, “The Distinction Award”, was awarded to Ms Pang Mei Yan from NUHS. ‘The Merit Award” winners were Ms Lim Tze Wei and Ms Serene Ng Bee Lian from Singhealth and Ms Jaclyn Ong Yuen Yeng from National Healthcare Group. Please refer to Annex for a full list of awards recipients.
“This award was given to recognise the important roles these clinical research coordinators played in supporting medical research in Singapore,” said Associate Professor Teoh Yee Leong, Chief Executive Officer at SCRI. “We hope the awards will continue to encourage the other clinical research coordinators to contribute in their important role to help their patients”.
“It has been an enriching and rewarding experience as a Clinical Research Coordinator. For the past 10 years, I have had the privilege to care for my patients and journey through many clinical trials together. I am honoured to be given this special distinction award by SCRI. This inaugural award is a wonderful initiative to give CRCs like myself a greater recognition for our work,” said Pang Mei Yan, Senior Clinical Research Coordinator at NUHS.