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SNEC, Duke-NUS announce Arthur Lim Professorship in Ophthalmology

SNEC will be donating S$2.5 million from the Health Research Endowment Fund, which will be matched by the Ministry of Education through Duke-NUS for the Arthur Lim Professorship.

SINGAPORE: The Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School on Monday announced the Arthur Lim Professorship in Ophthalmology.

To honour Professor Lim, SNEC will be donating S$2.5 million from the Health Research Endowment Fund, which will be matched by the Ministry of Education through Duke-NUS for the Arthur Lim Professorship.

The Professorship will be awarded to outstanding practitioners in the field of ophthalmology and will honour Professor Lim's contributions to the field.

These contributions include establishing the SNEC Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI), which today leads research on eye diseases in Asia. 

Professor Donald Tan, medical director of the Singapore National Eye Centre, said: "Arthur Lim has really trained almost all of our senior ophthalmologists in Singapore. His dedication to education and research has (brought) us to where we are today - in SNEC and SERI. So this is really the next stage in our journey towards progressing towards excellence for patients in Singapore and throughout the region." 

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