At KTPH, we embrace the tri-cycle model for excellence in healthcare, which is underpinned by clinical service, teaching and research.
Over the years, we have built up capabilities to enable and promote clinically-focused research aimed at achieving better understanding of diseases of national concern and improving healthcare for the Singapore population. These capabilities cover a comprehensive range of clinical trial coordination, and administrative and laboratory services.
Of note is our research in diabetes and metabolism . Our teams have established a number of large diabetes cohorts, which form a strong foundation for multiple research studies. These cohorts have attracted many local and international collaborations as well as major research grants like the National Medical Research Council Open Fund–Large Collaborative Grant (NMRC OF-LCG).
Under our Health Services and Evaluation initiative, we support management of diseases, organisation and delivery of services, health economic analyses and financing of healthcare and population health analyses.
The Alexandra Health Fund provides at least 20 grants annually to support our research projects. Among them is an anaesthesia study, which has been published in the prestigious JAMA journal and covered by the Singapore media.