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Short-term grant for health professions education (HPE) research.

FY16 Results

​We are delighted to announce the recipients of the FY16 NHG-HOMER Grant. The primary goal of the NHG-HOMER grant is to assist and support researchers in developing and delivering health professions education research. Our awardees every year represent a diverse group of researchers with projects of high potential, who strive towards better educational and training outcomes for the healthcare professions.

This year we are presenting eight grants (3 Category A, 5 Category B). They comprise projects from various institutions and different disciplines, including education research in nursing, occupational therapy, palliative medicine, and geriatric medicine.

We are extremely grateful for the expertise and service rendered by our reviewers, without which the success of the grant is not possible. Heartfelt thanks to our FY16 applicants for their passion and dedication, and we hope that the interest in health professions education research at NHG will continue to flourish in future years.  

Congratulations to the NHG-HOMER Grant FY16 award recipients! 

NHG-HOMER Grant Awards 
CATEGORY A (up to $5,000) 
(Project title and principal investigators)


Evaluating the Program 'Helping Hands': A program utilizing self-determination theory to promote nurses' knowledge, beliefs, attitude and compliance on hand hygiene in primary care.
          Ms. Yan Chau Chain, Senior Nurse Manager, Nursing, NHGP


Coping mechanisms amongst different surgical sub-specialty residents: Is there an association with burnout and stress levels?
          Dr. Sean Ho Wei Loong, Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery, TTSH
          Dr. Ernest Kwek Beng Kee, Senior Consultant, Orthopaedic Surgery, TTSH


Becoming clinical educators at workplace- Perspectives from occupational therapists.
          Ms. Abigail Lum Kai Mun, Senior Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, TTSH​

NHG-HOMER Grant Awards 
CATEGORY B (up to $10,000) 
(Project title and principal investigators)


Impact of palliative care integration in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on interprofessional collaboration in care of the dying: Perspective of the healthcare professionals working in ICU.
          Dr. Poi Choo Hwee, Consultant, Palliative Medicine, TTSH
          Ms. Fionna Yow, Nurse Clinician, Nursing, TTSH


Design, delivery and evaluation of a research curriculum for orthopaedic and hand surgery residency.
          Dr. Ernest Kwek Beng Kee, Senior Consultant, Orthopaedic Surgery, TTSH
          Dr Dawn Chia Sinn Yii, Associate Consultant, Orthopaedic Surgery, TTSH


The role of the informal and hidden curriculum on the development of empathy in medical students.
          Dr. Charmaine Krishnasamy, Senior Research Analyst, HOMER, NHGHQ


Unraveling the complexity of collaborative decision making in a geriatrics interprofessional team meeting.
          Ms. Tan Keng Teng, Senior Pharmacist (Clinical), Pharmacy, TTSH
          Dr. Mary Lee, Manager, HOMER, NHGHQ​


Preparing the healthcare workforce to work together for future populations.
          Mr. Issac Lim, Assistant Director, HOMER, NHGHQ
          A/Prof Tjan Soon Yin, Senior Consultant, Rehabilitation Medicine, TTSH
          A/Prof Swapna Verma, Senior Consultant, Early Psychosis Intervention Programme, IMH

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