29 May 2024

 

The Academy of Medicine, Singapore and the College of Clinician Scientists are pleased to announce that Dr Mervyn Lim has been awarded the Seah Cheng Siang Memorial Research Award 2023 for his research project entitled The effects of incident spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (SICH) on electroencephalography (EEG)-based brain connectivity

 

The annual Seah Cheng Siang Memorial Research Award aims to support clinical or basic research in important areas of medical and dental sciences. The award is capped at SGD$20,000.

 

 

“I am grateful for the opportunity that the Seah Cheng Siang Memorial Research Award has provided to allow us to better understand how brain connectivity patterns change in patients after incident SICH.

 

 

This research will allow us to better understand how functional reorganisation of the brain occurs after SICH, and continues to build on our research for developing individualised parcellations of functional connectivity in patients with SICH.

 

 

The award will help us to provide individualised applications for neurorehabilitation and neurorestoration to improve the long-term functional outcomes of patients with SICH in the future.”

 

Dr Mervyn Lim Jun Rui
Awardee of the Seah Cheng Siang Memorial Research Award 2023

 

 

 

 

Brief Profile
Dr Mervyn Lim is a neurosurgery senior resident and clinician-scientist resident under the Singapore integrated programme for neurosurgery, as well as a part-time PhD student at the National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Mervyn’s passion is to develop precision neuromodulation and neurorestoration techniques for patients with medication-resistant neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases, as well as to investigate the neural correlates of human cognition. Mervyn won the National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Resident Award by the Ministry of Health, Singapore in 2022 for his achievements in scientific research, and continues to pursue his path to become a world-class clinician-scientist in functional neurosurgery.

 

 

Research Work
Dr Mervyn Lim is the Principal Investigator of the FUNC-SICH Cohort Study, a prospective cohort of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (SICH) aimed at investigating the pathophysiological mechanisms of post-stroke cognitive impairment and dementia after incident SICH. He is also currently conducting his PhD dissertation developing individualised parcellations of functional connectivity for precision neuromodulation applications in patients with neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases.

 

 

For More Information
Please click here for more information on the Seah Cheng Siang Memorial Research Award.

 

Enquiries
For enquiries, please contact the College Secretariat:
DID: 6593 7808
Email: ccs@ams.edu.sg