Dr. K. Ranga Rama Krishnan, CEO of Rush University System for Health, has been awarded the President's Science and Technology Award, Singapore’s highest honor for research scientists and engineers.
Presented by the president of Singapore, Halimah Yacob, the award recognizes and celebrates outstanding contributions to research and development in Singapore. Recognized for his central role in laying the foundations for the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre, Krishnan also was honored for his leadership during his tenure as dean of the Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore from 2008 to 2015.
The award also highlights Krishnan’s work in strengthening academic medicine and translational and clinical research, as well as the promotion of technology transfer and entrepreneurship to enhance health and support economic development in Singapore.
The President’s Science and Technology Medal is awarded to outstanding individuals who have made distinguished, sustained and exceptional contributions and played a strategic role in the development of Singapore through the promotion and management of research and development. The prestige of the President’s award underpins Singapore’s efforts to raise the level of excellence in research and strengthen the growing community of scientific talent in Singapore.