Victor Dzau, Chancellor for Health Affairs and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Duke University Health System, was honored at National University of Singapore (NUS) last month for his outstanding contributions to the University in the areas of education, research and service.
Dzau was the initial proponent and force behind the establishment of Duke-NUS, and was the signatory in the historic agreement between Duke University and NUS. He played a crucial role in shaping the academic medicine partnership between Duke-NUS and the Singapore Health Services.
He is an international expert and leader on academic health systems, national health policy, healthcare innovation and global health, and has served as an advisor to universities, corporations and foreign governments. As a researcher, Dzau specializes in cardiovascular translational research and has won numerous awards and accolades for his work over the years.
"I'm deeply honoured to be recognised with this award as I consider the successful collaboration between Duke and NUS that created the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School one of the most significant achievements in my time at Duke," said Dzau
Effective July 1, Dzau will be stepping down from his role at Duke to become President of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.