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Dr Bernice Oh Lingzhi

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Credential:
Master of Clinical Investigation (Spore), MMed (Paeds) (Spore), MBBS (Spore)
Designation:
Associate Consultant, Division of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital
Specialty:
Paediatrics
Sub Specialty:
Paediatric Haematology-Oncology
Medical and Surgical Conditions:
Childhood Leukaemia, Haemophilia (Children), Lymphoma (Children), Neutropenic Fever (Children)
Special Interest:
  • Immunotherapy for Childhood Leukaemias and Solid Tumours
  • Treatment-related Toxicities of Childhood Cancers

Institution:
National University Hospital
National University Health System
Dr Bernice Oh graduated with MBBS at the National University of Singapore and was trained in paediatrics in Singapore. 

Her clinical interests include the treatment of Childhood Leukaemias as well as Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas. She also has a keen interest in teaching and training the next generation of doctors and paediatricians.

Grants:

As Principal Investigator

2016-2019:
Exploring the CNS Toxicity of Dexamethasone in the Treatment of Paediatric ALL: A Multifaceted fMRI/ MRS Study including Innovative Use of Fitbit Trackers in Children
o   Funding Agency: NMRC New Investigator Grant

2017-2018:
The NUHkids “New Worlds” Project – Innovative use of projection mapping technology to reduce need for sedation for children undergoing PET-CT scans
o   Funding Agency: Ronald McDonald House Charities Annual Grant Call 2017
 
2016:
An In-Vitro Study of Rituximab Cytotoxicity in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Natural Killer Cells and Complement
o   Funding Agency: NUH Pitch-For –Funds Grant Call October 2016
 
2015-2016:
The NUHkids Space Station – Movie distraction and use of an immersive space-like environment to reduce need for sedation for children undergoing MRI scans
o   Developed an ongoing clinical program where children undergo MRI scans without sedation
o   Funding Agency: Ronald McDonald House Charities Annual Grant Call 2015
 
2014 – 2016:  
Exploring the CNS Toxicity of Dexamethasone in the Treatment of Paediatric ALL: A Multifaceted fMRI/MRS Study - Healthy Volunteer and Patient Pilot Study
o   Awarded in 2014 and 2015 for sequential studies
o   Funding Agency: NUH Clinician Scientist Program- Residency Grant Calls


Ongoing Studies

  • Exploring the CNS Toxicity of Dexamethasone in the Treatment of Paediatric ALL: A Multifaceted fMRI/MRS Study
    Lead Investigator under the mentorship of A/Prof Allen Yeoh

  • Physiologic Hydrocortisone for the effects of Dexamethasone on brain function in normal healthy subjects: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Approach
    Lead Investigator under the mentorship of A/Prof Allen Yeoh

  • Pilot Study of Expanded, Activated Haploidentical Natural Killer Cell Infusions for Sarcomas (NKEXPSARC)
    Clinical Principal Investigator
    Scientific Principal Investigator: Prof Dario Campana

Awards and Honours

Scholarships

  • ExxonMobil-NUS Research Fellowship for Clinicians, awarded 3 March 2017
  • MOH Healthcare Research Scholarship: Master of Clinical Investigation January 2017

Professional Memberships

  • Paediatric Oncology Group Singapore – Leukemia Study Group Vice-Chair: 2016 – 2018
  • American Society of Hematology – International Associate Member: 2016 – present
  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health – Member

Contact

Appt Tel:
Fax:
+65 6779 7486