Six Duke-NUS clinician-scientists and researchers made Clarivate's Highly Cited Researchers list in 2022.

Following a strong showing in 2021, several Duke-NUS clinician-scientists and researchers continued to make an impact, with six experts named among Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers. In a separate ranking, compiled by Stanford University called the World’s Top 2% Scientists List, more than 80 researchers from the School and SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre (AMC) ranked in the top two per cent of scientists worldwide.

The annual Highly Cited Researchers list, released earlier today, recognises researchers who have published multiple highly cited papers in the last decade and demonstrated scientific excellence in one or more of twenty-one fields. The ranking uses both quantitative and qualitative analysis, and this year, more than 7,225 researcher awards issued to 6,938 individuals from 69 countries and regions were announced—3,981 in specific fields and 3,244 for cross-field impact.

Among those recognised for their cross-field impact were Professors Antonio Bertoletti from the Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme and Derek J Hausenloy from the Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders Programme, who were recognised for the second time in a row, while Professor Wang Linfa’s work in the field of microbiology has earned him a place on the list. In 2021, Prof Wang was recognised for his contributions in the cross-field category. Professor Jenny Low and Assistant Professor Shirin Kalimuddin from the Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme also made the list in the cross-field research category.  In addition, Professor Carolyn Lam was again recognised in the clinical medicine category.

Many of them also made the Stanford ranking, which identified top-cited scientists in 22 categories using standardised information about a range of factors including citations, h-index as well as a composite indicator, known as a c-score.

In that ranking, a group of more than 80 scientists representing the School and the AMC were recognised. Among this group are Duke-NUS’ Health Services & Systems Research Programme Director Professor Marcus Ong, Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Programme Director Professor David Virshup as well as Centre for Ageing Research and Education or CARE Director Associate Professor Angelique Chan.

Professor Thomas Coffman, Dean of Duke-NUS, said: “This recognition is a testament to the firepower of our scientists, who work at the cutting edge of scientific excellence, pursuing new ideas and translating these into meaningful applications for the benefit of our community and populations across Asia and the world. We at Duke-NUS are immensely proud of them and all their accomplishments.”