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About TARIPH

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The Academic Respiratory Initiative for Pulmonary Health (TARIPH) is a unique research initiative established by LKCMedicine that focuses on improving the lung health of Singaporeans. Launched on 19 March 2018 by Associate Professor Benjamin Ong (Director of Medical Services, Ministry of Health) at the 2nd International Symposium on Respiratory Research, TARIPH aims to align strategic academic expertise across Singapore in a formal way to benefit Singaporeans living with lung disease through research. By improving our understanding of factors causing our national respiratory disease burden, we can assess preventative measures and optimal modes of treatment delivery through research.

Respiratory disease is a key contributor to disease burden in Singapore. We have one of the fastest ageing populations and a significant proportion of non-smoking related lung disease. Our major chronic respiratory diseases - asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - illustrate unique endo-phenotypes that require dedicated focus and research. 

Contact tariph@ntu.edu.sg for more information on our activities or to get in touch with our secretariat:

TARIPH Secretariat Office
Level 18 
Clinical Sciences Building, Novena Campus, 
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. 
11 Mandalay Road
Singapore 308232

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