VIVA focuses on funding and supporting scientists and doctors, as we are on a mission to find cures and save lives. These scientists and doctors are our key intermediaries to our ultimate beneficiaries – the children with cancer.


Dario-Campana
Professor Dario Campana
Professor Campana obtained his MD at the University of Torino (Italy) and his PhD at the University of Milano (Italy). He was Lecturer in Immunology at the Royal Free Hospital, University of London (UK) before moving to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. When he left for Singapore in July 2011, he was Vice Chair for Laboratory Research in the Department of Oncology, Full Member in the Departments of Oncology and Pathology, and Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Tennessee.

He is currently Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and the Mrs. Lee Kong Chian Chair in Advanced Cellular Therapy. He is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and of the Association of American Physicians, and the recipient of a Singapore Translational Research (STaR) Investigator award. His main research interest is immunotherapy of cancer. He has published over 300 original articles, book chapters and reviews, and holds several patents.

 

Allen-Yeoh
Associate Professor Allen Yeoh
Viva-Goh Foundation Associate Professor Allen Yeoh is a Senior Consultant and Associate Professor in Division of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology, Khoo Teck Puat-National University Children's Medical Institute, NUH and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS. He trained in NUS and NUH and obtained his clinical and research fellowship in St Jude Children's Research Hospital.

A/Prof Allen Yeoh's interest is in childhood leukaemia. He is currently the principal investigator of the multi-centre Malaysia-Singapore ALL and AML trials competitively funded by NMRC and A*STAR/Singapore Cancer Syndicate. Currently these trials have been highly successful with > 80% and >60% projected cure. He is the first Singapore doctor to receive the American Society of Haematology Merit Award for his pioneering work in gene expression profiling in leukaemia. This work was one of the highest cited article in this field for 2003.

A/Prof Yeoh is also the recipient of numerous National and International Awards including Singapore Youth Award 2002, NUS Office of Life Sciences Award 2002, Asian Innovation Award (Gold) 2003, the NMRC-BMRC Clinician Scientist Award from 2005 to date, the NUHS-Mokhtar Riady Pinnacle Award 2013 (Translational Research Innovator Award) and the National Medical Excellence Awards 2014 (National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Award).

 

Sally-Blair
Dr Sally Blair
Sally Blair has a Medical Degree (MBBS) and Masters of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Sydney. Sally was training at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, NSW, Australia prior to moving to Singapore in 2007. Since then, she has been actively involved in projects and programs involving children with cancer, such as the St Jude-VIVA Forum, at a local, regional and international level.