MyCeLL is one of the Centres of Excellence (CoE) at MSU that aspires to become a distinctive clinical centre of excellence by embarking on high-quality clinical research in selected niche areas and providing specialised clinical training and lab services to propel medical and health knowledge to the highest level. Additionally, it offers opportunities for research initiatives that serve to improve health and wellbeing.
MyCeLL works closely with faculties and schools under the Medical and Health Sciences (MHS) Cluster, namely the International Medical School (IMS), the School of Pharmacy (SPH), and the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (FHLS), in partnership with the MSU Medical Centre (MSUMC), to promote excellence in medical and healthcare delivery through involvement in cutting-edge research and development activities in focused areas of existing and emerging diagnoses. As a research centre, MyCeLL is serious about processes that are both ethical and of high quality, and it makes sure outputs are ultimately for the benefit of patients and society alike.
In addition to supporting SDG 3, Good Health and Wellbeing, MyCeLL is using an innovative, transformative, and distributive teaching model in running its training courses, with an emphasis on comprehensive primary health care as well as a focus on leveraging the benefits of technology to deliver effective health professions education. This interprofessional approach will see students come together to study across health science disciplines towards their service to society, support several of the SDGs relating to education, innovation, partnership, and collaboration, and increase resources within the healthcare sector.
Operatively, MyCeLL is divided into three distinctive sections that deliver the main functions of MyCeLL, which are to conduct clinical research, provide training in clinically related areas, and offer medical laboratory services.
The Clinical Research Centre (CRC) serves as a platform for clinically inclined research at the university, including clinical trials and epidemiological research. The clinical research ecosystem is supported by a clinical research ward and high-end facilities at the MSU Medical Centre, MyCeLL’s own research laboratory, the MSU Diagnostic and Research Laboratory (MSU-DXL), and access to numerous facilities from our affiliate and partner institutions.
The Training Section of MyCeLL provides specialised training in selected clinical areas, provided mainly by experts within the MSU and MSU Medical Centre in collaboration with external experts. These consist of short courses, clinical attachments, fellowships, sub-specialty trainings, and post-doctoral opportunities. The range of short courses conducted so far includes Good Clinical Practise (GCP), Cognitive Remediation Therapy, Geriatric Mental Health, Basic and Advanced Life Support (BLS and ALS), and swabs. Clinical attachments and fellowship programmes are offered in a variety of medical specialties, such as clinical psychology, obstetrics and gynaecology, nephrology, paediatric opthalmology, colorectal surgery, neurosurgery, and reconstructive surgery. MyCeLL is also accepting applications for post-doctoral posts and internships in clinical sciences.
The MSU Diagnostic and Research Laboratory (MSU-DXL) provides clinical services for MyCeLL. Among the services currently being offered are Microbiology and virology, focusing on COVID-19 testing, and neurocognitive assessment and Training. In the future expansion plan, MSU-DXL will provide the full range of medical laboratory tests, such as chemical pathology and haematology tests, to serve the MSU Medical Centre and external agencies.
The team of experienced and highly knowledgeable clinicians, researchers, and scientists under MyCeLL pledge to explore new solutions to various medical and health problems using innovative approaches and top-notch facilities available at the university and MSU Medical Centre, while working collaboratively with our affiliates from various local and international hospitals, partner universities, research institutes, and industry.