Between April 17 – 22, 2023, the executive team of the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, carried on an oversea trip to the Republic of China (Taiwan) to visit Taiwanese medical organizations and exchange ideas on further possible collaborations between the institutes. The trip was led by Clinical Prof. Artit Ungkanont, Deputy Dean, followed by his team comprising Assoc. Prof. Chusak Kijkunasathian, Deputy Dean for Policy; Prof. Dr.Atiporn Ingsathit, Deputy Hospital Director; Dr. Poompis Pattaranutaporn, Assistant Dean for Information Technology; Dr. Sithakom Phusanti, Deputy Director of Chakri Naruebodindra Medical Institute; Dr. Dhanesh Pitidhammabhorn, Deputy Director of Ramathibodi Chakri Naruebodindra Hospital; Dr. Meng-Shin Shiao, Assistant Dean for International Relations and Research Collaborations; Miss Jirawadee Matoon, Head of International Relations, and the team of Nursing staff related.
The trip included the various programs to have site visits and discussions regarding possible partnerships and collaborations. The trip started with visiting activities during April 18 - 19, 2023, at the hospitals under Changhua Christian Hospital (CCH) including Yuanlin Christian Hospital (YCH), CCH. They continued the trip on April 20, 2023, by visiting the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and National Cheng Kung University Hospital (NCKUH), before finishing the trip on April 21, 2023, by visiting the National Taiwan University College of Medicine (NTUCM) and National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH).

 

 
On April 18, 2023, at the Changhua Christian Hospital (CCH), Taiwan, the executive team from the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand, led by Clinical Prof. Artit Ungkanont, M.D., Deputy Dean, along with Associate Professor Chusak Kijkunasathian, Deputy Dean for Policy; Prof. Dr.Atiporn Ingsathit, Deputy Hospital Director; Dr. Poompis Pattaranutaporn, Assistant Dean for Information Technology; Ms.Meng-Shin Shiao, Assistant Dean for International Relations and Research Collaborations; as well as Miss Jirawadee Matoon, Head of International Relations, attended the Signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between Ramathibodi and CCH. On this special occasion, Prof.Sirintara Singhara Na Ayudhaya, M.D., Deputy Dean for International Relations and Research Collaborations, honored the event via the Zoom Webinars online system as the honorable witness.
The ceremony was a part of the oversea trip of Ramathibodi's executives to the Republic of China (Taiwan) during April 17 – 22, 2023.

 

 

Between April 13 - 16, 2023, the executive team of the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, carried on a cooperative oversea trip to the People's Republic of China following the official invitation from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to visit the medical organizations related the AI/ Surgical Robot and Proton PET/CT Accelerator. The trip was led by Prof. Piyamitr Sritara, M.D., Dean of the Faculty, along with the executives comprising his Deputy Dean for International Relations and Research Collaborations, Prof. Sirintara Singhara Na Ayudhaya, M.D; Head of the Department of Surgery, Assoc. Prof. Chalermpong Chatdokmaiprai, M.D., the surgeons from Ramathibodi's Department of Surgery and the Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiology.

The trip included the various programs to have site visits and discussions regarding the possible partnership and collaboration on AI/ Surgical Robot and Proton PET/CT Accelerator. The team started the program in Shanghai on April 13, 2023, to visit the Huashan Hospital, RuiJing Hospital as well as its Proton Center, before finishing the day by visiting the United Imaging Healthcare (UIH) Exhibition Center & Factory. They continued the trip to Harbin on April 14 - 15, 2023, with a site visit to Harbin Sagebot Intelligent Medical Equipment Co., Ltd for the R&D Center of Kangduo Robot Company. Finally, on April 16, 2023, they were invited to visit the Peking University First Hospital / Kangduo Company Training Center for further possible academic collaborations.

 

On March 22, 2023, a group of medical students from Juntendo University, Japan, led by Assoc.Prof.Makoto Hirai, Ph.D., took a site visit at Raj Pracha Samasai Medical Institute in Samut Prakan province to observe the Leprosy case in Thailand, Laboratory, as well as the round ward clinic. 

This visiting activity is part of an international exchange program to strengthen the collaboration between the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital and Juntendo University. The activity was successful and achieved attentiveness among the visiting students from Juntendo.

 

March 21, 2023, Medical Instructor room, 7th floor, Building 1, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Assoc. Prof.Thanyanan Baisamut, M.D. - representative of Ramathibodi's Department of Internal Medicine - provided a welcome to the delegates from Juntendo University namely Prof. Naito Toshio, M.D., Ph.D., and Assoc. Prof. Hirotake Mori, M.D., on the occasion of their visit to Ramathibodi in order to explore further collaboration in the aspects of education and academic exchange. Prof.Naito and Prof.Mori also spent time to site-visit at the in-patient wards of the Department of Internal Medicine.

 

March 21, 2023, Medical Instructor room, 7th floor, Building 1, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Assoc. Prof.Thanyanan Baisamut, M.D. - representative of Ramathibodi's Department of Internal Medicine - provided a welcome to the delegates from Juntendo University namely Prof. Naito Toshio, M.D., Ph.D., and Assoc. Prof. Hirotake Mori, M.D., on the occasion of their visit to Ramathibodi in order to explore further collaboration in the aspects of education and academic exchange. Prof.Naito and Prof.Mori also spent time to site-visit at the in-patient wards of the Department of Internal Medicine.

 

March 21, 2023, Meeting Room 614, 6th floor, Medical Learning Resource Center and Ramathibodi School of Nursing Building, the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Assoc. Prof. Sirin Apiyasawat, M.D., Assistant Dean for International Relations and Research Collaborations; as the representative of Prof.Sirintara Singhara Na Ayudhaya, M.D., Deputy Dean for International Relations and Research Collaborations; along with the executives of the Faculty namely Prof. Boonsong Ongphiphadhanakul, M.D., Deputy Dean for Research, Assoc. Prof. Prut Hanutsaha, M.D., Deputy Dean for Graduate Education, Assoc. Prof. Poolsuk Janepanish Visudtibhan, Ph.D., Director of Ramathibodi School of Nursing, and Asst. Prof. Jumpee Granger, Ph.D., Deputy Director International Relations Department, joined together in welcoming all delegates from Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China; led by Prof. Jianguo Chen, Vice President for International Affairs and Medicine Affairs, to have a discussion regarding the possible collaborations in the aspect of academic, education, research and innovation between the 2 institutes.

 

March 17, 2023, at Room no.520, 5th floor, Medical Learning Resource Center and Ramathibodi School of Nursing Building, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol university, Prof.Sirintara Singhara Na Ayudhaya, M.D., Deputy Dean for International Relations and Research Collaborations, together with Prof. Boonsong Ongphiphadhanakul, M.D., Deputy Dean for Research, and Dr. Suparee Boonmanunt, Ph.D., Lecturer of Ramathibodi's Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Ms.Jirawadee Matoon, Head of International Relations Section, provided welcome to the representatives from the University of Cologne, Germany, led by Dr. Thilo Zimmermann, Office SDG-Manager Department, International Students Global Responsibility Academic Cooperation Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the MENA Region. This visit's objective was to share a discussion regarding the possibility of establishing collaboration between the 2 institutes.

 
On March 14th, 2023, at Room no. 613, 6th floor, Medical Learning Resource Center and Ramathibodi School of Nursing Building, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Asst. Prof. Dr. Jumpee Granger, Deputy Director for International Relations of Ramathibodi School of Nursing, along with Prof. Patcharee Lertrit, M.D., Ph.D., Dean of Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University, and more representatives from both faculty, joined together in providing a warm welcome to the Executive Team from Dhulikhel Hospital and Kathmandu University, on the occasion of their official visit to Mahidol University. This visit was led by Dr. Biraj Man Karmacharya, Director of Public Health, community programs and Global Engagement of Kathmandu University, and Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha, Executive Director of Dhulikhel Hospital, with the objective to have a Collaborative Discussion regarding the possibility to establish the collaboration in academic and education on Nursing Science.
Kathmandu University is a public autonomous university in Nepal. It is the third oldest university in Nepal, located in Dhulikhel of Kavrepalanchok District, while Dhulikhel Hospital, a Kathmandu University hospital, is an independent, not-for-profit, nongovernment hospital in Dhulikhel, Kavrepalanchok.
 

 

 
On February 21, 2023, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sit Pongkitkakun, M.D., Head of the Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiology, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, and his team welcomed Associate Professor Mari Hagiwara, M.D., from Department of Radiology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, USA, on the occasion of exchanging knowledge on radiotherapy at Tawee Boonchot Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Main Building (Building 1) and visiting the Advanced Diagnostic Radiation Center (AIMC), Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University.
 
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On February 17, 2023, at the Meeting Room no.713, 7th floor, Medical Learning Resource Center and Ramathibodi School of Nursing Building, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand, Prof.Sirintara Singhara Na Ayudhaya, M.D.- Deputy Dean for International Relations and Research Collaborations, together with Assoc. Prof. Soamarat Vilaiyuk, M.D.-Assistant Dean for Graduate Education, and Dr.Rapeephan R Maude, M.D. from the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, provided a warm welcome and orientation to the 3 research fellows; Dr.Rebecca Walshe, Dr.Ellen Beer, and Dr.Jordanna Nunes, from the Thailand Global Health Research Fellowship (TGHR) which is the project under Thai-Health Education England Project collaborations. 
The Thailand Global Health Research Fellowship (TGHR) is a Managed Education Partnership (MEP), a bilateral exchange of medical fellows providing Thai doctors with an opportunity to work and learn in the UK, and NHS doctors with interest in global health the opportunity to undertake a research fellowship in university hospitals in Thailand. The programme offers 12-month global health fellowships focusing on global health in a healthcare system that is different in resource and structure to the NHS. Fellows will partner with teams in Thai medical schools, universities, and hospitals.  Fellows will be supported by an experienced team of mentors, clinical supervisors, and research partner organizations. A stipend is provided for the duration of the program.
 

On February 15, 2023, at Meeting Room no.1, 6th Floor, Administrative Building, the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Assoc. Prof. Prut Hanutsaha, M.D.- Deputy Dean for Graduate Education, and Assoc. Prof. Sirin Apiyasawat, M.D.-Assistant Dean for International and Research Collaborations, as well as Ramathibodi's advisors of the Thai-Health Education England Project, joined together in welcoming Mr. Kevin Miles, Senior Lead, Global Learning Opportunities, Global Health Partnerships, Health Education England (HEE), NHS, UK, in the occasion of his visit to Thailand. 

The Thailand Global Health Research Fellowship (TGHR) is a Managed Education Partnership (MEP), a bilateral exchange of medical fellows providing Thai doctors with an opportunity to work and learn in the UK, and NHS doctors with interest in global health the opportunity to undertake a research fellowship in university hospitals in Thailand. The programme offers 12-month global health fellowships focusing on global health in a healthcare system that is different in resource and structure to the NHS. Fellows will partner with teams in Thai medical schools, universities, and hospitals.  Fellows will be supported by an experienced team of mentors, clinical supervisors, and research partner organizations. A stipend is provided for the duration of the programme.