Academic and Research Collaboration Meeting

The International Relations and Networking Unit (IRNU),Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University (FPH-MU), Thailand organized a meeting on Academic and Research Collaboration with the University of North Carolina, Greensboro (UNCG), USA. On behalf of the Dean, Associate Professor Dr Mathuros Tipayamongkholgul, Deputy Dean for IRNU and her team, faculty members and international students hosted nine distinguished delegates from UNCG concerning, "Refugee Experience, Protection and Processing in Global Contexts: Thailand" 22 May 2018 from 9 to 11am in the Surin Osathanugroh Room, Floor 2, Satharanasukvisit Building, Phaya Thai Campus. Dr Sharon D Morrison, Associate Professor, UNCG, with three local refugee service providers Mr Million Mekonnen, Executive Director, African Services Coalition Micro-enterprise and Refugee Community Development, Ms Lizzie Biddle, Senior Program Coordinator, Center for New North Carolinians, Ms Betsy Renfrew, Artist, Arts-based Programming for Refugee, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language and five students (one PhD and four Master's) of UNCG discussed the global refugee crisis. Associate Professor Dr Naowarut Charoenca, Department of Sanitary Engineering, Ms Kathy Ko, Internship Programs, Master Student, Global Public Health Sciences, University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) and two students (one PhD and four MPH International Program)(FPH-MU also joined in the fruitful meeting, briefing the delegates regarding FPH-MU Programs and facilities. Agenda items included refugee experience, protection and well-being in the global context migration, displacement and research programs, discussions on teaching and research related to migration and refugee health and welfare issues. In addition, collaborative research projects on health in community with cultural diversity were prioritized for starting collaboration between the two institutes.