March 1, 2017

Ambassador meets with Professor Dr. Vladimir Hachinski the first Canadian recipient of the Prince Mahidol Award

          On 14-15 February 2017, Ambassador Vijavat Isarabhakdi paid a call on Professor Dr. Vladimir Hachinski, Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, to offer his congratulations to Dr. Hachinski for being conferred the Prince Mahidol Award 2016 in the field of Public Health.

          This international award, established by His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, is conferred for outstanding achievements in the fields of medicine and public health worldwide.  Dr. Hachinski is the first Canadian recipient of the Award ever since it was established in 1992.  He is one of the world's leading specialists in stroke and vascular dementia, and his pioneering work has helped to save and improve millions of lives.

          Ambassador Vijavat also had the opportunity to call on Dr. Amit Chakma, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Ontario, to discuss opportunities for academic cooperation between Western University and academic institutions in Thailand.  He met with other administrators of the university, including Dr. Paul Cooper, Chair of the Clinical Neurological Sciences Department, Dr. Saverio Stranges, Chair of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department, and Julie McMullin, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (International).

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