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2017-03-20
A 12-member delegation from universities in France led by Chairman of Campus France Bertrand Monthubert visits National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, today, facilitating the collaboration in education and research between universities in France and NCKU in Taiwan.
Wafa Al-Jamal, a research fellow in the University of East Anglia, working on developing nanomedicines to target metastatic cancer. She is currently a visiting professor at Guizhou Medical School, Guiyang, China.
The Gro Brundtland Week of Women in Sustainable Development officially closed today at the Tang Prize Foundation in Taipei City, Taiwan. The CEO of the Tang Prize Foundation, Jenn-Chuan Chern, and National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) President Huey-Jen Jenny Su delivered closing remarks and congratulated the five winners of Gro Brundtland Awards at the closing ceremony on March 17.
Yi-Chun Yen, postdoctoral fellow at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore, says that she wants to identify molecular mechanisms underlying psychiatric disorders.
Now, she is involving in neuroscience and behavioral disorders program.
Farah Naaz Fathima, 39, professor at St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India, is one of the five recipients of Gro Brundtland Award 2017. “This is tremendous encouragement for female scientists like me from developing countries.” Her professional goal is to contribute towards the improvement of the quality of life of people in developing countries like India through the design and implementation of cost effective, sustainable and replicable programs for Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) like heart diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke.
The Gro Brundtland Week of Women in Sustainable Development will be officially closed on March 17 at the Tang Prize Foundation in Taipei City, Taiwan. The Closing Ceremony will include closing remarks delivered by, the CEO of the Tang Prize Foundation, Jenn-Chuan Chern, and National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) President Huey-Jen Jenny Su and an awards ceremony of Gro Brundtland Award as well.
The worst humanitarian crisis in decades is happening right now in Yemen; however, the conflict in Yemen didn’t stop Fathiah Zakham from pursuing science. Fathiah Zakham, assistant researcher at the Hodeidah University, Hodeidah, Yemen, is one of the five winners of 2017 Gro Brundtland Award. At her arrival in Taiwan, she unveils a gentle complexion with a lovely smile saying, “It takes me almost 7 days to travel from Hodeidah to Taipei because the situation in Yemen is so difficult.”
Phyllis Awor, a Ugandan Public Health Physician, currently works at Makerere University School of Public Health, Kampala, Uganda, as a Senior Researcher, with responsibility for maternal and child health related policy analysis, and seeking funding, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of field programs improving quality of care for children in rural communities.
The Gro Brundtland Week of Women in Sustainable Development opened today at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Tainan, Taiwan, with more than 300 scholars, researchers and students participating in the grand opening and the talk given by Dr. Regina Benjamin, 18th Surgeon General of the United States.
A 34-member delegation of presidents from the universities in the Philippines visited National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, today, to strengthen the partnership between NCKU and Philippine academia and to discuss the prospects of future collaboration.