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THAILAND: FACULTY DEVELOPMENT

Thammasat, Chulalongkorn and Khon Kaen Universities

For over 15 years, the School of Dentistry, University of Washington, has collaborated with Khon Kaen and Thammasat Universities to conduct The Fogarty International Center Training Program in Clinical, Public Health and Behavioral Oral Health Research for Thailand.

​Through comprehensive workshops and Summer Institutes in Clinical Dental Research Methods, participants received education and training in biostatistics, clinical epidemiology and study design, behavioral research methods, data analysis, clinical trials, grantmanship, research ethics, and research proposal development. Selected participants completed a two-year long program requiring one year of coursework at the University of Washington, implementation of a research study, Ph.D. dissertation defense, and article publication. Founded in 1992, the revolutionary program has brought Thailand to the international forefront of oral health research. The program has trained over 465 participants from 30 U.S. states and 43 countries abroad.

In 2014, Chulalongkorn University became the latest addition among the Thai institutions in partnering with UW on students and faculty development. Thanks to the pioneering work of Dr. DeRouen, Thai universities are now a regional resource for Southeast Asia and the program continues to offer advanced research training to tomorrow’s leaders in global oral health. Oral and Cranofacial Research in Thailand (PDF)

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