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The result of the Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program scholarship recipients 2016

Today (29th November 2016) at 13:30 hrs. Clin. Prof. Supat Vanichakarn, Secretary General of Prince Mahidol Award Foundation under the Royal Patronage; Mr. Sek Wannamethee, Director-General of the Department of Information and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Prof. Vicharn Panich, Chairman of Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program Steering Committee; Prof. Apichat Asavamongkolkul, Chairman of Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program Working Committee; and Prof. Sompop  Limpongsanurak, Chairman of Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program Selection Committee, together issue a press release on the names of Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program scholarship recipients for 2016 at the Hall in front of Prince Mahidol Aduldej Room, 4th floor of Siriraj Medical Library, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University.

 

The names of five scholarship recipients of Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program are as follows:

  1. Mr. Chanodom Piankusol          Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University
  2. Mr. Natthaphat Siri-Angkul       Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University
  3. Mr. Thanakit Pongpitakmetha  Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University
  4. Mr. Boonyakiat Thammasate   Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University
  5. Mr. Win Kulvichit                     Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

 

 

 

Twelve applicants from 5 institutes were nominated for Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program in 2016. Only 5 successful applicants meet the criteria of Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program. The Selection Committee selected the scholarship recipients and presented to the Board of Trustee which HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is a President. The final decision had been made on 31st October 2016.

Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program has been established on 20th November 2008 according to the 2nd/2008 consensus of the Prince Mahidol Award Foundation Committee. The program aims to inspire and facilitate Thai youths studied in the health fields to pursue their dedicated life for the benefit of mankind following the footsteps of HRH Prince Mahidol of Songkla.

The steering committee, the working committee, and the selection committee are responsible to select the applicants who meet the criteria of the program, and present their names to the Board of Trustee which HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is a President, for a final decision.

The successful applicants will obtain a scholarship for research study, professional training or community development abroad or in the country with full support for 12-month overseas placement. The period of overseas placement of the scholarship recipients will be considered as a part of their three-year working period for the government of Thailand.

 


Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program Scholar 2016

 

Mr. Chanodom Piankusol

Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University

 

            Mr.Chanodom Piankusol is a sixth year medical student at the Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University. He is interested in the field of pre-hospital resuscitation focusing on the implementation of Public Basic Life Support (BLS) to improve outcomes of patients with Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) in Thailand. The OHCA is one of the most common causes of death in Thailand. In order to increase the poor survival rate of OHCA in Thailand, efficient and proper bystander BLS including Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are needed. Promoting public awareness and education concerning the BLS training may increase the percentage of bystander CPR in Thailand. The public education should be included in the school curriculum, and the general population-community training programs. Currently, Thailand has no BLS training or education in schools. Other concerning issues are the shortages of AEDs, adequate registry, financial support, CPR research, and governmental public policy reinforcement. He intends to study and analyze a pre-hospital resuscitation system focusing on BLS schooling curriculum and public education, public AEDs, Emergency Medical Services, governmental public policy/Law, organizations responsible for the system, CPR registry, and monetary support. Additionally, he determines to create and develop the most suitable Thai Basic Life Support training.

Mr.Chanodom Piankusol has received many honors and awards as followings:

2016

  • Outstanding Chiang Mai University student Award.
  • Chiang Mai University alumni Scholarship as a visiting Student at Columbia University, New York, USA.

2015

  • President of Student Association, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University.
  • Volunteer as a Basic Life Support instructor at Chiang Mai University.

2014

  • Outstanding Academic Achievement Award of fourth-year class.
  • Oral Presentation: “Cheering and the Ultimate aim of Education”, AMEE 2014 at Milan, Italy.
  • Chiang Mai University alumni scholarship as a visiting Student at National University of Singapore.
  • Screening COPD using Peak flow meter Project amongst villagers at Mae Tar District, Lumphun Province.
  • Volunteer and Community Service Project at Mae Tar District, Lumphun Province.

2013

  • First runner up International award for Oral Presentation “Ride It Green” at the 11th IFMSA Asia Pacific.Regional Meeting, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  • Representative of Asian medical students to give a speech for the China Medical Board at 100th Anniversary Celebration of China Medical Board in Bangkok.

2012

  • - President of Cheer club, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University 2012 – 2013.
  • Editor-in-chief of “The Quota Survival” book for High school students.

2011

  • Class President, MD Class of 2017, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award of first-year class.
  • President of “The Childhood Perfection”, group of volunteers at Mae Rim district, Chiang Mai.

 


Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program Scholar 2016

 

 

Mr. Natthaphat Siri-Angkul

Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University

 

            Mr. Natthaphat Siri-Angkul is a sixth-year medical student at the Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University. He is interested in iron-overload cardiomyopathy, which is the leading cause of mortality among patients with thalassemia. Thalassemia is the most common monogenic disorder; nevertheless, current researches concerning its complications are still insufficient and effective treatments are still lacking. These limitations necessitate further studies of alterations in intracellular calcium signaling, utilizing molecular biological techniques at the levels of subcellular microdomains, to elucidate the pathophysiologic mechanisms of iron-overload cardiomyopathy. These insights will lead to extensive clinical applications for the benefit of thalassemia patients worldwide.

Mr. Natthaphat Siri-Angkul has received many honors and awards as follows:

 

2015

  • Outstanding Manner Award for Medical Students, Medical Council of Thailand.

2014

  • Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University.
  • 8th Prize in the Inter-Medical School Physiology Quiz (IMSPQ), University of Malaya, Malaysia.

2013

  • Conducted research at the Cardiac Electrophysiology Research and Training Center (CERT):
  • Heart Rate Variability as an Alternative Indicator for Identifying Cardiac Iron Status in Non-Transfusion Dependent Thalassemia Patients (PloS one. 2015;10(6):e0130837.).
  • Vildagliptin and Caloric Restriction for Cardioprotection in Pre-diabetic Rats (J Endocrinol. Published online before print. Nov 14, 2016. doi: 10.1530/JOE-16-0406).

2011 - 2015

  • Excellent Annual Academic Performance Awards, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University.

2011

  • Academic Excellence Award for First-year Students in Medicine, Professor Dr.Tab Nilanidhi Foundation.

2009

  • Gold medal, the 7th Thailand Biology Olympiad (TBO).

2008 - 2010

  • Member of the Gifted Math Program, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University.

2005 - 2007

  • Member of the Genius in Science and Mathematics Program, Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST).

 


 

Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program Scholar 2016

Mr. Thanakit Pongpitakmetha

Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

 

            Mr. Thanakit Pongpitakmetha is a sixth year medical student at the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University. His goal is to improve management and quality of life in stroke (cerebrovascular disease) patients especially in screening and diagnosis of poststroke dementia by cognitive assessment tools. Cerebrovascular disease is one of the leading causes of mortality, long-term extensive morbidity, and disability adjusted life years lost in the world and Thailand. Unfortunately aging society including Thailand significantly worsens burden of stoke and its consequence. Almost all of stroke victims present with weakness or immobility; however, some of victims developed impairment of cognitive function or dementia after the onset of stroke leading them to be a long-term burden to themselves, their families, and public health system. According to World Stroke Day Proclamation 2015, World Stroke Organization raised the public awareness about an importance of vascular component involving all major dementias which can be potentially treatable. Screening or early diagnosis play an important role in early treatment in this population leading to optimized their conditions. Hopefully the research in cognitive assessment tools for diagnosis of post stroke dementia.

Mr. Thanakit Pongpitakmetha has received many honors and awards as follows:

2016

  • Exchange student at Weill-Cornell University, New York, United states of America.
  • Honor of activist in academic year 2015, Chulalongkorn University.

2015

  • President, The Student Union of Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University. The outstanding activities included AnandaMahidol day, MDCU for Nepal project, Next station…MDCU project, Acitve aging by MDCU and Six volunteer projects devoted to sixitieth birthday anniversary of Her Royal Highness Princess MahaChakriSirindhorn.
  • Committee, The Student Government of Chulalongkorn University (SGCU).
  • Vice president, The Student Engagement Committee, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University.
  • Outstanding youth award in love and take care project of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Charki Sirindhoorn generation 7/2015.
  • Honor for outstanding student (“NisitDee SriChula” in Chulalongkorn University in academic year 2015.
  • 1st Rank of the course, Evidence Based Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University in academic year 2015.
  • Poster presentation “Student Engagement in Curriculum Planning: the Mixed Methods Evaluation” at 17th Ottawa Conference and the ANZAHPE 2016 Conference, Perth, Australia.

2014

  • Vice president, MDCU Teaching Camp by coordination between tranquility club and Matthayom Waritchaphum School, Sakon Nakhon.

2013

  • President, Student disciplines and student relation club.
  • Honor of activist in academic year 2013, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University.

 


Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program Scholar 2016

 

Mr. Boonyakiat Thammasate

Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

 

Mr. Boonyakiat Thammasate is a sixth year medical student at the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University. He is interested in the field of Molecular genetics to study the pathogenesis of preeclampsia, one of the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, and search for new biomarkers. Until now, preeclampsia is a common complication in pregnancy especially in pregnant who is previously healthy and cause of preeclampsia remains unclear, so it is very challenge to predict who will be suffered from preeclampsia.  Using molecular genetic technology to apply in preeclampsia will provide another aspect to study the pathogenesis and biomarkers. Therefore, his project is to compare the micro RNA (miRNA) from preeclampsia pregnant’s blood samples with healthy pregnant to identify which micro RNA plays an important role in preeclampsia. Furthermore, the micro RNA may be served as novel biomarkers to predict which pregnancy will develop the disease that will lead to early detect and improve time-to-receive treatment to prevent complication of preeclampsia and improve qualities of life for children born from preeclampsia mothers.

            Mr. Boonyakiat Thammasate has received many honors and awards as followings:

 

2016

  • Poster Presentation: “The decreased expression of miR-10a in mesangial cells treated with anti-dsDNA antibodies and in Lupus Nephritis kidney tissues”, International Congress of Immunology 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.

2015

  • Conducted a research on “The decreased expression of miR-10a in mesangial cells treated with anti-dsDNA antibodies and in Lupus Nephritis kidney tissues” with Prof. Nattiya Hirankarn, M.D., Ph.D. Division of Immunology, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University.

2013

  • IFMSA Medical Student Exchange Program (Research Exchange), Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.

2011

  • Asian Medical Students Exchange Program (AMSEP) , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2010

  • Pink Diamond project. Selected to receive long-term scholarship and research funds from Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University.
  • Silver Medal, 43rd International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO), Ankara, Turkey.
  • Awards of Excellence (full score) in Australian National Chemistry Quiz 2010.

 


 

Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program Scholar 2016

 

Mr. Win Kulvichit

Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

 

            Mr. Win Kulvichit is a sixth year medical student at the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University. His proposed research title is “Novel biomarkers in urinary exosomes for prediction of renal recovery in acute kidney injury”. Acute kidney injury is prevalent worldwide and commonly encountered in patients with critical illnesses. Moreover, acute kidney injury is strongly associated with serious complications, for example, refractory fluid overload, severe electrolyte imbalance, uremia and chronic kidney disease which in turn will greatly decrease the patients’ quality of life. Prediction of renal recovery could stratify each patient’s risk and guide appropriate treatment for individual patient. However, predicting renal recovery is not an easy task due to the complexity of the disease. Therefore, combining molecular biology approach with systems biology approach might be the key to successful exploration of novel biomarkers for renal recovery prediction. This study mainly focuses on discovery of biomarkers from urinary exosomes. Exosomes are nanosized vesicles produced and secreted from every cell for intercellular communication. The success of this project will be a step forward to personalized care for patients with acute kidney injury in the future.

            Mr. Win Kulvichit has received many honors and awards as follows:

 

2016

  • Clinical exchange student at Cornell University, New York, United States of America.

2015

  • ASPIRE for Excellence Award (Student Engagement Area): Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) 2015.
  • Vice President, the Student Union of the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University.
  • Poster presentation: “Student Engagement in Curriculum Planning: the Mixed Methods Evaluation”, 17th Ottawa Conference and the ANZAHPE 2016 Conference, Perth, Australia.

2014

  • Poster presentations: “Development of the Web-based Formative Test: the Assessment of Students, by Students, for Students”; “Does Multimedia Learning Theory Apply to Medical Students?”; “The Impact of iPads on the Pre-clinical Students’ Lifestyle”; and “Learning in the 21st Century: Identifying the Gap between the Expectation and the Reality” AMEE 2014 Conference, Milan, Italy.

2013

  • Head of Academic Affairs, the Student Union of the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University.
  • Head of MDCU Biology & Medical Science Quiz: King Ananda Mahidol Day 2013.
  • President of SCORA (Standing Comittees of Reproductive Health including HIV/AIDS), IFMSA Thailand.
  • Teaching staff at MDCU Teaching Camp 2013, Mattayom Wanon Niwat School, Sakon Nakhon, Thailand.

 


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