Minnesota - Thailand Interest Group
This group is comprised of representatives from universities and organizations engaged with or interested in engaging as partners between Minnesota and Thailand. Coming from the University of Minnesota and partner universities and organizations in Thailand, members volunteer as faculty, staff or students interested in furthering collaborative efforts and activity. This partnership group guides the work of the Thailand Hub and related global health engagement between the University of Minnesota and Thailand.
Goals of this group include:
- To advise on global health programs, investments, affiliations, and opportunities that complement a One Health* or interdisciplinary commitment focused in Thailand with a potential for reach to broader Southeast Asia.
- To champion partnerships and commitments in creating a portfolio of health-related research, learning, and engagement in Thailand, across disciplines.
- To act as a voice within members' units and across the U of M for global health initiatives in Thailand.
- To share in the development of support systems for global health research, learning, and engagement in Thailand that complement and add efficiency to college, school, and unit functions.
* One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines — working locally, nationally, and globally — to attain optimal health for people, animals and the environment.
Co-chair (MN-based): Karin Hamilton
Co-chair (MN-based): Tasma Harindhanavudhi
Co-chair (Thailand-based): Ong-Orn (Aim) Prasarnphanich, Regional Technical Officer - Southeast Asia, One Health Workforce Project
Co-chair (Thailand-based): Katie Anderson
Brett Hendel Paterson
Chris Dillon, Financial Deputy Director, USAID OHW Project, College of Veterinary Medicine, UMN
Darin Ruanpeng, MD - Internal Medicine Resident, UMN
Fernando Sampedro Parra
Kachen Wongsathapornchai, Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP), Bangkok
Kate Brekke, Coordinating Centers for Biometric Research (CCBR), UMN
Linda Zenner, CCBR, UMN
Molly Portz, Chief of Staff, Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, UMN
Nitipong Homwong, student, College of Veterinary Medicine, UMN
Parkpoom Phatharacharukul, MD - Internal Medicine Resident, UMN
Peter Black, ECTAD, FAO, RAP, Bangkok
Thoetchai (Bee) Peeraphatdit, MD, Chief Resident in Quality and Patient Safety, Department of Medicine, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, UMN
Wantanee Kalpravidh, DVM, PhD, - ECTAD, FAO, RAP, Bangkok
Andrea Hickle, Director of Operations, UMN CGHSR