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Usa Thisyakorn

Executive Director, Tropical Medicine Clusters
Chulalongkorn University
Professor Usa Thisyakorn is presently a Professor of Pediatrics and an Executive Director of Tropical Medicine Clusters at Chulalongkorn University as well as Standing Committee of International Pediatric Association.  In 1989, she received a Rockefeller grant for dengue research at the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and Scientific Awards in 1994 from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, U.S.A. In 2000, as Chair of the Medical Committee on the Save a Child's life from AIDS project, the project was selected as one of the UNAIDS best practice. This project has contributed significantly to the recognition of Thailand by the World Health Organization as the first country in Asia to successfully eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV in 2015.  Professor Thisyakorn has served as an editorial board of several medical journals and has contributed over 150 indexed publications to date.  She was awarded an Outstanding Asian Pediatrician in 2007.