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First Vietnamese scientist wins Noam Chomsky awards
  • | | December 09, 2020 01:28 PM
Associate. Prof. Tran Xuan Bach from Hanoi Medical University has become the first Vietnamese person to be presented with the Noam Chomsky Global Connections Award.

The Noam Chomsky awards ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Society of Transnational Academic Researchers (STAR Scholars Network) in the US on Tuesday evening.


Associate. Prof. Tran Xuan Bach.

This year, the Noam Chomsky Global Connections Awards presented one prize for the North Star Medal of Lifetime Achievement category, two for Shining Star Achievement in Research Achievement and one for Rising Star Emerging Scholar Certificate.

Tran Xuan Bach, 36, Vice Head of Department of Health Economics at Hanoi Medical University was among two people winning Shining Star Achievement in Research Achievement Award category of the Noam Chomsky Global Connections Awards this year.

His research interests include the application of epidemiological-economic models to explore the determinants of infectious disease outbreaks, assess nations’ vulnerability and identify cost-effective system and human behavioural responses.

Bach has extensive experience in research, surveillance and evaluation of global health threats in Asia and the Pacific. He is the winner of numerous international and domestic research awards, including the Hopkins Centre for AIDS Research’s International Research Award and the Dang Van Ngu Award.

He has published over 300 papers in highly regarded international journals, including The Lancet, Bulletin of the World Health Organisation and AIDS and Behaviour.

He earned his PhD at Canada’s Alberta University in 2011 and was also presented with the Early Career Award by the university in 2017.

In 2019, Johns Hopkins University officially appointed him as its professor.

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