On Octorber 20, the United States Mission to Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) announced Dr. Nguyen Thi Hiep as the winner of the third annual ASEAN-U.S.
Science Prize for Women, sponsored by ASEAN, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and UL. Dr. Hiep received $20,000 for her exceptional research on using at-home healthcare solutions to reduce pressure placed upon urban healthcare systems. She was honored at an Award Ceremony in the presence of ASEAN Science and Technology Ministers and Senior Officials in Nay Pyi Taw, Burma.
Dr. Hiep, a leading researcher and lecturer in Biomedical Engineering at the International University-Vietnam, National University-Ho Chi Minh City said: “My work focuses on biomaterials such as bio-glue and needle-less suturing kits for wound healing that can be easily used to provide more effective first aid.”
|Dr. Nguyen Thi Hiep at the Awarding.
The 2017 ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women supports promising early-career women scientists in the ASEAN region and encourages collaboration between ASEAN Member States and the United States around sustainable solutions for urban centers across Southeast Asia.
The ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women is one of the many U.S. initiatives in support of ASEAN and its ten Member States. PS News