KKU joins Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine in development of research to upgrade Thais’ health

Khon Kaen University signed an MOU with Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine to develop research work and researchers, exchange of knowledge among personnel and sharing of research database at Sarasin Room, Sirikunakorn Building, Khon Kaen University 

          September 26, 2019 at Sarasin Room, Sirikunakorn Building – Khon Kaen University joins Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine signed an MOU together to develop research work and researchers, exchange of knowledge among personnel and sharing of research database. Representing the two organizations in the ceremony were Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, Advisor to Acting President of Khon Kaen University, Doctor Marut Jirasetsiri, Director of Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine. Among those attending as witnesses were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Paiboon Daosodsai, Dean of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Assoc. Prof. Narong Khanteekaew, M.D., Director of Cholangiocarcinoma Research Institute and many administrators of Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine.
          The MOU is aimed at building collaboration in research among Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Cholangiocarcinoma Research Institute (CARI); Academic Clinical Research Office (ACRO) of Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University; and Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine. The work to be carried out include preclinical and clinical studies, development of research proposals, data management, knowledge management, development of research personnel, building of a research network, and connection of Thai traditional and alternative medicine research databases.
          Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, Advisor to Acting President of Khon Kaen University revealed that the signing of MOU is in fact the extension of the past collaboration that resulted in many interesting research studies such as the study of effectiveness and safety of Thai medicine for treatment of immunity disorder from Wat Pho’s stone inscriptions, the study of safety and effectiveness of certain postnatal medicine for breastfeeding women. These studies are used to support pharmaceutical work in addition to the national principle drug list and to support further clinical research studies that will lead to development of medicine and products for treatment of various diseases.
         “The collaboration led to continuous agreement and hence development of research work from the origin, middle, and end of the path, building of Thai traditional and alternative medical researchers, exchange of knowledge and information, and the sharing of research database. The outcomes will lead to confidence, acceptance at the worldwide level and the use of research studies as references in the health service system in the future.” 

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