Mahidol University President
Prof. Rajata Rajatanavin and Dean of Faculty of Public Health
Assoc. Prof. Pittaya Charupoonpol were presented with a National Hospital Administrator Award and a National Preventive Medicine Practitioner Award for 2011 respectively.
The two educators were among those recognized for their achievements at the 2012 annual conference held as a tribute to His Royal Father, HRH Prince Mahidol of Songkla, Father of Modern Medicine in Thailand.
Prof. Dr. Kasem Wattanachai presided over the opening ceremony of the conference on March 8, 2012 at the meeting hall of Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in Nonthaburi.
Prof. Rajata was honored in the category of specialized hospital administrator, and Assoc. Prof. Pittaya in that of public health.
The awards are given by the conference’ co-organizers Hospital Administrators’ Association of Thailand and Preventive Medicine Association of Thailand as morale support for hospital administrators, and practitioners of medicine and public health in recognition of those whose work stand out in accordance with the criteria.
Prof. Rajata graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree from Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol Univerisity. His further professional education includes Diplomate of Thai Board of Internal Medicine from Medical Council of Thailand and Mahidol University, Diploma in Endocrinology and Metabolism from the Royal College of Physicians of Thailand, Certificate of Fellowship Training in Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Massachusetts Medical School, U.S., and Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology.
He was a former dean of Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital. His administration policy at the hospital attached great importance to people’s health, stressing the application of research-based knowledge, staff participation and its role in pushing for public health policies to improve the country’s health system.
With Prof. Rajata as director, Ramathibodi was actively involved in health promotion campaigns and research projects addressing varied subjects of health concern including road accidents, measures to prevent deaths from accidents in pre-school children, adolescence, reduction of family violence, and prevention of child and woman abuse.
Date : February 22, 2012