Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station | [Thai Fogarty ITREOH Center] Photo of a Wat in Ayutthaya, Thailand (Courtesy of Dr. David Rich).

About the Grant

The Thai Fogarty ITREOH Center (Grant Number: 1 D43 TW007849 Fogarty International Center - National Institutes of Health) will provide training and research opportunities in a partnership between Chulalongkorn University in Thailand and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) in the United States. Other collaborating institutions include the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS), Wake Forest University School of Medicine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the Thai-US Fulbright Foundation. MORE »


Graduation Day

Congratulations to our 2011 Fogarty ITREOH Scholars. The Chulalongkorn Graduation ceremony was held on July 8, 2011 (2554) and presided over by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

Below is a picture with some of our 2011 graduates.

Photo: 2011 graduates.

July Workshop

We were honored to have Dr. Arthur Frank (Drexel University) and Dr. Jane Hoppin NIH-National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences as our two featured speakers. Attached is the program from the workshop. Below are photos from our workshop that focused on Workshop on Environmental and Occupational Diseases Related to Agriculture.

Photo: confernece attendees.

Our group photo of attendees.

Photo: Dr. Wattasit Siriwong, Assistant Dean and Workshop Chairman opening the program.

Dr. Wattasit Siriwong, Assistant Dean and Workshop Chairman opening the program.

Field Trip and Service Learning Course

Dr. Robson and the workshop attendees visited a primary school in Rangsit, about 50 KM from Bangkok. The school is focused on integrating agriculture and sustainability into the curriculum for the students Grades K to 8. Rutgers will host a service learning course at the school in July 2012. Here Dr. Robson and other members of the workshop team meet with the 7th and 8th grade students to discuss their program in food production.

Photo: Field tip.

Lao PDR Conference

Collaboration with Lao PDR in the Conference on Greater Mekong Sub-Regional Countries "Global Preventive Public Health Challenges" CPHS faculty and staff, lead by Dean Surasak, attended a three day conference in Vientiane, Lao PDR. Our CPHS students had 16 presentations at the conference. Click on the link below to see the posters from Mr. Phiman Thirarattanasunthon and Ms. Juthasiri Rohitrattana.

Photo: LAO Conference.


[The College of Public Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University]

[National Center of Excellence for Environmental and Hazardous Waste Management]

[Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station]

[UMDNJ School of Public Health]