Thanh-Nga’s work with VietnamVAC is mentioned in an article, “Inspiring Service: HMS Physician Honored for Service to Vietnamese Children”, in the Harvard Medical School newsletter.
[Thanh-Nga] and her team members find continued sources of inspiration and personal satisfaction in the hundreds of children that they have successfully treated over the years.
“We love the children. And we have learned so much in the past five years. The ability to learn from each other, to exchange ideas, to set up a clinic from scratch and see it blooming, to be able to help jump start research and educational programs in dermatology in Vietnam, to give back, to help children who would go otherwise go through life with disfiguring birthmarks is tremendously rewarding”.
Dermatology World, the official magazine of the American Academy of Dermatology Association, recognized Thanh-Nga for her work with Vietnam VAC.
For Vietnam-born Massachusetts General Hospital dermatologist Thanh-Nga Trinh Tran, MD, PhD, bringing modern methods for treating vascular anomalies to her native country is a deep, driving motivation. Since beginning work to modernize the treatment of hemangiomas and port wine stains in children, Dr. Tran has helped improve both education and patient outcomes for many of the country’s poorest residents.
Link to the full article by John Carruthers, assistant editor, on May 1, 2013.
Thanh-Nga Tran has been selected to receive the Harvard Medical School 2013 Dean’s Community Service Faculty Award for her work with VietnamVAC.
The award recognizes individuals whose dedication and commitment to community service have made a positive impact on the local and/or global community.
Recipients of the award are nominated. Selection for the award is made by an advisory committee composed of representatives of Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
Awards will be presented at the Dean’s Community Service Award Recognition Breakfast on June 11, 2013 at the Harvard Medical School campus.
Massachusetts General Hospital newsletter has a report (on page 2) on Vietnam VAC’s benefit concert on December 1, 2012.
Our very own Rox Anderson was selected for a Member Making a Difference award by the American Academy of Dermatology. Here is the excerpt from Dermatology World magazine.
2011 article (page 2) on the Vietnam VAC’s Second Annual Benefit Concert
Read about our own Dr. Phung and her work with the VAC.