Announcement of 2 post-doctoral fellows in V-CAPS

July 6, 2017

After a careful selection process, 4 professors from the University of Sydney agreed to offer post-doctoral fellowships to two following candidates:

  1. . Assoc. Prof.  Vu Van Giap

Dr. Giap graduated general practitioner in 2001 and continued to be a resident doctor and received a master's degree from Hanoi Medical University. He also studied chest resident doctor in Nancy Medical Centre of University Hospital, France. In 2013, Dr. Giap gained PhD degree from Hanoi Medical University. From 2006 until now, Dr. Giap has been working as a chest physician at Respiratory Center of Bach Mai Hospital.


Dr. Giap is currently the General Secretary of Vietnam Respiratory Society who has rich experiences in COPD and asthma. Dr. Giap is also a senior lecturer of Hanoi Medical University.


In the VCAPS study, Dr. Giap will focus on COPD/asthma sub-studies under the supervision of Prof. Guy Marks.

  2.    Dr. Do Thi Thanh Toan


Dr. Do Thi Thanh Toan graduated general medicine from Hanoi Medical University, and got master degree of International Health at University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She obtained PhD degree of Humanity and Health Science from International Center for Integrated assessment and Sustainable development, Maastricht University, the Netherlands.


Currently, Dr. Toan is the Head of the Biostatistics and Medical Informatics Department, Institute of Training for Preventive Medicine and Public Health in Hanoi Medical University. She has strong experience in conducting research when taking various consultancy jobs on health care in Vietnam. 


Dr. Toan joined in VCAPS team as a postdoctoral fellow doing research on smoking cessation under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Greg Fox.

These two candidates are selected based on their outstanding research capabilities, and achievements in their field of study.


These postdoctoral fellowship belongs to the capacity development component of VCAPS study. The two fellows will work with the PI and CI from Australia (University of Sydney) and Viet Nam (National Lung Hospital, Bach Mai Hospital and others partners) and the V-CAPS team in Vietnam. They will contribute to all components of the study, while managing their own sub-study within the framework of the VCAPS which aimed to identify the problems and develop recommendations to reduce the burden of chronic lung diseases in Vietnam.

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