My name is Yen Hai Doan. I come from Vietnam.
Before I came here, I worked at the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology which serves for maintaining a better public health state in my country, particularly with respect to various infectious diseases. The occupation I was engaged in before I came here required a high level of working knowledge in infectious diseases particularly prevalent in tropical, developing countries including Vietnam. This is why I entered the Master of Tropical Medicine course. A lot of advanced facilities were given to the students during this course. The lectures in the class as well as case reported in the hospital by the professors, doctors and invited speakers were really helpful to widen our knowledge in tropical infectious diseases and the related disciplines. From acquired knowledge and skills in master course, I came to believe it a right decision to get a higher and more advanced level of education in the PhD course in this school under the supervision of Professor Nakagomi. After graduated, I worked at Nagasaki University, School of Medicine as a tenure-track assistant professor. Currently, I work as a researcher at the National Institute of Infectious Disease in Japan. Here, I am involved into research activities of gastroenteritis disease in children. The skills I cultivated research practices and knowledge from MTM course are extremely helpful. This positive experience in my research career from MTM and PhD courses at Nagasaki University inspired me to seek a heightened level of involvement in new directions.