Two studies receive Bao Son Prize 2012

Mr. Nguyen Truong Son and Assoc.Prof.Dr Nguyen Kim Son award the authors of Vietnam Annual Economic Report series
On 3 April 2013, the VNU University of Economics and Business has collaborated with Bao Son Group to organize the awarding ceremony of Bao Son Prize 2012, which went to two research studies and USD30,000 for each.

Attending to the ceremony were many representatives of ministries, governmental institutions, agencies and research institutes.
There were also Assoc.Prof.Dr Nguyen Kim Son - VNU Vice President, Mr. Nguyen Truong Son - Bao Son Group President, Dr. Vu Anh Dzung - UEB Vice Rector; members Bao Son Prize 2012 Judges’ Council; together with many representatives from the university and the group.
After two assessment rounds, two USD30,000-winning studies were the series of Vietnam annual economic reports of 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and the study on the development of stem cells to treat a number of heart diseases, blood-forming organs and human optic organ cases. The first study was of sustainable development, implemented by a research team of UEB’s Vietnam Center for Economics and Policy Research under the chief authorship of Dr. Nguyen Duc Thanh. The second one was of medical fields by the authors of Hanoi Medical University, led by Dr. Do Doan Loi as the team leader.

Mr. Nguyen Truong Son - Bao Son Group President cum President of Bao Son Foundation

Dr. Vu Anh Dzung - UEB Vice Rector, representing the standing body of the prize

Mr. Nguyen Truong Son expresses his gratitude to the scientist for their important contribution in the assessment of the studies participating Bao Son Prize 2012

The series of Vietnam Annual Economic Reports summarized the achievements and difficulties, opportunities and challenges of Vietnam’s economy from 2009 to 2012 as well as analyzed several major economic issues. The reports series have been useful references for the policy makers in the making of macro-economic policies for sustainable development of Vietnam’s economy. The studies provided objective review of the status and core issues of the economy of the country, contributing an independent voice from a research institute of a university.
According to the Judges’ Council  of the prize, the series of Vietnam Annual Economic Reports in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 have met the criteria of the prize and received high appreciation from scientists. This is a serious research work in terms of data preparation and content, which have been widely used and received the attention of many agencies, organizations and economics researchers because of its breakthroughs in science and high applicability. This product of science was sent to the State’s research institutions, policy makers advisory body for application.
The study on the applications of stem cells has successfully developed a technology process of identification, classification, long-term implantation and storage of stem cells from bone marrow, cord blood and umbilial vascular endothelial.  The study also suggested processes of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for indicated patients; autologous stem cell transplant techniques in treating cases of post-myocardial infarction with coronary intervention, and cases with malignant blood diseases (MM and NHL); process of corneal epithelial sheet grafts for the treatment of corneal surface damage due to burns; and successfully developed standard procedures for the storage of stem cells from different sources (bone marrow, cord blood, umbilical vascular endothelial ).

Dr. Nguyen Duc Thanh and Assoc.Prof.Dr Do Doan Loi (represented winning studies) express their gratitude to the individuals and organizations whose contribution brought the success of the research studies

About the Bao Son Prize:
The Bao Son Prize was established by Bao Son Group and commissioned the VNU University of Economics and Business to be standing body of the prize.
In 2011, the Bao Son Prize was first awarded to the project “Investigating, Assessing, Statistics, and Planning Internationally and Nationally Significant Preservation Areas of Underwater Land” by a research team of Vietnam National University, Hanoi led by Prof.Dr. Mai Trong Nhuan - President. The total value of 2011’s prize was USD20,000. It was the first time a national criteria system of underwater land assessment of Vietnamese was established, instead of international criteria or the criteria by other countries.
The Bao Son Prize for 2013 is expected to be launched in May 2013. The organizers are awarding the prize for outstanding studies in 5 fields with USD40,000 for each, namely Training and Education; Hungary and Poverty Reduction; Sustainable Development; Medical; and Literature - Art.
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