Visit of Vietnamese Students in Busan Korea

2018 Antiplatelet Research Training in Busan, Korea for Trần Ngọc Bảo Trân and Nguyễn Quỳnh Giang

The first day, Thursday March 1, when Trần Ngọc Bảo Trân and her dad, Dr Trần Thanh Nhân, Nguyễn Quỳnh Giang and her mom, Nguyễn Dông Cung Quỳnh arrived, it was the National Holiday of Korea so it was time for sightseeing and enjoy life in Korea. In the US, these activities are for further bonding between dad and daughter or mom and daughter.

It is time to sample the cuisine of Busan, which has many Japanese influence on its way of cooking and eating habit. From Busan, on a clear day, you can see Japan in the far horizon.

Trying the subway, a very convenient and cheap public transportation system in Busan

On Friday March 2nd, Nguyễn Quỳnh Giang, Trần Ngọc Bảo Trân and her dad, Dr Trần Thanh Nhân came to Dong A University hospital for their first experience with research on Antiplatelet therapy

Nguyễn Quỳnh Giang and Trần Ngọc Bảo Trân at the Cardiovascular Center of Dong A University Medical Center

Trần Ngọc Bảo Trân and Nguyễn Quỳnh Giang at the Laboratory Department of the Dong A University Medical Center

Trần Ngọc Bảo Trân and Nguyễn Quỳnh Giang at the laboratory for antiplatelet testings

At first, Trần Ngọc Bảo Trân and Nguyễn Quỳnh Giang listened to the talk of Prof Jin Yeong Han about platelet function testings.

Trần Ngọc Bảo Trân and Nguyễn Quỳnh Giang learned how to do the antiplatelet testing with Ms Mi-Ri Kang, a lab technician

Trần Ngọc Bảo Trân and Nguyễn Quỳnh Giang learned how to do the antiplatelet testings

Professor Moo-Hyun Kim, Chief of the Cardiology Department Professor of Medicine, gave the talk to Trần Ngọc Bảo Trân and Nguyễn Quỳnh Giang on clinical trials of antiplatelet therapy and testings

Farewell Dinner Trần Ngọc Bảo Trân and her dad, Dr Trần Thanh Nhân, Nguyễn Quỳnh Giang and her mom, Nguyễn Dông Cung Quỳnh enjoyed the Korean barbecue beef dinner hosted by Prof Moo-Hyun Kim for the 2 young Vietnamese students and 2 research fellows from China, Li Jiaxin, Song Kai. Anthony Nguyen, the coordinator of the program was in the right side of Prof Kim.

So as in the US, a research trip to Korea is not just to do the works in the laboratories. It is a discovery of a new country, a new culture and more than these, it is a new view about life, love and career. It is time to further the bond with parents, to make new friends and to enjoy the challenges and excitement that science can bring. It is the experience with happiness in life, in work and in the challenges of an exciting career. Thanks Dr Nhan for all of these pictures.