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3/23/2018 9:28:08 AM

Vietnamese woman scientist wins 2018 L’Oreal – UNESCO award

VNF - Dr. Nguyen Thi Hiep, together with 14 other women scientists have been recognized for scientific excellence under the 2018 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program.

They are among 15 young women scientists selected from 275 national and regional fellows of the 2018 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program.

Dr. Nguyen Thi Hiep

Dr. Nguyen Hiep of the International University—Vietnam National University was also acknowledged as an International Rising Talent for her work on a 21st century first-aid kit. Her most recent project involves the development of a smart gel that accelerates tissue regeneration and can be used as a carrier for silver and curcumin nanoparticles for specific applications.

To promote gender equality, UNESCO and the L’Oreal Foundation have, for the past 20 years, shone a spotlight on the research endeavors and achievements of women scientists, raising their profile in the international scientist community. It has honored 102 laureates to date, with three of these laureates going on to receive Nobel Prizes for Science.

Dr. Nguyen Thi Hiep (center, top row) at the award ceremony

In addition to an awards ceremony celebrating these outstanding women scientists, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program has launched an international communications campaign in seven international airports (Paris, New York, Beijing, London, Dubai, Sao Paulo and Johannesburg) and on the streets of Paris to raise public awareness of their achievements./.

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