Hanh Huynh, University of British Columbia

Instructor Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Vancouver, British Columbia hhuynh@interchange.ubc.ca Office: (604) 822-7351

Bio/Research

Born and raised in Saigon, Vietnam, Dr. Huynh came to Canada in 1980 as a political refugee. After working for 2 years in Trail at Cominco, he started his first year of Sciences at Selkirk College. In 1994 he graduated from UBC with an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Experimental Path...

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Bio/Research

Born and raised in Saigon, Vietnam, Dr. Huynh came to Canada in 1980 as a political refugee. After working for 2 years in Trail at Cominco, he started his first year of Sciences at Selkirk College. In 1994 he graduated from UBC with an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Experimental Pathology.

After completing a one-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Rockefeller University in New York, he was promoted to Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at Nebraska Medical University. In 1996 he moved back to Vietnam to be with his wife who was not allowed to leave the country, as she was one of the only two female Urologists in southern Vietnam. For the next 6 years, Dr. Huynh worked for a British humanitarian organization trying to prevent exploitation of street children and for a French pharmaceutical company, Les Laboratoires Servier, as Training Manager. During the 5 year tenure with Servier, Dr. Huynh used small group teaching (called “Coaching” – similar to Problem Based Learning {PBL} tutoring) to train medical representatives and junior colleagues in the company.

In 2002, he returned to Canada with his wife Lien Vo and their two children and assisted UBC with its M.D. Undergraduate Program, tutoring PBL to medical & dental students and assisting Faculty Development with training of new PBL tutors for the program. In 2004, Dr. Huynh was appointed Director, Foundations of Medicine, Northern Medical Program (NMP) at the University of Northern British Columbia, BC, Canada. In addition to the administrative duties, Dr. Huynh continued to train new PBL tutors for the NMP until the summer of 2007 when he resigned this post to move back to Vancouver. Since rejoining the Vancouver Fraser Medical Program, Faculty of Medicine, UBC, as an Instructor, Dr. Huynh continues with his PBL tutoring and training new PBL tutors for the Medical Undergraduate Program.



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