The Faculty of Medicine at Khon Kaen University has established itself as a center for world-class research and tertiary patient care. The mission of the Faculty is to engage in innovative research activities for well-balanced and long-lasting development of the people of Northeast Thailand. We are proud to work for the benefit of the Isaan people. At present, the Faculty has four Research Centers of Excellence and 23 Research Groups which are very active in undertaking research focusing on the diseases prevalent in Northeast Thailand. One of the Faculty’s missions is to instigate research activities for important diseases in the region affecting local communities.