Inaugural Annual NIH Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Health Research Conference
Event Date:Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 9:00am to Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 4:30pm
Event Location:Virtual Event
- Dr. Victor Dzau, President, National Academy of Medicine
- Dr. Howard Koh, Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Event Host(s):NIH Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health Scientific Interest Group (NIH AAPI-HSIG)
A month-long annual observance in May, Asian American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month is to recognize the history and to celebrate the achievements and contributions of AANHPIs to our nation.
NIH has established the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health Scientific Interest Group (NIH AAPI-HSIG) in April 2021, which has now renamed as "AANHPI-HSIG" in line with recently reinstated and reinvigorated White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI). NIH AANHPI-HSIG's mission is to advance NIH's mission in improving the research and enhancing the health and well-being for AA and NHPI populations. It serves as an NIH high-quality trusted resource for advancing research and education. It also provides a scientific exchange and collaboration platform for assemblies of scientists and staff at the NIH, HHS, extramural academia, and/or other federal and non-federal entities (https://oir.nih.gov).
The NIH AANHPI-HSIG will host the Inaugural "Annual NIH AA and NHPI Health Research Conference" on May 4-5, 2022. It will be virtual in 2022. The main theme of the conference is "Mechanisms and Translational Research to Improve Health and Therapeutic Outcomes for AA and NHPI Population". This conference will bring together the world’s leading scientific and regulatory experts in the field of AA and NHPI research from government, academia, and the community.