Uniting NIH by Empowering People to Advance Equity.
While we focus on diversity, inclusion, and leadership to advance the AAPI community, it is also important to utilize empowerment as a means to increase representation in the workplaceto work toward a unified voice. Unity gives us courage, power, and strength, and by empowering equality, we ensure that every individual has an equal opportunity to make themost of their lives and talents.
Celebrating Dr. Vivek Murthy
For AAPI month, the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion joins FAPAC in highlighting the incredible achievements of Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., who served as the 19th United States Surgeon General under President Barack Obama’s administration from December 2014 to April 2017.
Learn more about Dr. Murthy and why we’re celebrating his contributions to the field.
Asian American & Pacific Islander Trailblazers in Science
In celebrating the achievements of Dr. Vivek Murthy, EDI also highlights the accomplishments of individuals in the AAPI community who have embodied the spirit of Dr. Murthy in their scientific work and contributions at the NIH.
Dr. Noni Byrnes
Center for Scientific Review
Dr. Byrnes leads efforts ensuring diverse representation among both reviewers and grantees and ensuring the peer review process leads to outstanding and impactful science being conducted across the United States and the world.
Dr. Maryland Pao
Intramural Research Program, Deputy Scientific Director National Institute of Mental Health
Dr. Pao is honored for her extraordinary work, pushing the boundaries, and achieving outstanding goals in business, work, family, home, and health.
Dr. Zhiyong Lu
Deputy Director, Literature Search
National Center for Biotechnology National Library of Medicine
Most recently, Dr. Lu played a key role in developing LitCovid, an open-resource literature hub that curates the most comprehensive collection of international research papers on the new coronavirus disease COVID-19.
Dr. Leighton Chan
Rehabilitation Medicine NIH Clinical Center
Dr. Chan’s research speaks to the core of NIH's mission statement; to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.