Acknowledging those in the AAPI community who have made significant advances in the field of public health.
Getting to know the AAPI Engagement Committee Executive Sponsor & learn about how HHS is meeting the needs of the AAPI community.
Celebrating the accomplishments of our colleagues and leaders who are breaking barriers every day.
Preparing the next generation for career development in biomedical research.
Every May during Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and throughout the year, we celebrate and focus on diversity, inclusion, and leadership to advance the AAPI community. This year, our attention turns to having real conversations with each other. Join us along the journey as we recognize strong leaders who have made significant advances in the field of public health and are focused on empowering the next generation of leaders, are recharged in our mission to support, retain and advance AAPIs at NIH, celebrate the reach and accomplishments of our colleagues and leaders who broke through barriers and faced down challenges, and finally, prepare the next generation to be reactive in their personal and career development.
Conversations with Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) leaders at NIH:
Tips on leadership and empowering the next generation
LIVE Panel Discussion | Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Introduction by Dr. Lawrence Tabak
Dr. Noni Byrnes, Dr. Michael F. Chiang, and Dr. Rena D’Souza
Dr. Christina Liu
HHS’s sister agencies.
Join our AAPI Strategist, Caroline Goon, MS, MBA, in conversation with powerhouses here at NIH who are breaking barriers for the AAPI community.
Tam Vo, PhD, shares his views on dismantling stereotypes, debunking the “model minority” myth, and why he is so passionate about diversity and inclusion. Richard Aragon, PhD, reflects on his upbringing in Hawaii, talks about building the capacity and passion for public service in his community, and how he’s harnessed failure in his life to take risks and achieve progress. An interview with leading cybersecurity executive, Jothi Dugar, highlights her journey in STEM as a woman of color, how she challenges people to think differently, and why we all should fall in love with chaos. Finally, Janice Lee, DDS, MD, FACS, talks about her experience growing up in Canada and the culture shock of coming to the US, and how she is making a difference encouraging the next generation of women considering a path to become a surgeon.
Exploring Internships in the Federal Government:
Pathways for Students and Young Professionals to Future Careers in the Federal Government
LIVE Virtual Event sponsored by FAPAC | Thursday, May 27, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Former and current NIH Post-Docs, CRTA/IRTA and Presidential Management fellows, and more
*Registration is free for all students (high school, college, graduate, recent graduates/young professionals).
If you are a student or recent graduate without an active .edu e-mail address, visit our alternative registration site.
NIEHS Diversity Speaker Series
Meet the Strategist for the NIH Special Emphasis Portfolio for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI)
Growing Pains: The Journey to Being My Authentic Self
Caroline Goon; Principal Strategist, Portfolio for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI); NIH Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Thursday, May 13, 2021; 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Join on Zoom: https://bit.ly/3g9SeCx
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NIEHS Diversity Speaker Series:
“Growing Pains: The Journey to Being My Authentic Self”
Principal Strategist, AAPI
Thursday, May 13, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Join on Zoom
Other ways to stay connected throughout the month of May.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMAnnual Kuan-Teh Jeang Lecture: “On Being an Asian-American Structural Virologist: A Personal Perspective”Opening Remarks Provided by: Treava Hopkins-Laboy, Acting Director, EDI/NIH
Speaker: Peter Kwong, PhD, Chief, Structural Biology Section, Vaccine Research Center, NIAID/NIH
Event Host: NIH Office of Intramural Research and co-sponsored by EDI
Join the NIH Office of Intramural Research (OIR) and the NIH Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) for the 2021 Annual Kuan-Teh Jeang Lecture. This year, the focus of the lecture is “On Being an Asian-American Structural Virologist: A Personal Perspective.” The speaker for this highly-anticipated lecture is Peter Kwong, PhD, Chief, Structural Biology Section, Vaccine Research Center, NIAID/NIH. This annual lecture is dedicated to the memory of the late Dr. Kuan-Teh Jeang and will be held in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
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The AAPI designation encompasses over 50 ethnic or language groups, including Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. Here at NIH, all month long, we celebrate our workforce that is comprised of AAPI future leaders that are making a difference.