CARE News

Asian Americans in San Francisco are dying at alarming rates from COVID-19: Racism is to blame

"COVID-19 is killing Asian Americans in the Bay Area. In this six-part series, USA TODAY investigates how systemic racism is driving high death rates."


How Asian Americans are fighting bias and racism in 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Nilay Shah on being featured in this critical CBS documentary on racism as a matter of public health! 


CARE Faculty Featured on the HealthChangers Podcast

Congratulations, Dr. Ranak Trivedi! Dr. Trivedi was recently featured on the HealthChangers Podcast for her stupendous caregiving work, with a particular focus on her project with South Asian families managing breast cancer.

 


Congratulations, Dr. Palaniappan!

Congratulations to our CARE Co-Founder and Co-Director, Dr. Latha Palaniappan, on her recent election to the Board of the Stanford Asian Pacific American Alumni Club (SAPAAC)! Through Dr. P's diverse background and talents, we are eager to strengthen CARE's ties to the SAPAAC to advance the health of Asians everywhere.


Summer Speaker Series: Hidden Struggles of API Mental Health

Thursday, August 27, 2020

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Pacific Time)

Congratulations to Dr. Shashank Joshi who is featured in an upcoming panel "Hidden Struggles of API Mental Health.” The program will shed light on the unique challenges our community faces in addressing mental health issues, including the devastating impact of the pandemic.


CARE Faculty on the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic

"If caregivers are no longer able to provide for their loved ones—due to the virus or otherwise—the consequences may be dire. Since minorities, immigrants, and women are more likely to be caregivers, the populations already most vulnerable would face the greatest risk, Trivedi said.

'If there’s any time we’ve recognized the value of these folks,” she added, 'it’s now.'"


ENLIGTHEN Study Published!

We are thrilled to announce the publication of Dr. Gabiola and Dr. Palaniappan's article, entitled "The EffectiveNess of LIfestyle with Diet and Physical Activity Education ProGram Among Prehypertensives and Stage 1 HyperTENsives in an Urban Community Setting (ENLIGHTEN) Study." The article will be published in the Journal of Community Health.


CARE Global Faculty Selected for Young Investigator Award from the American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin

Nilay Shah, MD, MPH was awarded the 2020 Dr. Madhukar Deshmukh Young Investigator Award from the American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin, for his project "Ischemic Heart Disease Mortality in Asian Indians by Nativity in the United States, 2003-2017." 

 

Can face masks fend off coronavirus? For LA's Chinese communities, it's a cultural disconnect

Many in the Chinese community in the Los Angeles area are wearing face masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus, despite public health officials warning the masks offer minimal protection. Bryant Lin, clinical associate professor of medicine and co-director of the Center for Asian Health Research and Education, explains the cultural phenomenon.

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