Stanford receives foundational gift for Asian American Activities Center

"A generous gift to the Asian American Activities Center will strengthen support for Stanford’s growing and increasingly diverse Asian and Asian American community. Siblings Will Hsu, ’98, and Angie Hsu, ’96, MA ’96, have established the Scott J.J. Hsu Directorship Fund for the Asian American Activities Center. This endowment will provide permanent funding for resources that help Asian and Asian American students thrive at Stanford, and support programs that build a community of students, faculty, staff and alumni that fosters greater awareness and understanding of the Asian experience in America."

Congratulations, Dr. Ann Hsing!

"During this year of unprecedented global disease and distress, it is more important than ever to proactively improve and sustain well-being for people around the world. While this year has been challenging, the WELL team has done all we can to adapt and redouble our efforts. In the U.S. and China, we launched a longitudinal COVID-19 study with our WELL community to understand the impact of the pandemic and its requisite social isolation, and deepened our ties with the WELL community through continual support and communications. We also published novel research, participated in new collaborations, launched our online WELL Global Study, advanced our research in Thailand, China, and Singapore, and conducted several pilot studies to set the stage for bigger studies to come."

CARE Faculty Professor Ying Lu Named AAAS Fellow 

Congratulations to our CARE Faculty Professor Ying Lu on being named a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)! Dr. Lu is recognized for his distinguished contributions to the advancement of statistics in medical and biomedical research, particularly for the quality control and risk prediction associated with medical diagnosis.

Dr. Lu was among six researchers from Stanford and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory named AAAS Fellow in recognition of their “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”

AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. The tradition of AAAS fellows began in 1874. New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin to commemorate their election. 

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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