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Congratulations, Dr. Latha Palaniappan!

Congratulations to Dr. Latha Palaniappan for her recent appointment to the Health Equity Action Leadership (HEAL) Network Steering Committee of the Stanford Medicine’s Office of Faculty Development and Diversity!

he HEAL Network aims to bring faculty together to determine how to better address health inequities while building support and community among members.

Thank you for your hard work and congratulations again Dr. Palaniappan!

JAMA Viewpoint: Healing and Health Equity for AANHPI Populations

JAMA recently published a Viewpoint piece titled "Toward Healing and Health Equity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Populations" co-authored by Dr. Howard Koh of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
The article discusses the experiences of AANHPI populations, contextualizes pertinent statistics, and suggests next steps to take on the pathway to health equity.
Check out the full text here to read more!


SF Chronicle op-ed: 'Comfort women,' from WWII to Andrew Cuomo

In the wake of former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s resignation, Lillian Sing and Gitika Nalwa write about the erasure of WWII’s “comfort women” and the universal erasure of sexual assault victims. Sing was the first Asian-American female judge in Northern California and is presently co-chair of the “Comfort Women” Justice Coalition. She also sat on the CARE Celebrating Asian Grandmothers event's panel discussion. Nalwa is a recent graduate of UC Berkeley and a CARE research fellow. Read their op-ed here.

Dr. Ann Hsing Chairs NIH/NHLBI Workshop on AsA & NHPI Health

CARE Co-Director of China, Singapore, and Taiwan Outreach Dr. Ann Hsing chaired a March 30-April 1 workshop on Identifying Research Opportunities for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health. The workshop was organized by the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), in partnership with eight other NIH institutes. Thank you for your leadership, Dr. Hsing! Read a summary of the workshop here.

In the Florida Keys, a Chance Encounter and a Shark Named Rohan 

CARE co-founder Dr. Latha Palaniappan recently vacationed with her family out of Key West, Florida, returning with an unforgettable story about the power of medicine and education across all disciplines. Pictured is the captain of their catamaran along with Dr. Palaniappan's son Rohan, who now has a shark named after him... read the article here to find out why!

Celebrating Asian Grandmothers Concert Covered by Stanford Daily

The Stanford Daily covered the May 20, 2021 Celebrating Asian Grandmothers Concert, the third installment of CARE's Stuck@Home Concert Series. The event featured video performances, followed by a panel of six Asian-American women. Read the article here. If you missed the concert, watch the Zoom recording here.

Supporting Indian and other South Asians facing COVID-19 and other serious illnesses

In this July 13 letter to the editor published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Dr. Ranak Trivedi (left) and Dr. Karl Lorenz argue for culturally tailored care for South Asians managing serious illnesses and provide recommendations. Thank you both for your advocacy! 


South Asian Ancestry Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Dr. Rajesh Dash, MD, PhD, was recently interviewed about a new study that found a link between South Asian Ancesty and an increased risk for heart disease. The associate professor, cardiologist, and director of the South Asian Translational Heart Initiative (SSATHI) Prevention Clinic and CardioClick Telemedicine Clinic at Stanford Health Care spoke about how medical professionals ought to move forward and address this disparity. Read the full article here.

Congratulations, Dr. Joo Ha Hwang!

ResearchMD interviewed Dr. Hwang on Gastric Cancer Screening and Surveillance. Gastric cancer is rare, but not as rare as we think. This makes screening and surveilling patients at high risk extremely important, but with no current guidelines available on how to do so, what steps can we take to make a difference in gastric cancer outcomes? To find out, Dr. Peter Buch speaks with Dr. Joo Ha Hwang, a Professor of Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center who shares his insights on the early detection of gastrointestinal malignancies

Congratulations again Dr. Hwang and thank you for your work!



史大舉辦專題音樂會 向亞裔女性表達敬意

史丹福大學(Stanford)亞裔健康研究教育中心20日舉辦音樂會,嘉許亞裔祖母,並圍繞幾代亞裔女性的成長經歷為主題,請加州財長馬世雲(Fiona Ma)和退休法官郭麗蓮(Lillian Sing)分享成長故事,討論針對亞太裔歧視和仇視的問題。



Stanford International COVID-19 Conference Covered by KCBS Radio

After more than a year fighting Covid-19, what lessons have we learned? As KCBS Radio's Keith Menconi reports Stanford University is hoping to answer that question through a virtual conference that drew together top medical experts from around the globe Friday. 

This clip features speakers organized by the Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education, Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health, Stanford Center for Digital Health, and Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences. 



史丹福大學舉辦研討會 多國專家分享抗疫經驗

湾区知名华文媒体星岛日报 SingtaoDaily SF 报道了斯坦福大学亚裔健康研究与教育中心的国际新冠疫情论坛,多国专家分享抗议经验



史丹福研討會:疫情彰顯社會不平等

华文媒体世界日报 舊金山世界日報 SF World Journal 近日报道了斯坦福大学亚裔健康研究与教育中心举办的2021年国际新冠疫研讨会,各国医学专家探讨因疫情而加剧的社会不平等问题。



斯坦福医学院论坛 探讨新冠疫情教训与未来

Phoenixtv-us报道了斯坦福大学亚裔健康研究与教育中心的国际新冠疫情论坛,多国专家分享抗议经验



Job Announcement

Stanford University is looking to hire four tenure-line faculty who study the impact of race in STEM fields!

For more information on the position, please reference the description in the flyer.

If interested, please email applications to stem_cluster_hire@stanford.edu


How to Help India Amid the Covid Crisis

Donors around the world are giving money for meals, medical expenses, P.P.E. and oxygen tanks, among other essential supplies. Here’s how you can help.

India’s coronavirus crisis is the worst since the pandemic began, and it will probably worsen before it gets better.



「改善亞裔醫療環境」 林彥峯創辦史丹福亞洲健康中心

斯坦福大学亚裔健康研究与教育中心(CARE)联合创办人林彦峯(Bryant Lin)接受湾区世界日报采访,谈到中心致力于通过增加知识,增强教育能力并正面影响其临床护理来改善亚洲人的健康。在过去这些年中,中心同时开展多场国际学术论坛。培养了超过100位学生,批准了超过20项种子研究计划。



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! 



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.'"



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.