Community Events

One of CARE’s foundational strategic pillars involves bringing the community into the Asian health conversation through a variety of different programming aimed at educating the public. CARE will engage our local, national, and international communities through the following avenues.

Community Health Talks

Please join us for a monthly series of Community Health Talks by our very own Stanford CARE Faculty! Community Health Talks present the exciting opportunity for anyone to learn about cutting edge medical technology, social disparities in health, precision medicine, and much more.

January 2022 Community Health Talk

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: The Search For Therapies with Dr. Joshua Spin

January 25th, 2022, 7 PM PST

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) disease is a common and frequently fatal heart disease. Currently there is no medical therapy, leaving only surgical approaches once the disease has become severely advanced. This talk will discuss some of the approaches our lab is taking to address AAA.

Joshua Spin, MD, PhD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Cardiology at Stanford University, and a Staff Cardiologist at the Palo Alto VA. In addition to his clinical work at Stanford Hospital and the VA, he is a member of the Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease and the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, and is also an attending physician in the Stanford Marfan Center. Dr. Spin's laboratory conducts basic and translational research in vascular biology, with an emphasis on investigations of abdominal aortic aneurysm and vascular smooth muscle cells.

Click here to register for the talk!

Gastric Cancer Summit

This multi-disciplinary summit brought together physicians, researchers, policy makers, patients, and advocacy groups from around the United States and the world to share experiences and discoveries, with the common goal of creating a roadmap to address the healthcare disparity that exists in gastric cancer. 

Being Asian, Being American

Postcards from Asian American

In this time of rising anti-Asian violence, we are creating a project dedicated to collecting and sharing the stories of Asian-Americans. Tell us two stories: your best and worst experiences as an Asian-American. We invite you to help a loved one share their story, as well. We welcome both written and audio submissions.

We will present these stories as an online gallery and in a podcast. Through our community's collective effort, we endeavor to amplify the stories of Asian-Americans everywhere.

May 20th, 2021: Stuck@HomeConcert: Celebrating Asian Grandmothers

In another senseless act of anti-Asian violence, a white man in San Francisco attacked Xiao Zhen Xie, a 75-year-old Asian grandmother. Ms. Xiao used a wooden board to fight back against her attacker after being punched. Her attacker was bloodied and left on a stretcher while Ms. Xiao walked away. Ms. Xiao is donating almost $1 million, collected from a GoFundMe set up by her grandson, to charities combating hate against Asian-Americans.

Please join us in celebrating the power and grace of Asian grandmothers like Ms. Xiao, with videos and performances from grandmothers and their grandchildren. The performances will be followed by a discussion panel on experiences of generations of Asian-American women.


DEC 4, 2020: Garment Worker Health During COVID-19

We will hear from a variety of experts on the role of health in factory work, the oversight of health in labor improvements and labor rights, and why COVID-19 presents an opportunity to rethink our approach. We will also explore research findings in the larger context of global supply chains, inequality, and other social determinants of health. We will discuss the reality of COVID-19 in Bangladesh, its effects on mental and physical health, and the social policy and social safety nets it demands we provide.

This webinar is hosted in collaboration with the  Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, the UC Berkeley Institute for South Asia Studies, and the Stanford Center for South Asia.

APR 27, 2019: CARE Community Health and Culture Fair

The CARE Community Health and Culture Fair, held on April 27, was a huge success! Watch the video above to learn more about CARE and the Health Fair.

The afternoon consisted of talks on health topics by Stanford faculty and guest lecturers, health screenings, and cultural performances. The speakers and health topics covered were:

  • Melasma: Dr. Tyler Hollmig
  • Cholesterol: Dr. Terry Moran
  • Gastric Cancer: Dr. Joo Ha Hwang
  • Alcohol Flush: Dr. Che-Hong Chen
  • Cardiovascular Disease: Dr. Rajesh Dash
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer: Dr. A. Dimitrios Colevas
  • Liver Disease: Dr. Samuel So


Health screenings included alcohol flush, cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, and skin checks. Participants also got the chance to receive a complimentary massage! Guests were treated to the wonderful performances by Raagapella and MLH Vietnamese Dance, as well as a dance and drum performace.