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APAO Announces Activities for Asian American Heritage Month

Three events will be presented at NIH in observance of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which is celebrated each year in May.

“Diverse Career Pathways of Asian Pacific American Scientific and Administrative Workforce at NIH” is a panel discussion planned for Wednesday, May 4, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall, Bldg. 1. Robin Kawazoe of the NIH Office of the Director will address administrative career perspectives; Dr. T. Jake Liang of NIDDK will present intramural perspectives; and Dr. Francisco Sy of NIMHD will speak on extramural perspectives. The panel presentations and discussion will be preceded by lunch. A contribution of $10 is suggested to cover lunch. This event is co-sponsored by the NIH Asian and Pacific American Organization (APAO) and the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. RSVP to Jimmy Do,  

All HHS employees and contractors are invited to attend the “HHS Pre-Conference Agency Forum,” hosted by the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) on Monday, May 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. The forum, part of FAPAC’s 31st National Leadership Training Program, will address challenges of fostering the recruitment, retention and career development of the Asian American and Pacific Islander workforce at HHS. Attendees are requested to register at; attendees may also view the webcast on event day at

This year’s Kuan-Teh Jeang Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, May 17, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10, will be delivered by Dr. Mien-Chie Hung of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The title of his lecture is “Novel Signaling Pathways in Cancer Cells and Development of Targeted Therapy.” The event is presented by the NIH Office of Intramural Research and co-sponsored by APAO.

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