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NIH Hosts HHS Asian Pacific Forum

Large group of forum participants
FAPAC forum participants included (from l) Dr. Dar-Ning Kung, NLM; Dr. Trinh Ly, NIAID; Tyrone Banks, EDI; Dr. Nga Hawk, NCI; Dr. Jian Yang, NIDDK; Dr. Richard Nakamura, CSR; Dr. Jing Bao, NCI; Dr. Minkyung Son; Dr. Chuan-Ming Li, NIDCD.

Photo:  Yan Gu

The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) and HHS recently co-sponsored a forum to observe Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10.

FAPAC was founded in 1985 as a nonprofit educational organization. One of its goals is to assist the federal and District of Columbia governments in promoting equitable participation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the federal workforce.

The NIH chapter of FAPAC was established on Jan. 16, 2016. Its mission is to promote representation of AAPIs in the NIH workforce, particularly in grade level GS-15 and above, and promote awareness of AAPI cultures and heritage. New members can join at

The forum included Debra Chew, director of NIH’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Dr. Richard Nakamura, director of the Center for Scientific Review.

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