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Outdoor Event Returns

Asian American Heritage Month Activities at NIH

The annual outdoor event to celebrate Asian American Heritage is returning to the Bldg. 31 patio after a 2-year break. It will take place on Wednesday, May 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will feature Korean dance, Chinese music and a Tai Chi demonstration. The Bldg. 31 cafeteria will provide Asian cuisine for purchase.

The program will open with a colorful lion dance, accompanied by drums and gongs. NIH groups and community organizations will also be on hand to share health-related and other information. The event is sponsored by the NIH Asian and Pacific Islander American Organization.

For more information, contact Aaron Bell (

Two other commemorative events are planned. The 2017 KT Jeang Memorial Lecture will feature Dr. Xiang-Jin Meng speaking on “The ever-expanding host range and cross-species infection of Hepatitis E virus,” on Tuesday, May 9, 3-4 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. The lecture is co-sponsored by the NIH Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of Intramural Research. For more information contact Dr. Roland Owens ( A reception follows the lecture. 

Lastly, HHS and the Federal Asian Pacific American Council are presenting a full-day leadership training program on Monday, May 15, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kirschstein Auditorium, Bldg. 45. For more information, contact Dr. Eric Zhou ( The latter two events can be accessed via

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