APAO Presents Annual Awards
More than 70 people attended the annual awards ceremony held by the Asian and Pacific Islander American Organization on Dec. 6 in Wilson Hall. Keynote speaker Dr. Janice Lee, clinical director of NIDCR’s Division of Intramural Research, spoke on improved diagnoses through the newest imaging technologies.
In her talk, “Precision Medicine and Personalized Surgery: The Impact on Craniofacial Development,” she described her career path and how awareness of cultural differences in patient populations can enrich physician-patient dynamics.
This year’s APAO honorees include: Dr. Mitchell Ho (NCI) for scientific achievement; Dr. Sudhir Srivastava (NCI) for leadership excellence; and Sara Kaul (NIAID), who received the KT Jeang Distinguished Service Award. APAO also encourages scientists in their early career stages. Two individuals shared the Young Investigator Award—Dr. Haobin Chen (NCI) and Dr. Hien Dang (NCI).