AAPI Heritage Month Celebrated
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) within HHS celebrated their heritage in May. The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) invited all HHS employees to join its observance on May 14. The event featured Dr. Howard Koh, former assistant secretary for health. He presented the Dr. Francisco S. Sy Award for excellence in mentorship at HHS to Dr. Peggy Hsieh, a senior investigator at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
On May 22, Lcdr. Xinzhi Zhang, president of NIH’s FAPAC chapter, delivered the keynote speech at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s celebration of AAPI culture.
And on May 23, the NIH chapter held an effective communications workshop at NIH, in collaboration with the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Sally Lee, executive officer at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, provided closing remarks.