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FAPAC To Host Panel Discussion on Leadership for AAPI Heritage Month

Head & shoulder shots of Byrnes, Chiang and D’Souza

CSR director Dr. Noni Byrnes (l), NEI director Dr. Michael F. Chiang and Dr. Rena D’Souza will be featured in a panel discussion on May 4.

In observance of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the NIH chapter of the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) will host “Conversations with AAPI Leaders at NIH: Tips on Leadership and Empowering the Next Generation,” a panel discussion on Tuesday, May 4 from 3 to 4 p.m. ET, featuring Dr. Noni Byrnes, director of the Center for Scientific Review; Dr. Michael F. Chiang, director of the National Eye Institute; and Dr. Rena D’Souza, director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. 

Colorful poster announcing Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month event

The event will recognize AAPI leaders who have made a significant impact in the field of public health, and provide a platform where they can share insights, leadership tips and vision for the future. Byrnes, Chiang and D’Souza are visible in the AAPI community and beyond; their work and leadership are focused on empowering the next generation of leaders.

NIH principal deputy director Dr. Lawrence Tabak will introduce the panel, which will be moderated by Dr. Christina Liu, chief of the Biomedical Technology Branch in NIGMS’s Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology & Computational Biosciences.

Live captions will be provided. For additional information or to request reasonable accommodation, email As May continues, check out the campaign to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month via the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion website at

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