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‘Embracing Belonging’

NIH Hosts AANHPI Heritage Events, May 30

Ye floats in a zero gravity environment
AANHPI Heritage Month events will feature South Korean astronaut Soyeon Ye

NIH is hosting a daylong series of events on Thursday, May 30 to celebrate Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) Heritage Month.

The series, “Innovating Future Biomedical Health Care with Embracing Belonging,” will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout Bldg. 10.

Enjoy a “music as medicine” performance by Sehwang Kim, a South Korean guitarist and singer/songwriter from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Clinical Center atrium.

Then head over to try some bibimbap and other Korean food on the FAES terrace from 11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. During this event, there will be a meet and greet with Kim and Soyeon Yi, a South Korean astronaut and scientist.

Kim plays guitar
AANHPI Heritage Month events will feature South Korean guitarist Sehwang Kim

At 12:45 p.m., Yi and Kim will speak on “Bridging NIH Clinical Research with Innovative Concepts to Shaping the Future of Human Health” at a fireside chat in Lipsett Amphitheater that will also feature speakers from the National Eye Institute and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).

Afterwards, a symposium will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. featuring investigators from NIDCR and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

The events are presented by the Clinical Center, NIDCR, NIH’s chapter of KWiSE (Korean-American Women in Science and Engineering) and NIH’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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