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May 4, 2018
Vol. LXX, No. 9

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Asian-American Cancer Health Disparities To Be Focus of Next NIMHD Director’s Talk

Dr. Tung Nguyen
Dr. Tung Nguyen

Dr. Tung Nguyen, the Stephen J. McPhee, M.D. endowed chair in general internal medicine and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, will deliver the next NIMHD Director’s Seminar Series lecture on Wednesday, May 16 at 9 a.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. He will speak on “Asian American Cancer Health Disparities: Updates and Innovations.”

Nguyen conducts community-based participatory research, which involves minority communities as integral partners to reduce health disparities. His work has helped improve cancer prevention, particularly in Vietnamese- and Chinese-American populations.

Nguyen is director of the Asian-American Research Center on Health and served as a member of President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. He earned his medical degree from Stanford University and completed his primary care medicine residency at UCSF before joining the UCSF faculty in 1997.

Sign language interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation should call Edgar Dews at (301) 402-1366 or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339.

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