Cohort 11 Transition Gathering


2018 Transition Group 2 2018 Transition circle

We had a very nice Transition Gathering today in Berkeley.  We had an opportunity to thank members of Cohort 10 for their hard work and contributions to AAPIHRG while juggling with their busy academic, personal and professional schedules in 2017-2018.

Some of the highlights of this past year were (1) the approval of the Asian American Community Health Certificate, (2) Minority in Health Conference, (3) Break the Silence Spring Lecture Series, (4) From Mothers to Mothers Project, and (5) the completion of Cohort 10’s research projects.

Cohort 10 has much to be proud of.  And, Cohort 11 has much to look forward to as we enter AAPIHRG’s second decade!

2018 Transition indoor 1(photo of Cohort 10)

A special welcome to the six members of Cohort 11 and their two student co-coordinators: Student Co-coordinators: My Nguyen and Jay Mantuhac

Cohort 11  members: Melissa Ancheta, Joshua Laurel, Jacob Ngo, Kiersten Reyes, Thanh Thai, and Colleen Yu
2018 Cohort 11

Break the Silence Lecture: Social Change


The last session of the Break the Silence series ended last night on with a bang! A big thank you to Dr. Tung Nguyen for coming out to speak on Social Change!

Dr. Tung Nguyen is a practicing general internist and a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He conducts community based participatory research with Asian American populations on cancer control, tobacco control, hepatitis B and C screening, nutrition and physical activity, and end of life care. He is also the director of Asian American Research Center on Health, which is an organization of 40+ groups dedicated to improving the health of Asian Americans, and the co-director of the UCSF Multi-Ethnic Health Equity Center.

Break the Silence 2018

We would like to invite all of you to join us tonight, Wednesday, January 24th from 6-8 pm in 130 Wheeler Hall, to kick start the first session of our Break the Silence Speaker Series and Spring DeCal! This week, our topic will be: Introduction and Epidemiology (current projects, post-inauguration situation, healthcare access, and what/why community health).

Joining us will be guest speakers Dr. Marilyn Wong (Physician and Founder of AAPIHRG), Thu Quach (Asian Health Services Partner and Community Advisor), and Joe Lee (Workforce Development Strategist at Community Health Center Network and Community Advisor).

Light refreshments will be provided.

See you all there with your friends, friends of friends, roommates, floormates, coworkers, etc.!

Successful Info Session

A big thank you to everyone who was able to make it out to our info session last night. We hope that you were able to get a better understanding of our Break the Silence DeCal as well as a bit of what our organization does.

If you were not able to make it to the info session, don’t fret! You can find the power point here ( and the syllabus (subject to minor changes) here (

If you would like to take the course for 2 units. P/NP :
Wednesdays 6-8 PM | 130 Wheeler | CCN: 22616

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