FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2019

CONTACT: Amy West, 617-636-6025, awest@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

BOSTON – On Tuesday, April 23 from 9:30AM-1:30PM, Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and community organizations comprising Addressing Disparities in Asian Populations through Translational Research (ADAPT) will host the 5th Annual Asian Health Symposium, Moving Forward, Looking Back: Using Research to Improve Community Health at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1 Kneeland Street, 14th floor, Boston.

The event includes:

  • Opening remarks by Alice Rushforth, Tufts CTSI Executive Director; Carolyn Rubin, ADAPT Director; Dawn Sauma, ADAPT Co-Chair and Co-Executive Director, Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK); and Ed Flynn, Boston City Councilor
  • A panel on community-engaged research studies in Boston Chinatown/Asian communities moderated by Susan Koch-Weser, Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • A panel on studies conducted by emerging scholars moderated by Virginia Chomitz, Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Networking.

 A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

A complete schedule and a list of presenters are available at https://www.tuftsctsi.org/events/5th-annual-asian-health-symposium/. Members of the media are encouraged to attend.

 

WHO: Members of the public, community activists, researchers, clinicians, and students

WHAT: 5th Annual Asian Health Symposium, Moving Forward, Looking Back: Using Research to Improve Community Health

WHEN: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 9:30AM-1:30PM

WHERE: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1 Kneeland Street, 14th floor, Boston

 

About Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

Tufts CTSI, established in 2008, supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is dedicated to stimulating, supporting, and expediting innovative clinical and translational research, with the goal of improving the public’s health. Founded by Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center, it also includes other academic institutions (including all the schools of Tufts University, Brandeis University, MIT, Northeastern University; and RAND), the hospitals affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine, community stakeholders, and various members of the health care industry. Tufts CTSI’s purpose is to accelerate the translation of laboratory and medical research into clinical use, widespread medical practice, and into improved health care delivery and health policy. It connects people to research resources, consultation, and education, and fosters collaboration with scholars of all disciplines and with community members, with the ultimate goal of improving the health of the public. Tufts CTSI is funded by a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, award number UL1TR002544.

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