FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2018

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

BOSTON – On Tuesday, Friday, April 6 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 4th Annual Asian Health Symposium, In Pursuit of Health and Wellness: Addressing the Impact of Stress in Asian Immigrant Communities at Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany Street, Boston.

The event includes:

  • Opening remarks by Alice Rushforth, Tufts CTSI Executive Director; Megan Cheung, ADAPT Co-Chair and Associate Director/Clinical Director of Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center; and Carolyn Rubin, ADAPT Director.
  • A panel on stressors that impact Asian immigrant communities moderated by Ed K.S. Wang, Director of Policy and Planning, Chester M. Pierce MD Division of Global Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH); Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.
  • A panel on innovative strategies for addressing stress moderated by David Takeuchi, Associate Dean for Research, Dorothy Book Scholar, Professor, School of Social Work, Boston College.
  • Group discussions about critical factors that contribute to community mental health and wellness.
  • Networking.

 A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. A complete schedule and the list of participating community partners are available at https://www.tuftsctsi.org/events/4th-annual-asian-health-symposium-in-pursuit-of-health-wellness-addressing-the-impact-of-stress-in-asian-immigrant-communities/Members of the media are encouraged to attend.

 

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

WHAT: 4th Annual Asian Health Symposium, In Pursuit of Health and Wellness: Addressing the Impact of Stress in Asian Immigrant Communities

WHEN: Friday, April 6, 2018, 9:30AM-1:30PM

WHERE: Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany Street, Boston

 

About Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (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, 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 UL1TR001064.

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