FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 29, 2016

CONTACT: Amy West, 617-636-6025,

BOSTON – On Tuesday, December 6 from 8:30AM-1:30PM, Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and community organizations comprising Addressing Disparities in Asian Populations through Translational Research (ADAPT) will host From Collecting Data to Collective Impact: 3rd Annual Asian Health Symposium. The event will be held at Tufts University School of Medicine’s Center for Medical Education, 145 Harrison Avenue, Boston.

The event includes:

  • Welcome remarks by Michael Wagner, MD, President and CEO of Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children
  • Opening remarks by Giles Li, Executive Director of Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
  • A plenary panel on why collecting disaggregated data matters for addressing Asian health disparities. Panelists include State Representative Tackey Chan and Monica Valdes Lupi, Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission.
  • A discussion about creating a roadmap to achieve Asian health.
  • Breakout sessions about health priorities for Asian communities in Chinatown and across Greater Boston
  • Networking.

 A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. A complete schedule and the list of participating community partners are available at Members of the media are encouraged to attend.


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

WHAT: From Collecting Data to Collective Impact: 3rd Annual Asian Health Symposium

WHEN: Tuesday, December 6, 2015, 8:30AM-1:30PM

WHERE: Tufts University School of Medicine, Center for Medical Education, Room 114, 145 Harrison Avenue, Boston


About Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

Tufts CTSI, a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-supported partnership among all the schools of Tufts University; Northeastern University, Brandeis University, RAND; Tufts CTSI-affiliated hospitals, and health care industry and community organizations, was established in August 2008. Its 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 currently funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, award number UL1TR001064.