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The Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH) includes prominent researchers, community leaders, and clinicians in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Center will maintain an open and collaborative environment to carry out the vision, which is to be a leader in Asian American health research to promote health and health equity in partnership with Asian American communities.

Tung Nguyen, MD, ARCH Director
Janice Tsoh, PhD, ARCH Co-Director

News


  • ARCH Session at APHA 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting. The ARCH session at APHA's Virtual Annual Meeting is now public. Alice Guan, Jasmin Woo, Arnab Mukherjea, Isabel Van Nguyen, and Van Ta Park will be presenting. This will take place on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 2-3:30 PM PST.
    The link is here: apha.confex.com
  • ASPIRE Awarded PCORI Enhancement Funding for UCSF COVID-19 Patient and Community Advisory Board. UCSF COVID Patient and Community Advisory Board (PCAB) has been funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). COVID-19 has exacerbated health disparities experienced in African Americans, Latinx, American Indians and Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, possibly leading to decline in research participation. To address this issue, COVID PCAB will work with researchers by connecting them to diverse patients, community leaders, and other stakeholders.
    More information can be found here: ctsi.ucsf.edu/news/ucsf-covid-research-patient-and-community-advisory-board-motion-receives-pcori-funding
  • Region VI AAPI Virtual Health Summit Registration Now Open. The Asian American Health Coalition/HOPE Clinic has partnered with local health and community organizations to host a virtual Region VI AAPI Health Summit. This summit will identify, discuss and address the health needs of AAPI’s in the US Public Health Region VI (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Mexico). The summit will be held on October 29, 2020 and October 30, 2020 from 10AM – 2PM PST. Jeff Caballero from AAPCHO will be a panelist in Session 2: Clinical Focus on AAPI Health on October 30. Arnab Mukherjea will be speaking on October 30 in Session 3: Update on Data Disaggregation for AAPIs.
    Registration link is here: asianhealthhouston.org/registration/
  • Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) Virtual West Regional Meeting. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK) has established NMRI as a communication network between current and potential biomedical research investigators and technical personnel interested in minority health research. This virtual meeting is on December 7, 2020 8AM – 3:45PM PST. Deadline to submit abstracts is October 26, 2020 by 11:59PM EST. Deadline to register is November 2, 2020.
    Link to register: www.niddk.nih.gov/news/meetings-workshops/2020/nmri-virtual-west-regional-meeting?abstracts

Grants


  • ARCH Associate member Angela Sy received a research award from Rutgers Asian Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR). Congratulations! For more information: https://rcmar.rutgers.edu/rcmar-scientists
    • Angela Sy: Impact of Caregiving for Older Adults with Dementia on the Quality of Life and Health Status of Asian American Family Caregivers. Mentor: Merle Kataoka-Yahiro, DrPH
JiWon Choi
  • Van Park, Janice Tsoh and Linda Park along with collaborators from UCD and ICAN received a COVID-19 Admin Supplement.
    • Project title: “COVID-19 Effects on the Mental and Physical Health of AAPI Survey Study (COMPASS).” The goal of COMPASS is to assess the effects of COVID-19 on AAPI.
Van Ta Park, PhD, MPH Janice Tsoh, PhD

Publications


  • Kanaya co-authored a paper that estimated prediabetes and T2DM incidence after 5 years of follow-up in the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America study (n=481) and examined the associated correlates. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32646924.
  • Kanaya co-authored a paper that examined the association of alcohol consumption and ideal cardiovascular health among South Asians: The Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) Study https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32735738.
  • Ho, Pak and Jih have a manuscript in press for Health Equity. The paper is titled, Pilot Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial of Integrative Nutritional Counseling Versus Standard Diabetes Self-Management Education for Chinese Americans with Type 2 Diabetes. A diabetic integrative nutritional counseling program that combined Chinese medicine principles with biomedical nutrition standards was developed and tested for feasibility among Chinese Americans.

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