APAMSA Partnership: Apply For 2017 CAMS Scholarship and Fellowship

On behalf of the Chinese American Medical Society (CAMS) we would like to invite APAMSA members to apply for this year’s CAMS Scholarship Program and Summer Research Fellowship Program. The applications are now available on our website, www.camsociety.org.

Deadline to submit the applications in full is April 30, 2017, 11:59PM EST.


2017 CAMS Scholarship

Eligibility: To be eligible, the applicant must be in his/her first, second or third year of medical or dental school in the USA. Students just accepted into medical or dental school at the time of application are not eligible to apply.

Required Documents:

To complete the application, the following supporting documents are required:

1. Completed and Signed Application Form

2. Applicant’s Current Curriculum Vitae

3. A letter from the Dean of Student verifying that the applicant is in good standing

4. Two Letters of Recommendation

To download application or get more info, please visit www.camsociety.org/scholarship.


2017 CAMS Summer Research Fellowship

The purpose of this scholarship is to promote and support clinical and basic science research among Chinese American medical and dental students.

Project Criteria: Projects must be a completed in a minimum of 8 weeks and up to 10 weeks. They can either be in the basic sciences or clinical research. A physician or a dentist must sponsor and supervise the project. Special consideration will be given to projects involving Chinese American health issues. At the completion of the project, a written report should be submitted. Applicants must be a current student in an U.S. accredited medical or dental school.

Stipend: Students will be paid a stipend of $400 per week for up to 10 weeks. Research support and expenses are the responsibility of the sponsor.

Required Documents:

1. CAMS Summer Research Fellowship Application

2. Project Description Please include summary/background/hypothesis/specific aims/ methods/Analysis Plan. Maximum 5 pages.

3. Applicant’s current Curriculum Vitae. Please include education & employment

4. A Letter from the Applicant’s Supervising Investigator supporting the research project

5. A Letter from the Dean of Students verifying that the applicant is in good standing.

To download the application or get more information, please visit www.camsociety.org/fellowship.

May Updates

Donate to Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts; Check out SLU, WashU, and Rush events; Learn about Cancer and the AAPI Population; Tune in to a Seminar on Social Determinants of Health (MAY 2015)


This 3rd Sunday of May, mark the start of API Cancer Awareness Week with these great resources! Learn about lung cancer and the API population.

Rush APAMSA, with Rush geriatrician Dr. Qin Xi Dong, organized a health screening and education fair in Chicago. (More)

APAMSA is partnering with the Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus to bring you an excellent webinar on the social determinants of AAPI health. (RSVP)

Region VII is pleased to conclude this year’s regional conference on Leadership in Medicine, at Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California. (More)

LA Times: APAMSA national officer Michelle Chen promotes health screening in Hacienda Heights. (More) (Photo: Marcus Yam, LA Times)

Congratulations to our graduating seniors at every chapter! In particular, we would like to honor these seniors for their service to National APAMSA:

Amy Zhang (LSU), Claudia Cao (Michigan), Helen Shi (Michigan), Hillary Lin (Stanford), Justin Teng(Michigan), Mike Chu (Michigan), Tracy Wang(Hopkins), Tiffany Ho (Hopkins), Michelle Pong(Einstein), Paul Peng (Mt. Sinai), Peter Park(Michigan), Ammar Siddiqui (Mt. Sinai), Jin Ge(Penn), Shannon Koh (Vanderbilt), Linh Vu (UCI)

Please consider donating towards the Nepal Earthquake Relief Funds. (More)

Congratulations to our Healthy Choices Recipe Contest Winners (More)

Rush APAMSA andSASA celebrate cuisine and nutrition during APA Heritage Month (More)

SLU and WashU APAMSA put on a lecture on Chronic Hepatitis B in Asian-Americans.

Contribute to our Global Health Opportunities Directory (More)



APAMSA would like to welcome Dr. Benjamin Woo to the Physician Advisory Panel!

Benjamin Woo, M.D., is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine and Psychiatry Clerkship Director at Olive View – UCLA Medical Center. He is also the faculty advisor for the UCLA Asian Pacific Health Corps, an undergraduate student organization that promotes health awareness in the Asian communities. Dr. Woo serves the Chinese community through direct services, research, and community outreach. His outreach efforts include writing newspaper articles, speaking monthly on the only Cantonese radio station in Los Angeles, and serving as a medical expert for the Phoenix North America Chinese TV Channel. Dr. Woo has published more than thirty peer-reviewed articles in the fields of emergency psychiatry and geriatric mental health. In 2011-13, he developed a culturally sensitive depression collaborative treatment model for a primary care clinic that serves uninsured Chinese patients. Dr. Woo was the recipient of the 2013 Advancing Minority Mental Health Award from the American Psychiatric Foundation.

National Conference Student Research Poster Session 2014

Dear APAMSA members,

The APAMSA National Board is excited to announce the opening of registration for our annual National Conference Student Research Poster Session that will be on September 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is an excellent opportunity to present your research to peers and faculty from throughout the nation. We encourage submissions from all fields, in addition to those that directly address APAMSA’s core mission.

Our abstract deadline is 11:59PM EST September 1st, 2014. Please email our one of our Conference Director, Jieun Kim (do17.jieun.kim@nv.touro.edu), with your abstract, CV with contact information, and other supporting materials by that date (PDF or Word format). Abstracts will be selected based on criteria of merit, originality, and quality of writing. Further details on the poster presentation will be available after all submissions are received, but judging criteria will also include fund of knowledge, presentation skills, organization, and appearance. We are excited to hear from you!

Kelly Chen

Learn more about the APAMSA 2014 National Conference at http://2014conference.apamsa.org

Webinar: Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Health

We at APAMSA are excited to share with you an exciting Webinar being organized by our friends at the Asian Pacific Islander Caucus (APIC) for Public Health:

Greetings, Aloha, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, la Orana, Talofa, Fakaalofa atu, Malo ni, Noa’ia, Kia Ora, Kaoha, Kia orana, Hafa Adai, Yokwe, Ran annim, Kaselehlie, Lotu wo, Magethin, Alii, Mauri, Mo yoran, Bula vinaka, Halo, Halo ola keta, Bonjour, Kwe’:

The Asian Pacific Islander Caucus (APIC) for Public Health, in official relations with the American Public Health Association, is pleased to celebrate our 40th year by co-hosting APIC’s Annual AA&PI Heritage Month Webinar, “Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Health” with the American Indian, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus.

We’re also extremely honored to announce that Dr. J. Nadine Gracia, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, will join us for the Welcome.

This will be an exciting opportunity to learn about the latest developments in NHPI Health, and engage in a dialogue to advance NHPI Health, in the U.S., and throughout the Pacific.

Join us for a webinar advancing #NHPI Health on May 29 5-6 PM ET. Register now at http://bit.ly/1rNfK4n. #APAHM2014.
If you have any questions, or need additional information, please feel free to contact Elena Ong at chair@apicaucus.org, or Natalie Ah Soon at caucuscouncilor2@apicaucus.org.

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