Exciting Opportunity! – Apply for Hepatitis B/C Conference Director or Committee!


The APAMSA National Board is very excited to announce an exciting opportunity that we wanted to share with you all.

We are currently looking for amazing, excited folks to take on the fantastic leadership roles of Hepatitis B/C Conference Director and Hepatitis B/C Conference Committee Members. Specifically we are looking for:
1. 2-3 HepB/C Conference Co-Directors
2. ~10 HepB/C Conference Committee Members

We have included information about both types of positions as well as the application links below.

Please consider applying if you are at all interested or passionate about the issues of Hepatitis B/C in the API community! We are more than happy to answer your questions concerning the specifics of the roles!

Conference Director(s)
The Conference Director(s) plays the critical role of planning, orchestrating, and executing the logistics of the Hepatitis B/C Conference. The Director(s) will ideally be skilled in managerial organization (keeping detailed spreadsheets and timelines in check, keeping members on track, being able to address issues quickly, etc).
Time Commitment: 8-10 hours of service per week, with a large portion being in the 3 months before the conference (time commitment may increase during this period).

We are looking for 2-3 Directors for the upcoming year.

Please let us know if you would be interested by filling out this form below! Deadline: December 20th, 2017, 11:59pm PST

Application link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfq1ATK6ah5WYsiQduFSiOS6hqW7nvRqHrfJQYTsxcSSlPtbQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

HepB/C Committee Members:
Conference committee members play an important role in grant writing, conference planning, and coordinating with vendors (hotels, etc.), conference attendees, and speakers. Much of our work is done via e-mail (distributing grants to students, organizing hotel housing, etc.)
Time Commitment: 15-20 hours of service, with a large portion being in the 3 weeks before the conference

1- Able to volunteer 15-20 hours of work
2- Will make every effort to attend Hepatitis Conference (Committee members get priority for travel grants and housing) and arrive on the evening of October 20th
3- Will carry out tasks only as directed and make good effort to accomplish tasks by the set deadline
4- Will communicate with committee members and ask for help if they are unable to carry out tasks in a timely manner
5- Able to go with the flow, respond to requests for assistance as they arise
6- Represent National APAMSA Hepatitis Conference Committee in a professional manner (re: introducing speakers, communicating with speakers, and all attendees)

Please fill out this application form by December 20th, 2017, 11:59pm PST!

Application link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7cS40VZKIWbw7Wi0YWDaxRyU1NghrhhrZ7vg341Bl-Q4miA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Thank you all so much, and we look forward to seeing your application! 🙂

Meet the 2017-2018 National Board & Regional Board!


We are pleased to introduce the 2017-2018 National Board & Regional Board of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association! We look forward to serving all AAPI communities. Additional information about each National and Regional board member can be found on the National Board page and the Regional Directors page, respectively.

Executive Board:
President– Ruey Hu (Vanderbilt)
External Vice President– Junne Park (MCW)
Internal Vice President– Robert Fu (Emory)
Health Affairs Director– Jane Wang (Hopkins)
Strategy Director– Alex Choy (Einstein)
Executive Advocacy Director– James Interjec Ting (Hopkins)
Membership Directors– Fei Woo (MCW), Jaclyn Laurent (Stony Brook)

Health Affairs Branch:
Bone Marrow Director– Karen Bach (UCLA graduate)
Cancer Initiatives Director– Lucy Seung Mi Oh (Einstein)
Community Outreach Initiatives Director– Rochelle Wong (Vanderbilt)
Global Health Director– Juwee Vorawandthanachai (Einstein)
Hepatitis B/C Director– JT Wen (Vanderbilt)
Mental Health Initiative Director– Kate Xie (Vanderbilt)
Hepatitis B/C Conference Director– appointed separately

Communications Branch:
Network Director– Sophie Zhao (Vanderbilt)
Senior Editor– Purnima Gurung (California Northstate)
Junior Editor– Aprille Banchoencharoensuk (Rosalind Franklin)
Social Media Director– Linh Vu (UCI graduate)

Strategy Branch:
Academic Education Director– Amareen Dhaliwal (Boston University)
Research Director– Jiun Yiing Hu (Maryland)
Alumni Liaison– Emilee Tu (Einstein)
Pre-Med Directors– Bianca Ho (Einstein), Anderson Nguyen (UCI)
Database Director– Stephanie Kwan (UCSF)

Advocacy Branch:
Health Advocacy Director– Katarina Nguyen (Wisconsin)
AAPI Advocacy Directr– Jennifer Qin (Hopkins)
Diversity Director– Janki Patel (Einstein)
Resolutions Director– Justin Nguyễn (Touro California)
Rapid Response Director– Bright Zhao (Stanford)

Finance Branch–
Sponsorship Directors– Christina Lin (Rush), Jason Park (Boston University)
National Conference Chairs– Leaders from Washington University in St. Louis/St. Louis University

=== Regional Board ===
Region I– Jacqueline Vuong (Boston), Catherine Zhu (Boston)
Region II– Justin Chin (Touro NY), Angie Cai (NJMS), Justin Song (Einstein)
Region III– Vivian Nguyen (Hopkins), George Zhang (Hopkins), Ji Ae Yoon (Maryland), Vivien Xie (Maryland)
Region IV– Ray Zhou (Vanderbilt), Jay Kang (Vanderbilt), Chenchen Feng (Tulane)
Region V– My Phuong Tong (Michigan State), Katie Nguyen (Michigan State)
Region VI– Clara Kao (Wash U), Jen Juju Huynh (Rosalind Franklin)
Region VII– Ellison Chen (USC), Minica Long (USC)
Region VIII– Kimberly M Ngô (UC Davis), Laura Duong (UC Davis), Kryls Domalaon (UC Davis)

Registration for the 2017 Hepatitis B/C Conference is open!


The 11th Annual Hepatitis B & C Conference will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from ~9 to 4:30PM (exact time TBD) at The Renaissance Hotel Washington D.C. APAMSA members and non-members are all welcome to register and attend.

Please click here register.

Seating is limited and travel grants are allocated on a rolling basis. Please apply early. Registration closes September 10th, 2017 at 11:59PM EST.

Thank you for your interest in attending the 11th Annual National APAMSA Hepatitis B & C Conference! We hope to see you in Washington, D.C.!

For more information, visit http://www.hepatitis.apamsa.org/2017

APAMSA’s new national partnership with the American Cancer Society (ACS)


The American Cancer Society is a united force against all cancers. ACS fights for every life threatened by every cancer in every community. From research to education, prevention to diagnosis, and treatment to recovery, American Cancer Society staff and volunteers provide support to everyone impacted by cancer.

How will this partnership benefit you?
One way is if you are looking for an opportunity to help out at a health fair this summer, or want to volunteer on a more regular basis, ACS has opportunities across the country in outreach, health education and many more areas of interest.

If you are interested you can email Amanda Flannery, ACS's dedicated APAMSA volunteer liaison (amanda.flannery@cancer.org) who will personally help match you up with programs that fit your interests!

Please click here for additional information.

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Cancer Initiatives Director

Catherine He


My name is Catherine He and I’m a first year at Albert Einstein. I grew up in Manhattan and I went to Cornell University, where I majored in biology with a concentration in genetics. I’m very excited to have the opportunity to serve as your Cancer Initiatives Director. My goals are to build on the materials and progress made in previous years, as well as start new projects that will make an impact in local communities. I hope to build our network and work more closely with national organizations, such as the Asian Initiatives branch of the American Cancer Society. I also am planning to reach out to our local APAMSA chapters and find ways to help promote cancer awareness and put on events and workshops. I am looking forward to working with everyone in the upcoming year!

Registration is Live for the 2017 APAMSA National Conference!


The 2017 APAMSA National Conference is now open for registration!

Join us as we learn and discuss ways to empower pre-health students along with medical, dental, public health, and nursing students who are interested in addressing and advocating for the health issues pertaining to the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community through speakers and workshops. Our conference has a patient centered approach, focusing on caring for API communities by emphasizing three important pillars of medicine: health equity, leadership, and innovation.

Date: October 7, 2017
Location: David Geffen School of Medicine
885 Tiverton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Access the 2017 National Conference site here for more information.

Early Bird Special $65 NOW until August 31st!

If you have any questions, please direct them to conference@apamsa.org

We hope to see you in Los Angeles!