Asian American/Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Heritage Month
Everyone is invited to the 2005 NIH Asian American/Pacific Islander
(AAPI) Heritage Month Observances. The theme for this year's 33rd
anniversary program is "Progress with Diversity". The
observance is comprised of three parts as follows:
On May 19, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., the DHHS APAnet presents
its 6th Annual Leadership Training Conference & Awards Ceremony.
This event will be held at 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1066, Rockville,
On May 26, 2005, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00
p.m., Dr. Morgan Sheng,
Menicon Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Biology from the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will present a lecture
on "Molecular Mechanisms of Brain Plasticity". This event
will be held at the Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10.
On May 27, 2005 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., NIH APAO presents
a cultural program, featuring Chinese, Indian, Korean and Indonesia
cultural performances. The theme will be addressed by Dr. Richard
Nakamura, Ph.D., Deputy Director of the National Institutes of
Mental Health. Immediately following the program, a reception will
be held in the Visitor Information Center to meet the guest performers
and to sample Asian food. This event will be held at the Masur
Auditorium, Bldg 10.
These events are co-sponsored by the NIH Asian American/Pacific
Islander American Organization (APAO), the NIH-FDA Chinese American
Association (NIH-FDA CAA), the NIH Asian American/Pacific Islander
Employment Committee (AAPIEC) of the Office of Equal Opportunity
and Diversity Management (OEODM). Employees are highly encouraged
to attend if work schedules and other commitments permit.
Sign language interpretation will be provided. Individuals with
disabilities, who need reasonable accommodation to participate,
should contact Carlton Coleman, OEODM at (301) 496-2906 (voice),
(301) 480-3122 (TTY), or the Federal Relay on 1-800-877-8339.
For additional information, please contact:
Prahlad Mathur, President, APAO at (301) 435-4618
Jin Wang, Chairperson, AAPIEC at (301) 435-3064
Selina Lee, OEODM at (301) 402-5916