Upcoming Event May 27: A Virtual Conversation with Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy and National Academy of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau for AAPI Heritage Month

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Addressing COVID-19 Health Disparities: Root Causes, Mental Health Impacts, Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities

As we continue to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Chapter of the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) are pleased to announce a virtual public health leadership discussion with U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy and National Academy of Medicine President Dr. Victor J. Dzau. Join us for this inaugural event in the Dr. Vivek H. Murthy Distinguished Lecture Series on Public Health Leadership.

Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021

Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

Location: NIH VideoCast

The goal of the series is to recognize public health leaders whose enduring efforts have made a significant impact in advancing public health. At this first event, Dr. Murthy recognizes Dr. Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine and an expert on global health, for his public health efforts during the pandemic.

Dr. Murthy and Dr. Dzau will:

  • Discuss how public health leadership has shaped the COVID-19 pandemic response and efforts to address health disparities.
  • Focus on potential root causes of health disparities and the mental health impact of the pandemic among diverse populations and geographic locations.
  • Speak to lessons learned and future opportunities.

Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, Director, NIMHD will give opening remarks and Dr. Monica Webb Hooper, Deputy Director, NIMHD will moderate the fireside chat.

Please send your questions for the panelists by May 20, 2021 to dasr2@mail.nih.gov.

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