NIMHD Director’s Seminar Series
May 2018

Dr. Tung Nguyen


Tung Nguyen, M.D.
Stephen J. McPhee, M.D. Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco


Lipsett Amphitheater (Building 10)
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland


Wednesday, May 16, 2018


9:00-10:30 a.m. ET


The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities is pleased to welcome Tung Nguyen, M.D. as the next NIMHD Director’s Seminar Series speaker. Dr. Nguyen will speak on “Asian American Cancer Health Disparities: Updates and Innovations.”

The objectives of Dr. Nguyen’s presentation will include:

  • Know about the incidence and mortality rates of cancer among Asian Americans
  • Know about cancer prevention and early detection behaviors and practices among Asian Americans
  • Learn about recent innovative interventions to address cancer prevention and early detection among Asian Americans

Dr. Nguyen is the Director of the Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH) which has more than 40 individual and organizational members dedicated to improving the health of Asian Americans. He is also the Co-Director of the UCSF Multi-Ethnic Health Equity Center (MERC), UCSF Dean’s Diversity Leader and formerly a Principal Investigator of the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training (AANCART) a National Center funded by the National Cancer Institute to address cancer disparities from 2000 to 2016. Through these roles, Dr. Nguyen has addressed health disparities through research, training, and community outreach. At the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Nguyen is the Program Co-Leader of the Cancer Control Program and a Steering Committee member of the San Francisco Cancer Initiative, an innovative effort to reduce cancer morbidity and mortality across an entire city. He leads the SF-CAN’s Liver Cancer Task Force and served as a Commissioner on President Barak Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from 2011 to 2014 and as the Chair of the Commission from 2014 to 2017.

Additional Information:
There is limited parking on the NIH campus. The closest Metro is Medical Center. NIH Campus shuttle service is available from the metro for NIH employees and visitor. Please allow adequate time for security check. The seminar will be videocast and made available in the NIH Video archives and on the NIMHD website after the seminar. Sign language interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Edgar Dews at 301-402-1366 or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339.