An AACDR project, “Enhancing Outcomes for Immigrant Populations Through a Cultural Movement Intervention,” was recently highlighted in an AAMC Health Equity Research Virtual Site Visit (VSV) feature on UC Davis. UC Davis was selected for its cutting-edge research, innovative education, community engagement, and patient-centered care.
In 2014, the AAMC created a new resource, Health Equity Virtual Site Visit, to highlight the outstanding health equity research portfolio at AAMC member institutions. The UC Davis School of Medicine is featured as the third Virtual Site Visit, and features videos, webinars, presentations, journal articles, and other resources from four health equity research-focused centers at UC Davis that reflect the cutting edge research, novel curricula, and innovative care delivery that can contribute to the evidence base for minimizing health and health care gaps. To learn more about health equity research at UC Davis School of Medicine, visit www.aamc.org/virtualsitevisit.
AACDR Receives 2015 Richard M. Suinn Minority Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association (7/9/15)
The Asian American Center on Disparities Research (AACDR) at the University of California, Davis was selected as the winner of the 2015 Richard M. Suinn Minority Achievement Award. The Suinn Award is presented each year to a program that has demonstrated excellence in the recruitment, retention and graduation of ethnic minority students. Programs are rewarded as a measure of their overall commitment to cultural diversity in all phases of departmental activity; the number and percentage of ethnic minority students enrolled; and the percentage of ethnic minority students who earned doctorates in the past five years. The Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs established the Suinn Minority Achievement Program Award in 1999. This annual award honors Richard M. Suinn, PhD, a past president of APA, for his outstanding leadership in the field of psychology and commitment to ethnic minority issues. The 2015 Suinn Award will be presented to AACDR during the 123rd APA Annual Convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For more information on the Suinn Award, please visit: http://www.apa.org/about/awards/pubint-suinn.aspx
The Vietnamese Caregiver Study is seeking research assistants for a qualitative study about the experiences and preferences for care of Vietnamese American caregivers whose family member has dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or problems with memory loss. The principal investigator in this study is Dr. Oanh Meyer, at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Research assistants will be responsible for recruiting and interviewing caregivers in the Sacramento and Bay Areas, as well as administrative, project management work. He/she will also learn how to code and analyze interview data. This is an excellent opportunity to learn qualitative research methods and about the experiences of an understudied population. Research assistants should have a valid California driver’s license and be able to travel to interviews and lab meetings. Vietnamese language proficiency is required. This is a one-year, part-time, volunteer opportunity with potential for pay. A cover letter and resume should be submitted to Dr. Oanh Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Position will start July 1st, 2015. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.