Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Vietnamese American Among Presidential Appointed Leaders in
Education, Health and Cultural Awareness
VVA Congratulates Presidential Appointments to Key Posts
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 11, 2011) – Voice of Vietnamese Americans extends a warm congratulations to the individuals recently appointed by President Obama to serve in key posts in the administration, including the appointment of Dr. Tung Thanh Nguyen to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Dr. Nguyen, Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, has worked on studies to increase breast, cervical cancer, and colorectal cancer screening among Asian Americans as well as on tobacco use among Asian Americans.
“Voice of Vietnamese Americans congratulates Dr. Nguyen for his expertise in medicine and his leading efforts in promoting health and prevention throughout the AAPI community,” Genie Nguyen, VVA President, said. “The AAPI Commission is a formidable initiative by the president that promotes cultural awareness and helps improve the quality of life for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and as the Commission grows with each addition of exceptional leaders across all fields of work, it is making impactful change throughout America."
Other recently appointed members to the Commission include Apolo Anton Ohno. For more information on the Commission and the full list of appointed members, please click here.