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Research Leadership Training Program

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NCAPIP conducts a research leadership training program that aims to develop a cadre of young leaders focusing on public health research, policy, and health and healthcare disparities affecting Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders. NCAPIP provides this 10-week training in partnership with Health Research for Action, University of California at Berkeley. The program started in Fall 2012, and trains 2-4 students per semester. It aims to increase the knowledge and skills of pre-health (i.e. medical, dental) and public health students. Student trainees also participate in NCAPIP events where they meet physician leaders from around the nation, and experience how real-time research to policy advocacy takes place. With this program NCAPIP aims to contribute to the pipeline of more culturally diverse and competent healthcare and research workforce inclusive of under-represented API Americans.

2013-2014 Student Trainees

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Krista Chan
Research Project: Disparities in Medicare for API seniors

School: UC Berkeley
Major: Public Health, Economics, Class of 2014
Career Goal: Public Policy, Health Policy
Interests/Hobbies: Traveling, Concerts, Water Sports
Ethnic Background: Chinese American
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Jennifer Tu
Research Project: Disparities in Pap Tests for API Women

School: UC Berkeley
Major: Social Welfare, Class of 2013
Career Plan: medical school, primary care physician
Interests/Hobbies: singing, drawing, learning about Asian American history, and trying out new food places!
Ethnic Background: Chinese American
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Leanza Tupfer
Research Project: Economic burden of Type 2 Diabetes for APIs

School: UC Berkeley
Major: Undeclared, Intended Public Health, Class of 2016
Career: Health Policy & Management
Interests/Hobbies: sleeping, cooking meals, finding new music, Public Health, BuzzFeed, fashion, and funny memes.
Ethnic Background: Filipino, Malaysian, Polynesian, Hispanic, Caucasian
For more information about the Research Leadership Training Program please call (415) 399-6565 or email skhan@ncapip.org.
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