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Biomed/Biotech SIG: Healthy Mind Initiative  

9366 Gaither Rd. 1st Fl Music Room, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Feb 28    6:00 pm - 8:45 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

“Healthy Mind Initiative: Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being for Asian American Youth”
                          To be presented by

CDR Su-Lin Sun, BS, PharmD, GWCPM 
Program Coordinator, OND, CDER, FDA 
LCDR Nancy Tian, PhD
Statistician, ORA, FDA

       Thursday, February 28, 2019

Venue: 9366 Gaither Rd. “1st Floor Music Room”, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (CCACC)
6:00 – 6:20 PM – Networking; Pizza/drink 
6:20 – 8:50 PM – Program 
8:50 – 9:00 PM – Door-prizes drawing; Networking
Online Registration site: http://www.asq509.org/ht/d/DoSurvey/i/35817

Open to Public – 
$5: non-ASQ members to cover pizza/drink cost; 
Free: ASQ members, current job-seekers, CCACC volunteers/employees/members, veterans, senior citizens, past speakers, US PHS Commissioned Corp officers, teachers, students, interns, residents, postdocs, FDA Commissioner’s Fellows, MJ-DC members, NTUAADC members, CAPA members, NTMUADC members, CKUAADC members, NTHUAADC members, NJTUAADC members, FAPAC members, CBA members, AAGEN members, NCARSQA members, OCA-DC members, AAMB members, ACAP members, DC Leaders Club members, BioTrain volunteers, and all Tai-Chi classes students in Metropolitan DC.

Registration Deadline: Please register by Thursday noon, February 28, 2019.  
Question: Please contact Dr. C.J. George Chang, Chair of Biomed/Biotech SIG, ASQ509; gchang2008@yahoo.com or 240-793-8425 (cell).

Driving directions: By Cars: From I-270 (N or S bound): Take Exit 8 onto Shady Grove Dr. Drive toward east and turn left onto Gaither Rd. The building is on your left after passing a stop sign. By Metro rail: Exit at the Red Line Shady Grove Station. 

We will address emerging public health crisis in mental health. The Asian Pacific American Officer Committee (APAOC) in the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps launched the Healthy Mind Initiative (HMI) to address the mental health stigma and cultural barriers to seeking mental health treatment faced by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) youth and communities and promote mental health awareness to parents and caregivers.

CDR Su-Lin Sun, BS, PharmD, GWCPM serves as Program Coordinator in the Office of New Drug Evaluation (OND), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and United Public Health Commissioned Corp Pharmacy Officer since 2010. CDR Sun collaborates and facilitate communications between pharmaceutical industries, academic scientist related to drug approval or post marketing process.  CDR Sun also collaborate multi-Agencies for Medical Counter Measured drug product developments. Since 1996, CDR Sun continues her clinical pharmacy practice at Children National Medical Center where she established first Emergency Pharmacist Service, multiple informatic improvement process to ensure safe medication practice. CDR Sun is a member of Rapid Deployment Team 2 and developed first pediatric formulary during Nogales deployment. CDR Sun servers as 2018 Chair for Asian Pacific Officer Committee Publication Workgroup, and members for USPHS Music Ensemble, FCON Network Committee, and Chair for JOAG HOSA subcommittee in 2017.
LCDR Nancy Tian, PhD serves as Statistician in the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), FDA. Her main duties and responsibilities are focused on evaluating ORA policies, systems, programs, and interventions and making evidence-based recommendations to ensure pressing ORA current and future issues addressed. Before her transfer to FDA, LCDR Tian had served as a Public Health Analyst for five years for the National Hospital Preparedness Programs in the Office of Emergency Management, the Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). LCDR Tian was deployed 14 times with RedDOG, often name-requested to support numerous natural disasters and public health emergencies. As a commissioned PHS Scientist officer, LCDR Tian serves as the 2018 Chair for Minority Officers Liaison Council (MOLC) and Co-chair for SciPAC Award Subcommittee.

This event is cosponsored by Chinese Culture and Community Service Center, Inc. (CCACC, www.ccacc-dc.org), NTU Alumni Association DC Chapter (www.ntuaadc.org), and Chinese American Professionals Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC (www.capadc.org).