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ERIC Number: EJ920010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct-28
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
A Concentrated Effort
Lum, Lydia
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v27 n19 p12-13 Oct 2010
For years, New York health-care providers have treated Asian-Americans afflicted by serious, even life-threatening illnesses with ever-increasing frequency. Many doctors in the nation's largest city agreed that Asians seemed particularly at risk for specific health problems, but there was neither research nor statistics supporting physician observations. In this article, the author describes a pioneering center at New York University that employs a community-based approach to addressing illnesses disproportionately affecting Asian-Americans. Established in 2003, the Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH) is the only center of its kind at a U.S. academic medical center dedicated solely to evaluating public health issues of this racial group. Soon after CSAAH's inception, which was financed by a National Institutes of Health grant, its scientific efforts began exploring the relationship between viral and bacterial infections and cancer, as well as the risk for cardiovascular disease, among different Asian ethnic groups.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York; United States