On Sunday January 7th, Asian Pacific Health Foundation held the first health event of 2018 at Cao Dai Temple in Clairemont Mesa area of San Diego. This was the first time APHF provided the entire battery of tests to be carried out at successive events.
- HbA1c and Cholesterol with lipid panel in one setting, along with
- Hepatitis B and C standard testing via phlebotomy and Point of care testing for HCV.
- Hypertension and
- Osteoporosis screening via bone densitometry to complete the series of health services provided to members of the temple.
Although announcements of the event were made months before, with repeated reminder visits, there was a funeral in Orange County that families had to attend, plus several core members got the flu, preventing attendance on the event day. Rev. Dao Nguyen expressed his deep appreciation for the dedication of APHF staff and UCSD volunteers. The contingent of Skaggs student pharmacists was incredible, led by Yvonne Pham and Joshua Yoon, as was the number of preprofessional students recruited by Thu Vuong and Kim Chi Nguyen, outreach coordinators, and Elliott Koshi from Team HBV.
Thank you, and
Happy New Year to all
Cao Dai Temple: Rev. and Mrs. Nguyen Trung Dao
Members at the temple
UCSD Medical School:
UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy:
Yvonne Pham, Harpunit Sindhar, Guannan Wang, Tina Ho, Joshua Yoon, Shengxi Sun, Steven Chen, Urvashi Somani, Annie Chang, Tran Bui
UC Berkeley Alumnus:
Shiwei Sun, Grace Suh, Tiffany Chan, Tam Ho, Binh-An Nguyen, Kyle Tran, Nhi Nguyen, Nhien Nguyen
UCSD Team HBV:
Asian Pacific Health Foundation
Ton Tran, MD, Binh Tran, PharmD, Kayla Giang, PharmD
Kelly Le, PharmD, Tino Tran, PharmD
Minh Thuan Tran, RN
Outreach and Volunteer coordinators:
Thu Vuong, Kim Chi Nguyen
Andrew Liu, PhD
Binh Tran, PharmD