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In honor of Filipino American History Month this October, we would like to celebrate our master’s alumni A.J. Tongson MS ’20 and Alyssa Bercasio MS ‘20, who presented their capstone research projects at the Council of Young Filipinx Americans in Medicine (CYFAM)’s National Conference this past weekend. CYFAM’s mission is to promote the leadership development of young Filipinx American physicians and trainees, reinforce the educational pipeline, and address structural inequities in health through Filipinx American advocacy, scholarship, and community partnership. A.J. writes, “Pilipino American History Month is a celebration of Pilipinx-American history and the achievements in the community, and CYFAM builds on the work of those that came before us in paving new ways forward in medicine, research, and public health.” This year’s CYFAM conference was called Isang Bagsak: United in Health, which means, as Alyssa shares, “”one fall” or “one down,” and represents how we rise and fall together. In the context of this conference, it represents how across the Filipinx diaspora, we are unified with each other to empower Filipinx people in medicine to be an agent of change and to promote the health of our community.” Pictured are A.J. and Alyssa prepping for their CYFAM presentations. #filipinoamericanhistorymonth #cyfam #globalhealtheducation #globalhealthresearch #globalhealthmasters #masterofscience #highered #graduateschool #gradschool #globalhealth #publichealth #UCSF

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