Today, the Asian American Scholar Forum (AASF) joins the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America, the Chinese American Hematologist and Oncologist Network, and the Chinese Biological Investigators Society in a letter published in Science Magazine that raised concerns about widespread investigations of Asian American and immigrant scientists under what science policy reporter Jeffrey Mervis has called the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) “China Initiative.”
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) announced the election of AASF board member Dr. Gang Chen in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Dr. Chen was among 120 members and 23 international members elected this May.
On April 27th, 2023, AASF joined over a hundred local and national organizations in co-signing the following letter from the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA). The letter was submitted to the White House Office of Management and Budget on the need for data disaggregation and data equity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.
On April 19, 2023, AASF submitted the following letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions to express our strong support for the confirmation of s. Julie Su to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Labor.
Asian American Scholar Forum is raising concerns after hearing about multiple incidents of Chinese American scientists, academics, and scholars being harassed or interrogated at ports of entry. Community members are concerned that these stops are based on their background or ethnicity.