The End of Summer outreaches
September 20, 2015
Dear Participants at today’s outreach,
We survived another outreach event conducted at Van Hanh Temple where the thermometer hits 98 degrees F. This was the 3rd and last event for the SSPPS Summer research students, during a record hot summer for our screening activities over the years.
we were gratefujl for the kindest welcome from the Temple leaders and organizers and the sharing of good thoughts from the participants, who came from Carlsbad, Santa Ana and as far as Pennsylvania. Our students and volunteers did a creative job in the set-up of the event, and everyone cheerfully helped the attendees fill out the registration and consent forms. Blood samples were processed in due time, and quickly stored in the cooler box.
We thank the following for their long standing commitment:
- Rev. Thich Phuoc Thuan, one of the founders of the Van Hanh temple and Special Guest at the Temple today, Rev. Thich Thien Ngo, Mr. Nam and Mrs. Bich Thuy from Van Hanh Temple
- Dr. Ton Tran
- Anh Phuong, phlebotomist
- SSPPS students: Tuan Phan, Michael Pham, Shareen Faltas, Quang Tran, Esther Park,
- and UCSD volunteers: Lisa Vuong, Karla Jorgensen Ponce
Early in the day, we learned that Dr. Gish had a bad bronchitis, so was not able to make to the event. Dr. Gish has attended nearly all the events this summer.
Gary Tang spoke to all over Skype, as he is ready to start Pharmacy School at the University of Washington.
Best wishes to all,
Bright Horizons for Hepatitis Collaborative Work!