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Asian American Leadership: Medicine in the Age of Covid



Join us for the first 2021 installment of the A4P “Leadership: Mindsets and Pathways” Speaker Series: “Asian American Leadership: Medicine in the Age of Covid” on Tuesday, January 19th at 8 PM EST.

 This fascinating event spotlights these alumni physicians:

 Anita Gupta *18 - Anesthesiologist, Faculty at Johns Hopkins Medical School and FDA Advisory Member

Bon Ku *09 - Director, Health Design Lab and Professor of Emergency Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University

Audrey Li ‘13 - Clinical Fellow in Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

 They will share their experiences as physicians during this challenging time and their perspectives as Asian Americans.  Please submit questions and attend to participate in a lively Q&A. We're again having our popular pre-session breakout room, at 7:45 PM EST so that you can mingle and socialize.  Register now!

 Registration button below.  Zoom instructions are in the registration acknowledgement.  

Register by Jan 18

Problems registering?  Email with name, class year, subject line: A4P 0119.


Speaker Bios


Dr. Anita Gupta *18 is faculty of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and pain medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include pain medicine, health policy, biotechnology, drug development, corporate and government affairs. Dr. Gupta completed her residency in anesthesiology at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington DC and her pain fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She received her doctorate in pharmacy from Rutgers University, New Jersey. Dr. Gupta completed her master’s in public policy and health policy from Princeton University’s School of International Affairs, and her medical school at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Among, her many professional activities, Dr. Gupta serves as a board of director of public and private sector organizations, serves an appointed member of the National Academies of Sciences Global Forum, National Quality Forum, and serves as a Food and Drug Administration advisor. She is named a 2020 Global Emerging Leader and a 2020 Top 100 Most Inspiring Leader and is an active member of a number of professional organizations including the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Regional Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and The Milken Institute Faster Cures Business Council.


Dr. Bon Ku *09 is the Director of the Health Design Lab at Thomas Jefferson University where he created the first design thinking program at a medical school. He is a Professor of Emergency Medicine, the Associate Dean for Health & Design and a practicing clinician. His work toward redesigning healthcare has been featured in The New York Times, CNBC, Architectural Digest and Fast Company. Dr. Ku has spoken at conferences, academic medical centers and universities around the world: SXSW, TEDx, Yale School of Management, American Institute of Architects and Singapore Design Week. Dr. Ku is the host of the Design Lab Podcast, co-wrote the book, Health Design Thinking, with Ellen Lupton and was a regular panelist on the primetime television show Chasing the Cure.


Dr. Audrey Li ‘13 is Clinical Fellow in Internal Medicine, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. A proud alumnus of Princeton University and SUNY Downstate Medical Center, she will complete residency in 2021 and is thrilled to continue on at BIDMC for infectious diseases fellowship thereafter. Her passions are in health justice and care for the underserved, and she plans to eventually practice in infectious diseases at the interface of addiction medicine.

A4P Governing Board - Nancy Lin ’77, Douglas Chin ’83, Mokyou Hyun ’97, Pei-Ting Sarah Chou *05, Dan Joa ’77, Anu Vedantham *94, Arati Johnston '84, Chris Loh ’86, Debra Yu ’86, Greg Wong ’02, Jasmine Ueng-McHale ’97, Jenny Korn ’96, Kevin Wong ’05, Linda Jan *13, Lindie Wang ’14, Shikha Uberoi Bajpai ’13


A4P Advisors - April Chou ’96, Arka Mukherjee *95, Joyce Chen Shueh ’96, Michael Chow ’04, Minerva Yeung *96, Mo Chen ’80, Vitus Lau ’79, YS Chi ’83


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Asian American Leadership: Medicine in the Age of Covid ( Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM )
Location: Zoom
Organized by: A4P

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September, 2018 Propeller


Please Join Us for Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
6 P, TUESDAY, September 11th, 2018
Speaker: Rich Hollingsworth ’71
Director of Operations, High Asset Tagging, Tego, Inc.
“Radio-Frequency ID in Aerospace, Life Sciences & Beyond:
Collecting, Storing, Managing and Using Intelligent Asset Data”
Managing high value assets, by simple Internet of Things (IoT) connection to “Big Data,” leads to
inefficiencies in handling large volumes of disparate data over long periods (e.g., decades). Asset
identification by reading barcode or RFID EPC and sending to “Big Data” to retrieve asset data is
likewise limiting, where Internet protocols don’t make sense due to cost, latency, or environmental
conditions. But “intelligent assets” use RFID tags with asset data permanently stored on the asset and
read by a simple RFID reader --- eliminating the need for “Big Data.” After describing how Tego delivers
its high memory RFID technology core “intelligent assets” in the aerospace and life science industries,
Rich Hollingsworth will delineate the semiconductor and software development challenges yet to be
met, before “intelligent assets” can be extended to many other industries.
Registration Required via
NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER: Tuesday, October 9th (6 P)

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June 2020 Propeller











Please Join Us with Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres



7 P, EASTERN TIME (USA) -- TUESDAY, June 9th, 2020
Speaker: David Herman, MD
Chair, Infection Control, Penn Medicine Princeton Health
“An Up-to-Date Briefing on COVID-19 Infection:
And Dealing with this Pandemic at the Local Level”
Over the past few months, many of us have expanded our virology and infectious disease awareness.
Likewise, epidemiologists, researchers and front-line health care workers have garnered an enhanced
respect from a grateful public. So, it is with special pleasure that the Propellers welcome Infectious
Disease specialist David Herman for a global perspective on our historic pandemic. In particular, he will
discuss how epidemiologists determine the contagiousness of infectious diseases, then delve into the
different types of laboratory testing for SARS-CoV-2, and their attendant implications for controlling
infection spread. He will then delineate changes Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center has implemented
in response to COVID-19. You may find his facts bracing, but the power of human resilience will also be on
offer. Please note: Zoom Propellers now reach a national (and global) audience, so it’s important to
register: the first 300 people who sign up by June 7th will receive the “Join Meeting Link” on June 8th.

To Receive ZOOM LINK: Registration Required by June 7th via

NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER: Tuesday, September 8th (7 P)


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Fireside Chat with Wang Xiyue and Hua Qu

The Princeton Area Alumni Association annual meeting for 2020 featured a fireside chat with Princeton graduate students Xiyue and Hua Qu.  Xiyue was taken prisoner in Iran in 2016 and held there for three years, as Hua worked tirelessly for his release while caring for their young child Shaofan.  This was a rare opportunity to learn about the details of his imprisonment, his conclusions regarding the nature of the Iranian regime, and the prospects of engagement between Iran and the USA.

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Dear PA3 members,


Back by popular demand, we will hold our third virtual wine tasting on Wednesday, December 2, starting at 7pm. Prior events featured Italian and Argentinian wines. A survey of past participants requested that we next turn to Spanish wines and so we will, again under the expert guidance of Sommelier Sebastian. Details on how to purchase the wine and get your Zoom instructions are below. We also list optional cheese pairings suggested by Sebastian.

The first two were great fun and welcome breaks from necessary-but-not-fun Zoom calls and Covid-related stress and isolation. Please join us!



Thomas Swift '76


Princeton Area Alumni Association



Wine Tasting

Wednesday, December 2, 7–8:15 p.m.

Via Zoom


Cost: $68 plus tax for four bottles of Spanish wine plus a seminar with a certified sommelier and educator


For Zoom instructions, RSVP with affiliation by Mon. Nov. 30 to Mo Chen ’80


Seats (Screens): 100 due to Zoom license limitations




One of our members has arranged with Public Wines, 23 Witherspoon St., to do a wine tasting for us. Our certified Sommelier and educator for the evening will be Sebastian Koncurat, who has 20 years of experience in the wine and culinary industries.


Here is the link about the four Spanish wines and how to purchase them.  Please purchase or reserve wines by noon, Monday, Nov. 30. This will help Public Wine order enough in advance. Please note that if you buy 12 bottles or more (holiday shopping, anyone?), you can get a 15% discount by using promotional code PA3.


Public offers free delivery to the following zip codes: 08502, 08504, 08525, 08528, 08534, 08536,08540,08542,08553, and 08558. Promotional code: Freeship.  If you live outside these zip codes, please order online or call and pick up at the store. If you have questions for Public Wine, please call 609 924 0750 and they will be happy to help you. Please mention PA3 wine tasting.


Optional Cheese Pairings suggested by Sebastian:


Amaltea Cava Sparkling Brut Nature NV pair with CAMPO MONTALBAN. This is a traditional medium firm and mild cheese based on cow and sheep milk from the region of Castilla La Mancha in the continental central region of Spain. This is a smooth and soft cheese that combines sweetness, peppery notes with an earthy aftertaste.


Abadia da Cova Blanco – Ribeira Sacra D.O. Galicia pair with GARROTXA D.O. goat milk cheese. This is a mild Catalonia cheese which was born in the mountain caves surrounding the city of Barcelona. Garrotxa is an ideal aperitif and tapas friendly cheese with mild nutty flavors and creamy aftertaste.


Marques del Atrio Crianza, Rioja D.O.C.A. pair with IDIAZABAL D.O. This cheese is a traditional Rioja & Basque country sheep milk- based cheese. Smoky and slightly oily with a caramel after taste, this is the perfect cheese for a light to medium-bodied Rioja Red.


Pago de Araiz Crianza, Navarra D.O. pair with 12 MONTHS aged MANCHEGO. This is the traditional Castilla-La Mancha hard - firm cheese based on pasteurized sheep milk. Nutty and complex, this cheese offers spicy and dried fruit notes with a gritty crunchiness. 

The cheeses can be found at Olsson's Fine Foods in Princeton or wherever fine cheeses are sold.











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Spanish Wine Tasting ( Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM )
Location: Zoom
Cost: $68 if you buy wine
Organized by: PA3

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