Community Education and Outreach
UCI Willed Body Program
In cooperation with the UCI Willed Body Program, we help those who wish to donate their bodies to the program through the application process.
Research Collaboration & Program Grants
Even though Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are the fastest growing racial population in the United States, AAPI are one of the most underrepresented racial groups in healthcare access as well as medical research to better diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases. As a community partner for higher education research institutions including UCI Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND), UCSF (Dr. Van Ta Park, PhD), University of Texas Arlington (Dr. Kathy Lee, PhD, MSW) and other nonprofit organizations including the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA), Somang Society has been actively involved in community-based research to facilitate diversity and AAPI inclusion in medical research to accelerate discovery in an inclusive, representative, and equitable way.
Please click on any of the research program below to see how you can be involved!
Project: Collaborative Approach For Asian American & Pacific Islanders Research & Education (CARE)
Registry for paving the way for the meaningful inclusion of AAPI in clinical and caregiving research across the lifespan (2020-2023)
Project: Korean and Chinese Dementia Caregiving Community Survey (2020-21)
Project: Disseminating SPHERE Korean Research Findings to the Korean American Community (2020-2021)
Project: Diverse Elders Coalition’s Caregiving Community Survey-Korean Caregiver survey (2020)
- Alzheimer’s OC’s Building Korean Family Caregiver Support (2018-2021)
- Southern California Initiative to Support Special Populations Impacted by Alzheimer’s disease (2018-2021)
- Project: Staff Capacity Development to Better Serve Korean American Older Adults (2021-2022)
- Dementia Education and Support Program for Underserved Korean-American Family Caregivers with Limited English Proficiency (2018-2019)