In May, the United States celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPI) Month. This month celebrates the vibrant culture and history of the AAPI community and recognizes the influence, contributions, and achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the United States. The Child Neurology Society is committed to highlighting the contributions and commitments of our diverse membership and fostering positive connections between our members.
This year’s AAPI Heritage Month theme, “Advancing Leaders through Collaboration”, acknowledges that collaboration among diverse individuals within an organization can improve communication, innovation, membership connections, and overall success. In line with this year’s theme, we are pleased and privileged to share this panel interview of Drs. Susan Koh, Dararat “Pam Ming” Mingbunjerdsuk, and Radha Giridharan. Dr. Koh is Chair of the CNS Membership Committee and Dr. Mingbunjerdsuk is a CNS Leadership, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (LDEI) committee member. Expanded biographies of each of the speakers are provided below. The interview is facilitated by Dr. Rujuta B. Wilson, Chair of the CNS LDEI Committee. We highlight the experiences and contributions of Drs. Koh, Mingbunjerdsuk, and Giridharan to the field of child neurology and welcome their perspective on how the CNS can help foster diverse representation in child neurology and support future leaders in the field.
Rujuta B. Wilson, MD, MS
Chair, CNS LDEI Committee