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A Taste of Ginger
One of Boston’s most anticipated culinary occasions of the year, A Taste of Ginger, will be held on Monday, April 4th in the beautiful Art of the Americas Wing at the Museum of Fine Arts. Proceeds from A Taste of Ginger will benefit Joslin Diabetes Center’s Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) which works to enhance the quality of life and health outcomes for the rising number of Asian Americans living with diabetes, and collaborates with Joslin as they work to find a cure. Each year, hundreds of supporters and foodies gather to enjoy a lively evening, including the opportunity to meet and taste the cuisine of Boston’s most celebrated chefs such as Joanne Chang, Tiffani Faison, Jasper White, Andy Husbands and Jose Duarte, amidst the beauty of the MFA. Event honoree William C. Hsu, M.D., Founder and Medical Director of Joslin’s Asian Clinic and Vice President of International Programs, focuses on understanding the cause of diabetes in the Asian American population and uncovering effective treatments through a culturally tailored approach to care. Dr. Hsu led the research behind Screen at 23. Because of this work, the ADA now recommends testing Asian Americans at a lower BMI of 23 kg/m2, instead of starting screening for diabetes in those with a BMI of 25 kg/m2 or higher, which is the standard for the general population. The new guidelines address the disproportionately heavier disease burden of diabetes in Asian Americans, including those who might otherwise not have been identified because of their lack of appearance of obesity. Dr. Hsu served as co-Director of the AADI at Joslin for 10 years, published a bilingual diabetes guide and co-initiated the original A Taste of Ginger benefit. Honoree Bik-Fung Ng has been a committee member of A Taste of Ginger since its creation in 2005; she has more than 30 years of experience in the food industry and has been an activist in the Asian Community for many years, often collaborating with the AADI on nutrition-related projects. A Taste of Ginger will be emceed by Meghna Chakrabarti, co-host of Radio Boston on WBUR. Co-chairs include long-time Joslin supporter, Dawn Reardon, Joslin clinician Greeshma K. Shetty, M.D. and her husband, Sanjay K. Shetty, M.D.

Date: 04/04/2016
Location: Museum of Fine Arts Boston 465 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115
Time: 6:30 pm -9:30 pm

Organized By: Joslin Diabetes Center

Cost: $250 per person

Web: https://secure2.convio.net/jodc/site/SPageNavigator/Ginger%20Pages/ATasteofGinger2016.html
Email: jean.doliber@joslin.harvard.edu

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