Congratulations to Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong and Dr. Roschelle Fritz for being selected for the important and prestigious American Public Health Association’s Asian Pacific Islander Caucus Best Published Paper in 2020 Award, “Older Asian immigrants’ perceptions of a health-assistive smart home.” Per APHA’s APIC: “…evaluated by multiple reviewers, indicated an important contribution to the literature through scientific rigor, innovative approaches, and potential for population impact.” Co-authors include community leaders from the Asian Health & Service Center and Asian and Pacific American communities, Jennifer Nevers who was a WSU RN-BSN student and continued work as a PhD student, and Hien Nguyen, a RN-BSN graduate/WSU alumna. The national AARP wanted to learn more about their work and will be sharing with their colleagues in the policy department. The Editor-in-Chief of the international Gerontechnology journal included this award news with the article scheduled to be published in December 2020.

1Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y.,1Fritz, R. L., Leung, J., Lee, J., Lau, C., Le, C., Kim, J., & Wong, K.Nguyen, T. H., Le, T. V., Nevers, J. I., & Truong, A. M. (Accepted manuscript for publication on February 24, 2020. Scheduled to be published in December 2020 as a freely available article). Older Asian immigrants’ perceptions of a health-assistive smart home.Gerontechnology, 19(4).[1Co-first authors].

This research was supported in part by the Naomi Ballard Nursing Research Award of Beta Psi Chapter of Sigma and Washington State University Vancouver Research Mini-Grant. The authors thank Asian Health & Service Center Executive Director Holden Leung, MSW, and Drs. Catherine Van Son, PhD, RN, ANEF, Julie Postma, PhD, RN, and Renee Hoeksel, PhD, RN, ANEF, for consultation at Washington State University College of Nursing. The authors thank all peer reviewers.