our members

Membership policy

IACA membership is open to any current or former resident of Indiana who is at least 18 years old. Our members, who span all walks of life, include Hoosiers who are both of Chinese and non-Chinese descent, and both immigrant and U.S.-born. All we ask is that our members have an interest in celebrating Chinese culture and are willing to help promote this cultural awareness in the Indianapolis community.

Membership is free and requires submitting a brief application to IACA for approval, which is available on the Get Involved page of our website.

Below are profiles featuring recent updates about a few of our members.

Dr. Phylis Lan Lin receives Meritorious Award upon retirement

Phylis Lan Lin, associate vice president for international partnerships, was honored with the Meritorious Award by the Office of the Provost during the 2018 Faculty-Staff Institute luncheon for  her outstanding leadership during 45 years of service to the University. Dr. Lin retired Aug. 31 and will assume the title of professor emerita.

Dr. Lin has published or edited more than 30 books in Chinese and English on topics ranging from medical sociology, marriage and the family, stress management, service-learning and organizational behavior. Her servant leadership, passion for teaching and dedication to students have made her a beloved member of the UIndy family.

Dr. Lin has just published a book about her career at UIndy and her life philosophy since she was young, titled “Dr. Phylis Lan Lin: Meet the Founder Compendium”.  The book is available by visiting https://issuu.com/phylis-lan-lin.

For more, please visit here.

Photo credit:  UIndy

Dr. Rudy Yung Named Ophthalmologist of the Year

Rudy Yung, M.D., was named Ophthalmologist of the Year for 2019 by the Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology (IAO). He was honored during the annual IAO meeting earlier this year. According to the IAO, the award is given to an ophthalmologist who has made outstanding contributions to the academy and enhanced the profession of ophthalmology.

Dr. Yung has served as the chief of ophthalmology at Eskenazi Health for 30 years. He is the clinical director for Eskenazi Health Eye Care, located on the sixth floor of the Sandra Eskenazi Outpatient Care Center. Dr. Yung is a professor of ophthalmology with the department of ophthalmology at IU School of Medicine and is the director of medical student education in ophthalmology. He is a faculty sponsor of the IU Ophthalmology Student Interest Group (OSIG) and a volunteer supervising faculty in the Student Outreach Eye Clinic, which is run by OSIG.

For more, please visit here.

Photo credit: Indy Asian American Times

Charles Yang: documenting the globe, one photo at a time

Charles Yang has been a resident of Indianapolis for the last two decades and is the newest member of the IACA Council. He recently took early retirement in order to pursue his life-long passion in the art of socio-cultural and travel street photography.

As a teenager, he was given his father’s old camera, which started his love of photography. Since then, he has drifted across the globe from Hong Kong to the U.K., Canada, USA, and China for education, professional work, as well as continued nomadic exploration.

Though Charles’ eyesight has never been good, he is particularly sensitive to the shade and illumination of the subjects he photographs. His photos aim to draw the audience deep into his world of visual narratives.

Click  here to view his artistic work and follow his photography journey on Flickr.

Photo credit: Charles Yang

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