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Dornsife Hosts Webinar Series: Emerging Issues in the Coronavirus Pandemic

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March 24, 2020

In this time of crisis and uncertainty getting the facts is critical. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic also raises important new questions about science, society, and equity that we need to address.

Join Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health experts for insightful discussions of what we know, what we don’t know, the latest news, and the implications of the pandemic for all of us.

Questions can be submitted in advance (preferred) or during the webinar.

Tune in at 4:00 pm on the following days:

Can We Expect a Vaccine Any Time Soon?

Date: Thursday, April 9 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Panelists:

  • Marian W. Wentworth, President and Chief Executive Officer, Management Sciences for Health
  • Lydia L. Ogden, PhD, MPP, Founder and Principal, All Access Health, LLC

Moderator:

Esther Chernak, MD, MPH, FACP, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Director, Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication at Dornsife

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Why Do We Need Clinical Trials of Treatments and Vaccines and What Will They Tell Us?

Date: Monday, April 13 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Panelists:

  • Charles B. Cairns, MD, FACEP, FAHA, Dean of the College of Medicine at Drexel University
  • Leslie McClure, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Dornsife

Moderator:

Jim Buehler, MD, Clinical Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Health Management and Policy at Dornsife, former Health Commissioner of Philadelphia

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COVID-19 and Cities

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Panelists:

  • Usama Bilal, PhD, MPH, MD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Dornsife and Urban Health Collaborative
  • Jen Kolker, MPH, Clinical Professor, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice, Health Management and Policy at Dornsife

Moderator:

Gina Lovasi, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Urban Health at Dornsife and Co-Director of the Urban Health Collaborative

This webinar is coordinated in partnership with the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative.

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Where Will We Go After Coronavirus? Opportunities to Strengthen an Overwhelmed EMS Public Health Safety Net

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM

The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 is EMS’s 9/11. 

It presents an opportunity to revisit what EMS needs to serve communities well, while at the same time protecting the mental and physical health of those who respond. Fire-based EMS departments can run out of ambulances on any given day under normal conditions. The coronavirus pandemic is shining a light on a system under incredible stress and at the breaking point.

Join us as we brainstorm on how to create stability and innovation for those who serve! 

Panelists:

  • EMS Battalion Chief Dan Froelich, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department
  • Dr. William Jenaway, Congressional Fire Services Institute Board of Directors President
  • Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell, President & CEO Public Safety Data Standards Institute
  • Deputy Director Robert McClintock, Deputy Director of Fire & EMS Operations, Technical Assistance and Information Resources International Association of Fire Fighters
  • Mr. John Montes, Emergency Services Specialist, National Fire Protection Association 
  • Mr. Casey Grant, PE, Executive Director, DSRAE LLC & Executive Director (retired) Fire Protection Research Foundation 

Moderator:

Jennifer Taylor, PhD, Director, Center for Firefighter Injury Research & Safety Trends (FIRST) at Dornsife School of Public Health

This webinar is coordinated in partnership with the Center for Firefighter Injury Research & Safety Trends.

Please read "A Strained 9-1-1 System and Threats to Public Health" in advance. 

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Past Webinars:

The Global Impact of Pandemics

Date: Monday, April 6, 2020 from 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Panelists:

  • Joe Amon, PhD, MSPH, Clinical Professor and Director of the Office of Global Health, Community Health and Prevention
  • Jim Buehler, MD, Clinical Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy, Former Philadelphia Health Commissioner
  • Alex Ezeh, PhD, Dornsife Professor of Global Health, Community Health and Prevention

Moderator:

Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH, Dean and Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology at Dornsife

This webinar is coordinated by Drexel's Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs in honor of National Public Health Week.

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What Can We Learn From History and Prior Public Health Emergencies?

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Panelists:

  • Janet Golden, PhD. Professor of History, Department of History at Rutgers University
  • Dominic A. Sisti, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at University of Penn

Moderator:

Michael Yudell, PhD, MPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Community Health and Prevention at Dornsife

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Implications of the Pandemic for Health Equity

Date: Monday, March 30 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Panelists:

  • Sharrelle Barber, ScD, MPH, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Dornsife
  • Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Prevention at Dornsife

Moderator:

Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH, Dean and Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology at Dornsife

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Status Update on the COVID-19 Pandemic: Where Are We and What Might Be Next?

Date: Thursday, March 26

Panelists:

  • Michael LeVasseur, PhD, MPH, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Dornsife
  • Esther Chernak, MD, MPH, FACP, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Director, Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication at Dornsife

Moderator:

Jim Buehler, MD, Clinical Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Health Management and Policy at Dornsife, former Health Commissioner of Philadelphia

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