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The Lasting Impact of Covid-19 (series)
Health Perspectives on COVID-19 Tuesday, September 15 Preeti N. Malani, M.D., MSJ, Chief Health Officer and a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at UM Joy Ensor, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist Jimena Loveluck, Health Officer, Washtenaw County Health Department Zoom Link to join this programming: https://umich.zoom.us/j/98073119683 Webinar ID: 98073119683 Three “essential” medical professionals share their unique observations and experiences about caring for Covid-19 patients. Preeti N. Malani, M.D., as chief health officer, serves as an adviser to the President on matters of health and well-being of the university community, including disease management, public health preparedness and promotion of healthy practices and climate on all three campuses. Dr. Malani is a graduate of UM. She received her MD degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Prior to medical school, she completed a Masters in Journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She completed her Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship at UM, where she also received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis. Dr. Malani completed fellowship training in Geriatric Medicine at the Oregon Health and Science University. She is the director of the National Poll on Healthy Aging based at the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation and an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Joy Wolfe Ensor, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist whose career has included public sector service, private practice, and adjunct faculty appointments at Wayne State and Eastern Michigan Universities. A first-generation American, she grew up in New York City and received her diploma from the Bronx High School of Science, her BA from Sarah Lawrence College, and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Dr. Ensor is a Fellow of the Michigan Psychological Association, received its Distinguished Psychologist Award in 2017, and is currently serving as its President. Jimena Loveluck is the health officer of the Washtenaw County Health Department where she has served since 2017. Prior to joining the Health Department, Ms. Loveluck was the Vice Chair of the Washtenaw County Board of Health and Vice President of Community Research and Innovation for UNIFIED – HIV Health and Beyond. She also served as the president and CEO of the HIV/AIDS Resource Center in Ypsilanti for 15 years. She has a Master’s Degree focused in Social Work; Community Organization/Social Policy and Planning from Boston College. Loveluck is the first Latinx and first bilingual health officer for Washtenaw County. ------------------------------------------------------- Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 on Underserved Communities: Lessons Learned from Flint and Implications for Reducing Health Disparities Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic Tuesday, October 20 Debra Furr-Holden, Ph.D. Lawrence Reynolds, M.D. Zoom Link to join this programming: https://umich.zoom.us/j/91515351120 Webinar ID: 91515351120 There have been tremendous racial, ethnic, economic, and geographic disparities in COVID-19 cases and outcomes. There are multiple causes of health disparities that pre-dated COVID-19 that have been amplified during the pandemic. We have learned multiple lessons in Flint to better understand the sources of health disparities and strategies to prevent and reduce the inequitable impact of COVID-19 on socially vulnerable communities. These lessons provide valuable insights on longer-term strategies to address health inequities beyond COVID-19. Debra Furr-Holden, Ph.D., is the Associate Dean for Public Health Integration and Director of the Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions and MSU Co-Director of the Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center. She is an epidemiologist and classically trained public health professional with expertise in drug and alcohol dependence epidemiology, psychiatric epidemiology, and prevention science. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences and Public Health from Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and a PhD in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Lawrence Reynolds, M.D., a pediatrician for 41 years, has been deeply involved in health and health advocacy, especially for underserved parts of the Flint community, for most of his career. He was president and CEO of the Mott Children’s Health Center, a board member of the Hamilton Family Health Network, president of the Genesee County Medical Society, and many other initiatives. During the Flint water crisis, he was a member of then-Gov. Rick Snyder’s Flint Water Advisory Task Force and the Flint Water Interagency Coordinating Committee. He is also the newly appointed health advisor to the City of Flint Mayor and is an at-large director of the Greater Flint Health Coalition. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a National Health Service Corps Scholarship recipient. ------------------------------------------------------- Pandemic Update: Vaccines, Testing and Treatments Tuesday, November 17 Dr. Emily Toth Martin Zoom Link to join this programming: https://umich.zoom.us/j/95090096277 Webinar ID: 95090096277 In her follow-up to her talk to OLLI in May, Dr. Martin will explore what we’ve learned during the first nine months of the COVID-19 epidemic and how recent scientific advances have impacted the vaccine and antiviral landscape. Dr. Emily Toth Martin is on the faculty of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Her research focuses on building a greater understanding of the epidemiology of viral respiratory diseases (including RSV, bocavirus, and influenza) through the use of molecular epidemiology. In particular, her work aims to identify strategies to reduce infections, particularly in individuals with chronic comorbidities and in hospital infectious environments (including MRSA / VRE coinfection). ------------------------------------------------------- Joy in the Time of COVID-19 Tuesday, December 15 Victor J. Strecher, Ph.D., MPH, UM Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education Zoom Link to join this programming: https://umich.zoom.us/j/98813157118 Webinar ID: 98813157118 This presentation will cover purpose in life, posttraumatic growth during and after our experience with COVID-19 and positive consequences from this pandemic. An innovative teacher and researcher, in 1995 Professor Victor Strecher founded the UM Center for Health Communications Research, studying the future of digitally tailored health communications when fewer than 15% of Americans had Internet access. He’s also an entrepreneur, founding HealthMedia, a digital health coaching company that was sold to Johnson & Johnson in 2010. More recently, he created Kumanu, a digital platform designed to help individuals and organizations live more purposefully. In 2010, he won the University of Michigan’s Distinguished Innovator Award.
Event Type : Urgent and Critical Lecture Series      
Category : The Lasting Impact of Covid-19
Date(s) : 09/15/2020 - 12/15/2020
Day of Week : Tuesday
Time : 10:00-11:30AM
Location : Online
Fee : $0.00
Event Status : COMPLETED