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COVID-19 CHHS Webinar Series

COVID-19 CHHS Webinar Series

Join College faculty and invited guests from Mason and other leading institutions to examine COVID-19 and its impact. This is on-going Webinar Series moderated by Dean Germaine Louis and additional events will be added to the calendar.

Rural Populations and Infectious Disease Transmission: Implications for COVID-19

June 2 4:30-5:30 p.m.
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More than 15% of the US population lives in rural areas, and rural populations experience adverse health disparities due to a variety of contributing factors, such as differential access to healthcare and geographic barriers to receiving care. The geography of rural areas and the ways that people interact also influence the spread of infectious diseases. Much of what has been observed and documented has been for hard-hit urban areas. In order to provide context for rural areas, epidemiologists and network scientists will discuss the demographic, socioeconomic, and geographic factors that characterize rural populations, what has been observed for other infectious disease transmission in rural areas, and epidemiological modeling of COVID-19 transmission and applications for rural Virginia.

Presenters:

Cara L. Frankenfeld, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
College of Health and Human Services
George Mason University

Caterina M. Scologio, PhD
LeRoy and Aileen Paslay Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kansas State University

Srini Venkatramanan, PhD
Research Scientist, Network Systems Science and Advanced Computing, Biocomplexity Institute and Initiative
University of Virginia

Moderator: Germaine Louis, PhD
Dean and Professor
College of Health and Human Services
George Mason University

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Social Justice Amdist COVID-19

June10 12:30 -1:30 p.m. 

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Moderator: Emily Ihara, PdD
Department Chair,  Social Work
College of Health and Human Services
George Mason University

If you’d like to learn more about events as they are added, please email CHHSComm@gmu.edu.


Previous Webinars in the Series

COVID-19- Implications for Fetal, Neonatal, and Maternal Health

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Maternal and neonatal doctors discuss the implications of COVID-19 on the health of mothers and infants. Dr. Uma Reddy and Dr. Rosemary Higgins will discuss the possible short and long-term implications for obstetrics and maternal health. Based on limited data available from geographic locations who experienced early peaks in the disease, recommendations have been made but there is a lot to learn.  Current guidance for pregnant women and their infants will be covered in this session. 


Weighing the Decision to Safely ‘Reopen’ Northern Virginia

In the near future state and local agencies, school systems, and universities in Northern Virginia will need to make decisions about how and when to resume “normal operations.” What factors should decision-makers take into consideration when finalizing plans to safely send people back to work, school, and play?  Is this a choice between public safety and economic recovery or is there another framework we should consider? What metrics, data, and other factors should be taken into consideration? And using these metrics, where are we now, in terms of readiness to “reboot the economy”?

Presenters: 
Victor Hoskins, MCP
President and CEO of the Fairfax Economic Development Authority

Dan Houser, PhD
Chair of Economics Department
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
George Mason University 

Sean O’Connor, JD
Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property
Antonin Scalia Law School
George Mason University

Emanuel (Chip) Petricoin III, PhD
Co-Director, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine (CAPMM) and University Professor
College of Science
George Mason University

Amira Roess, PhD
Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology
College of Health and Human Services
George Mason University

Moderator: Germaine Louis, PhD
Dean and Professor
College of Health and Human Services
George Mason University


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