Tune in for a historic public workshop featuring world renowned experts in Science, Engineering and Medicine to examine the impact of COVID-19 on the Black Community. The workshop will examine various elements of COVID-19 that increases case numbers in Black communities and will also focus on addressing current and future challenges. Provided by National Academies Roundtable, the united front strives to provide the building blocks necessary to form a resilient community.
Title: COVID-19 and Black Communities: Understanding the Landscape, Developing Ideas to Address the Challenges, and Building a Community of Action that includes Black Physicians, Black Engineers, and Black Scientists
When: June 23rd from 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
How to join the Zoom workshop: Click here to register
9:30 AM EST Opening Remarks, Introductions, and Workshop Goals
Victor Dzau, M.D.
President, National Academy of Medicine
Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair of the Roundtable
Mark Alexander, Ph.D. Camara P. Jones, M.D., M.P.H. Cora Marrett, Ph.D.
Co-Chairs of the COVID-19 Action Group
KEYNOTE SESSION: THE LANDSCAPE OF COVID19
Moderator: Hannah Valantine, M.D. Deputy Director, National Institutes of Health
Garry Gibbons, M.D., Director, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
Richard E. Besser, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Garth Graham, M.D., MPH, President, Aetna Foundation
11:00 AM Discussion with Roundtable Members
SESSION II: DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON BLACK COMMUNITIES
Moderator: Mark. Alexander, M.D., Treasurer, 100 Black Men of America
- To discuss why Black people are more likely to be infected with SARS-CoV-2, and why once infected, Black people are more likely to die from COVID-19.
Cyde Yancy, M.D., Professor of Cardiology, Northwestern University School of Medicine Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D., University Professor, University of Connecticut
Camara P. Jones, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Fellow, Morehouse School of Medicine
12:30 PM Discussion with Roundtable Members
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Break for Lunch
SESSION III: EXPLORING VIEWS FROM THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES ON COVID-19 INCLUDING TREATMENT AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS
Moderator: Louis Sullivan, M.D., Former Secretary, Health and Human Services, President, The Sullivan Alliance
- To understand the landscape of work being performed regarding COVID 19 at the National Academies
- To explore synergies between the Roundtable on Black Men and Black Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine and other National Academy Initiatives
- Panel Group Presentations and Panel Discussion
Harvey Fineberg, M.D. Chair, Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious
Diseases and 21st Century Health Threats
Cora Marrett, Ph.D. Advisory Committee Member,
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Marsha McNutt, Ph.D., President, National Academy of Sciences
2:30 PM Discussion with Roundtable Members
SESSION IV: COMMUNITY RESPONSE AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCE
Moderator: Cedric Bright, M.D., Associate Dean, East Carolina University Medical School
- To explore ongoing and new ideas for addressing COVID-19 in the Black Community
- To examine the role of Black Doctors, Scientists and Engineers in partnering with other in the Black Community to generate community response and community resilience.
Scot Esdaile, National Board Member, NAACP
Martha A. Dawson, DNP, RN, FACHE, President, National Black Nurses Association Gilda Barabino, Ph.D., President, Olin College
Valerie Montgomery-Rice, M.D., President, Morehouse School of Medicine
4:00 PM Discussion with Roundtable Members
4:30 PM Wrap-up and Next Steps by Workshop Co-chairs
5:00 PM Workshop Adjourned