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Wayne State University Community Dialogs: Exploring Racial Disparities and COVID-19, Research, and the Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health in Detroit

These events are co-hosted by the Wayne State University Provost's Social & Behavioral Determinants of Health Steering Committee, Karmanos Cancer Institute’s Office of Cancer Health Equity and Community Engagement and the COVID313 Community Coalition for Families and Youth

Racial Disparities - Prioritizing Community Perspectives
Date: Thursday, July 16, 10 -11:30 a.m.

  • Carla Bezold, ScD, Chief Epidemiologist, Detroit Health Department
  • Cindy Gamboa, Parent Advocate, Director of Community Organizing and Advocacy, Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation and COVID313 Coalition
  • Arlyssa Heard, Parent Advocate, 482Forward, Education Organizer and COVID313 Coalition
  • Reverend Larry Simmons, Executive Director Brightmoor Alliance, Pastor Baber Memorial, A.M.E., Church and COVID313 Coalition
  • Tyrone Carter, Michgian State Representative and COVID-19 Survivor
  • Kirk Mayes, CEO, Forgotten Harvest
  • Hayley Thompson, Ph.D., associate center director, Community Outreach and Engagement, Karmanos Cancer Institute, professor, Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Jametta Lilly, CEO, Detroit Parent Network. Member Governor Whitmer’s' Coronavirus Racial Disparities Task Force, COVID313 Coalition
  • April Vallerand, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, College of Nursing Alumni Endowed Professor at Wayne State University

COVID19 and Racial Disparities - Are Researchers Ready?
Date: Thursday, July 23, 10-11:30 a.m.

Wayne State University researchers will share information about their COVID-19 research projects, followed by questions and input from community members.

  • Robert Ty Partridge, Ph.D., associate professor, Psychology, Wayne State University: "The Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Families"
  • Lance Gable, JD, MPH, associate professor, Wayne State University School of Law & Jeffrey Ram, Ph.D., Physiology, Wayne State University School of Medicine: "Legal and Ethical Implications of SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring."
  • Seth Norrholm, Ph.D., associate professor, Psychiatry, WSU School of Medicine: "Detroit Trauma Project: Characterizing Social Support While Under COVID-19 Social Distancing"
  • Hayley Thompson, Ph.D., associate center director, Community Outreach and Engagement, Karmanos Cancer Institute, professor, Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine: The Impact of COVID-19 and Social Distancing on Cancer on Prevention, Control, and Management”; “Supporting Detroit Communities as Leaders and Partners in COVID-19 Research"

Go to DPTV One Detroit to see previous Coalition Town Halls and watch Thursday's programs. A text number will be provided during the town hall to send in your questions or comments.

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