The University of Iowa

COVID care for vulnerable populations on March 16 WorldCanvass

February 18th, 2021

Physicians, researchers, and advocates for Iowa’s most vulnerable populations will address public health and the pandemic, the needs of marginalized and vulnerable populations, and the challenge of vaccine hesitancy on the next WorldCanvass. The program, produced by UI International Programs and hosted by Joan Kjaer, begins at 5:30 p.m. on March 16. WorldCanvass is free and open to all.

 

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WorldCanvass:  COVID Care for Marginalized and Vulnerable Populations 

5:30-6 p.m. 

Segment 1 —  Public health and the pandemic: mitigation, health disparities, and social determinants of health 

Claudia Corwin—director, Iowa Global Heath Network; occupational medicine specialist, clinical assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics   

Sokhieng Au—interim director, Global Health Studies Program, University of Iowa    

Ashlesha Kaushik—medical director, UnityPoint Clinic Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Sioux City; clinical assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine; Iowa American Academy of Pediatrics Board Member 

6-6:30 p.m.   

Segment 2  — Vulnerable populations in the U.S. 

Martha Carvour—assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Carver College of Medicine;  assistant professor, Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa   

Denise Martinez—associate dean, clinical associate professor, Department of Family Medicine, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa  

Kevin Washburn—dean, College of Law, University of Iowa    

Jacquie Easley McGhee—director, community and diversity services, Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines  

6:30-7 p.m. 

Segment 3 — Addressing vaccine hesitancy 

Claudia Corwin—director, Iowa Global Heath Network; occupational medicine specialist, clinical assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics    

Kimberly Dukes—research assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics   

Aaron Scherer—assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa  

Jacquie Easley McGhee—director, community and diversity services, Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines   

 

Following the live event, the video recording of WorldCanvass will be available on the International Programs website and on YouTube.  In addition, audio podcasts of all WorldCanvass programs can be found on iTunes and the Public Radio Exchange (PRX). WorldCanvass is produced by University of Iowa International Programs.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Amy Green in advance at amy-green-1@uiowa.edu or 319-335-1433.

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