Medical school hosts first virtual COVID-19 symposium

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences hosted its first virtual clinical public health symposium on COVID-19 Tuesday, according to a medical school release.

Several professors, lecturers and attorneys spoke about how COVID-19 has impacted operations like public health law, current public policy, advocacy efforts, health care worker wellness practices and zoonotic infections, or diseases transmitted from animals to humans, according to the release. Karla Bartholomew – the program and development officer for clinical public health in the medical school who hosted the symposium – said faculty, staff and students must educate themselves about clinical public health issues as COVID-19 spreads.

“This Learning Lab is part of our mission to expand SMHS education on pressing clinical public health issues,” Bartholomew said in the release. “And there’s certainly nothing more pressing for our inaugural symposium than the growing COVID-19 pandemic.”

The five-hour symposium recording is listed under the “learning labs and seminars” tab on the medical school website.

The Hatchet has disabled comments on our website. Learn more.