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Project Information

Project Information


COVID-19 and Black Communities: A Workshop


Project Scope:

A planning committee will organize a public workshop to examine the impact of COVID-19 on Black communities. This workshop, the first workshop of a series, will examine elements of SARS-CoV-2's pathophysiology in humans.  We will explore 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.  Strategies will be developed for fully investing in the human capital that is available in Black communities to train doctors, engineers, and scientists who will be well-positioned to provide rapid and effective responses to subsequent waves of COVID-19 and other medical crises. Partnerships which are required to build community response and community resilience will be explored. More detailed explorations will take place in subsequent workshops, which will be submitted separately for consideration by GBEC. A rapporteur-authored proceedings in brief will be issued following the workshop.


Status: Current

PIN: PGA-POLICY-20-18

RSO: Hayes, Reginald

Board(s)/Committee(s):

U.S. Science and Innovation Policy

Topic(s):

Behavioral and Social Sciences
Health and Medicine



Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership



Committee Membership

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Events


Event Type :  
Workshop

Description :   

Members of the Roundtable on Black Men and Black Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine and guest experts will discuss ways to fully invest in the human capital available in Black communities by training doctors, engineers, and scientists who are then well-positioned to provide rapid and effective responses to subsequent waves of COVID-19 and other medical crises.

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Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Reginald Hayes
Contact Email:  RHayes@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2527

Agenda
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Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Publications

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