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Addressing Attitudes and Science Mistrust During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by on January 21st, 2021 Posted in: Health Literacy, News from NIH, News from NLM, Public Health
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Please join NNLM for this important webinar: Addressing Attitudes and Science Mistrust During the COVID-19 Pandemic

When:  Thursday, January 28th at 8:30 a.m. Alaska time / 9:30 a.m. PT / 10:30 a.m. MT [It will last approximately two (2) hours.]

This national program is brought to us by NNLM SCR and the Texas CEAL Consortium as part of the NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities will include NLM Director, Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD. The Q&A will be moderated by Ms. Anna Kuchment, Science Reporter for the Dallas Morning News.

The agenda  features the following speakers:

  • “History of Medical Mistrust in the African American Community” by Dr. Torrence Stepteau, Precision Pain Solutions, a division of APW
  • Learning Vaccine Hesitancy from the 30,000 Subjects of the HowWeFeel Project” by Dr. Xihong Lin, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • “NIH Initiatives and CEAL” by Dr. George A. Mensah, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • “COVID-19 Pandemic and its Effect on Trainees in NIGMS Programs” by Dr. Alison Gammie, Division of Training, Workforce Development and Diversity, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
  • “Effect of Covid-19 pandemic on underrepresented mentees, a Mentee’s perspective” by Dr. Amanda Roberts, National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)
  • “Effect of Covid-19 pandemic on underrepresented mentees, a Mentor’s perspective” by Dr. Stephen Thomas, University of Maryland Center for Health Equity

Participants will be able to submit written questions during the Q&A and selected questions will be addressed by panelists.

Registration is free and is required for all attendees by using the registration link:


Live Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Please share this announcement widely with your colleagues, partners, and community members. We hope to see you there!

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Michele is the NNLM Region 5 Outreach and Engagement Coordinator. She has extensive experience providing consumer health information and a passion for health literacy. Michele truly believes, "Because of you, Libraries Transform.®"

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