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RECAP: Tuskegee University hosts ‘real talk’ COVID-19 webinar

April 16, 2020

Contact: Michael Tullier, APR, Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing

On Tuesday, April 14, doctoral fellows in Tuskegee University’s Integrative Biosciences (IBS) Ph.D. Program hosted “Real Talk About COVID-19: Facts, Updates and Actions” — a webinar addressing the epidemiology, symptoms, misnomers and other public health matters related to the current coronavirus pandemic.

“Now more than ever, we want to serve our community, especially our brothers and sisters of color as they are significantly more vulnerable as a result of health disparities, lower incomes and inadequate access to health care — and now, inadequate access to COVID-19 testing,” explained Lauren Mayo, an IBS Ph.D. fellow, as she cited the university’s status as a land-grant institution, as well as its outreach and service mission.

The webinar featured subject-matter expertise provided Muhammad Gamal Omar, DVM, who also is an IBS Ph.D. fellow. His experience includes research with RNA viruses that behave similarly to SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease.

View the full webinar program below:

The session was presented in partnership with the Graduate Public Health Program, College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, the Tuskegee University Cooperative Extension Program, and the Community Engagement Subcommittee of the Tuskegee University Community Health Task Force.

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