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MEDIA ADVISORY: Emory and AEI StartUp Factory host virtual series of COVID-19 Health Talks in October

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Janet Christenbury

ATLANTA – Emory Healthcare and Emory University are collaborating with AEI (Allen Entrepreneurial Institute) StartUp Factory to offer a series of virtual COVID-19 panel discussions to the Stonecrest and South DeKalb communities during the month of October. Economic development and public health topics will be discussed by community and health care leaders.

October 1: Mental Health Panel Discussion
Moderator: Commissioner Larry Johnson, DeKalb County.
Speakers: Nadine Kaslow, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair for Faculty Development, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Emory University in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Chief Psychologist at Grady Health System; Lori Abramson, Clinical Director, Behavioral Health at Oakhurst Medical Centers and Revonda Cosby, Executive Director, Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

October 8: The Economic Impact of COVID-19 and Public Health
Moderator: Clarence Boone, Sr. Economic Development Director, City of Stonecrest.
Speakers: Allison Chamberlain, PhD, Research Assistant Professor in Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University; Mike Carnathan, Director Center for Livable Communities, and Emory Professor Tom Smith, PhD, Goizueta Business School

October 15: Public Health Stats and Local Trends
Moderator: Ovid Barrow, MD, Hospitalist, Emory Hillandale Hospital.
Speakers: Sandra Ford, MD, District Health Director of the DeKalb County Board of Health and Monique Smith, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine

October 22: Economics of Getting Back to Businesses
Moderator: Matthew Hampton, Co-Director AEI StartUp Factory.
Speakers: Clarence Boone, Sr. Director of Economic Development, City of Stonecrest; Maria Hampton, Co-Director AEI StartUp Factory; Edwina Clanton, President, Stonecrest Business Alliance; and Commissioner Lorraine Cochran Johnson, DeKalb County

The series will be held virtually through Zoom. To learn more information about the health talk topics or to register, click here. 

WHO: Stonecrest and South DeKalb communities

WHAT: COVID-19 Virtual Health Talks

WHEN: October 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 6 to 7:15 p.m.  

WHERE: Zoom. Click here for more information.


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