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Listening to Community Voices: Addressing Questions and Concerns about COVID-19 Vaccines
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
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Much of the public has gotten a lesson in vaccine clinical trials research, and now is learning more about the Emergency Use Authorization mechanism as it is used to approve the first vaccines.  This session will include African American and Latino community members, public health professionals, and local leaders to talk about what we know about these topics and prepare our communities to make informed decisions about the vaccine.


  • Stephen B. Thomas, PhD, Professor and Director, Maryland Center for Health Equity, UMD SPH
  • Sandra C. Quinn, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Family Science and Senior Associate Director, Maryland Center for Health Equity, UMD SPH 
  • Gloria Aparicio Blackwell, Director of Community Engagement, UMD and member of the MCHE Community Research Advisory Board (aka CRAB)
  • Ysabel Duron, President/ Executive Director at The Latino Cancer Institute
  • Matthew Kusher, MD 
  • Mike Brown, Barber 
  • Jimmie Slade, member of the MCHE Community Research Advisory Board (aka CRAB)
  • Ernest Carter, MD, PhD, Health Officer, Prince George's County Health Department
  • Joselene Pena-Melnyk, Maryland State Delegate, District 21              

Moderator: Omar Neal, President/CEO You Got The Power Enterprises, Inc. and former mayor of Tuskegee, Alabama

Tuesday, January 19, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Zoom webinar


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