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Institute for Global Health Seminar Series - COVID-19: Critical Lessons Learned from a Global Pandemic

When: Friday, April 2, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Kristen Weber  

Group: Havey Institute for Global Health

Category: Academic


Please join the Institute for Global Health for our "First Friday" Seminar Series! This webinar will be available through Zoom, and registration is required in order to receive information to join. All that register will receive a link that is unique to them.

Joining us is José Ramón Fernández-Peña, MD, MPA, Director of Health Professions Advising at Northwestern where he leads the university's efforts to support students interested in pursuing careers in the health sector. Professor Fernández-Peña is also the President of the American Public Health Association (APHA) which champions the health of all people and all communities and aims to strengthen the public health profession and improve the public's health.

Previously, Dr. Fernández-Peña was an Associate Professor (now Emeritus) and the Associate Chair in the Department of Health Education at San Francisco State University where his work focused on health workforce diversity and cross-cultural communication in health. Prior to this, he worked at Mission Neighborhood Health Center in San Francisco as director of Health Education, where he managed the health education programs in the HIV, Adult Medicine, Women’s, and Teen clinics.

He is also the founder and executive director of the Welcome Back Initiative (WBI), a program to assist immigrant health professionals already living in the U.S. through the necessary steps to enter the U.S. health workforce.

The Institute for Global Health Seminar Series is held the first Friday of each month, September through July, and will feature the research and ideas of outstanding global health leaders at Feinberg, the larger Northwestern community, and beyond.

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