Emory, AEI StartUp Factory to kick off virtual series of COVID-19 Health Talks Oct. 1

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ATLANTA – Emory Healthcare and Emory University are partnering with the Allen Entrepreneurial Institute (AEI) StartUp Factory to offer a series of virtual 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.

The series kicks off today (Oct. 1), 6 to 7:15 p.m.

Mental Health Panel Discussion

Moderator: DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson

Panelists: 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 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

Oct. 8: The Economic Impact of COVID-19 and Public Health

Moderator: Clarence Boone, Sr., director of Economic Development, City of Stonecrest

Panelists: 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

Oct. 15: Public Health Stats and Local Trends

Moderator: Ovid Barrow, MD, Hospitalist, Emory Hillandale Hospital.

Panelists: 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

Oct. 22: Economics of Getting Back to Businesses

Moderator: Matthew Hampton, co-director AEI StartUp Factory.

Panelists: Clarence Boone, Sr., director of Economic Development, City of Stonecrest; Maria Hampton, co-director AEI StartUp Factory

Edwina Clanton, president, Stonecrest Business Alliance DeKalb County Commissioner Lorraine Cochran Johnson

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: Oct. 1, 8, 15 and 22, 6 to 7:15 p.m.

WHERE: Zoom. Click here for more information.



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