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Public invited to hear Dr. Anthony Fauci — COVID-19 expert and special guest of “Facts and Faith Fridays”

Dr. Fauci will discuss how COVID-19 has impacted the African American community and how the COVID vaccines may help.

Dr. Anthony Fauci Dr. Anthony Fauci (Photo: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

Join us this Friday, January 8, for a virtual discussion on the COVID-19 vaccine with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and one of the nation’s leading experts on COVID-19.

This Zoom Webinar is co-sponsored by The Governor’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Office of Health Equity at the Virginia Department of Health, VCU Massey Cancer Center and faith leaders from Massey’s “Facts & Faith Fridays” group.

Facts & Faith Fridays began in March 2020 as a weekly call led by Dr. Robert Winn, director of VCU Massey Cancer Center, with African American clergy in Virginia to address the disproportional impact the pandemic has had on the Black community. The call has evolved to address higher rates of cancer and other health issues in diverse communities and continues to address COVID-19. The Facts & Faith group is inviting Virginians of all faiths and races to participate in this week’s webinar with Dr. Fauci.

In Friday’s public session, Dr. Fauci, Dr. Winn and other experts will discuss the equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, dispel vaccine myths and provide the latest facts on the vaccine.

Registration is required for this free event. Once registered, you may submit questions in advance for the panelists.

When: Friday, January 8, 2021, at 2:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST.

Featuring: Anthony Fauci, M.D., director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Opening remarks by:

  • Governor Ralph Northam, M.D.
  • Michael Rao, Ph.D., president, VCU and VCU Health System
  • Robert Winn, M.D., director, VCU Massey Cancer Center
  • Janice Underwood, Ph.D., chief diversity officer, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Sable K. (Nelson) Dyer, J.D., acting director, Office of Health Equity, Virginia Department of Health
  • Rev. F. Todd Gray, pastor, Fifth Street Baptist Church
  • Rudene Mercer Haynes, J.D., partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP; advisor to Facts & Faith Fridays

Q&A panelists:

  • M. Norman Oliver, M.D., state health commissioner, Virginia Department of Health
  • Robert Winn, M.D., director, VCU Massey Cancer Center
  • Gonzalo Bearman, M.D., hospital epidemiologist for VCU Health and chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Q&A facilitated by Sable K. (Nelson) Dyer, J.D., acting director, Office of Health Equity, Virginia Department of Health

For additional news and events on how VCU Health is addressing health equity: