Reckoning with the Past and Building Trust:
A Conversation about the COVID Vaccine
and Black Communities
Tuesday, Feb. 23
6 to 7 p.m.
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Nationally respected doctor and scholar Dr. George C. Hill – a graduate of Camden High School and of Rutgers University–Camden – will lead a discussion about how the history of scientific mistreatment of Black people by the medical community is impacting desires to receive the COVID-19 vaccinations.
Camden Mayor Frank Moran will offer introductory comments at the start of the event.
Dr. Hill is a distinguished professor emeritus of medical education and the Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Professor Emeritus at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he is the past associate dean for diversity in medical education. He was the first vice chancellor for equity, diversity, and inclusion and chief diversity officer at Vanderbilt University.
A member of the National Academy of Medicine, a Fellow of the Academy of Microbiology, and a Fellow of the AAAS, Dr. Hill is recognized for his distinguished contributions to tropical diseases research and leadership as president of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, and for fostering a diverse research and healthcare workforce
A Q&A with Dr. Hill – featuring Dr. Jubril Oyeyemi, medical director of care management initiatives at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, and moderated by Dr. Tyshaneka Saffold, a clinical instructor of nursing at Rutgers University–Camden – will follow the talk