Conversations on COVID

The COVID pandemic exposes in full view enormous health disparities and inequalities during a time of global protests for racial justice. It has also provoked questions about the preparedness of our public health and medical care systems

The first Conversation on COVID will take place on Wednesday, September 30 at 1pm with Dean Linda Petrosino as our inaugural guest. (Bio and link below*)

The pandemic constitutes a historic moment for students enrolled in health degrees. They can study the current disruptions and begin to rethink how to challenge the health status quo in order to produce more equality in the health system and to reduce systematic racism in health institutions and practices.

The series will address questions such as:
-What will be the pandemic’s impact on the health professions?
-Why study the health professions now?
-What are the challenges and opportunities do practitioners, scholars, public policy specialists, and students face now in the health professions?
-How has the pandemic disrupted or challenged the US and global health systems?

The School of Health Sciences and Human Performance is pleased to offer an opportunity to hear from Ithaca College faculty, staff, and alumni who will share their insights and experiences on the pandemic.

*Dr. Petrosino is the Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance and Professor in Speech-Language Pathology at Ithaca College. Previously, while at Bowling Green State University, she served as Dean of the College of Health and Human Services and was founding co-chair of The Center of Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan. She holds a BS and MS degree in speech-language pathology from Ithaca College and Ph.D. from Ohio University. Dr. Petrosino has over thirty years of leadership service in professional organizations. She was named an Exemplar of Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics by the State of Ohio, and earned the distinction of Fellow in several organizations. She is a Past President of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions.

Conversations on COVID is sponsored by the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance open to all Ithaca College faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
For more information, contact Dr. Stewart Auyash,

Wednesday, September 30 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm


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