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COVID-19 Grand Rounds

AFC/MATEC COVID-19 Grand Rounds Series 

This is an ongoing series of webinars focused on various topics and issues related to coronavirus and COVID-19. These webinars, sponsored by AFC and MATEC, feature guest speakers who are experts in their subject area. They are held approximately twice a month and are open to the HIV workforce in Chicago and Illinois as well as communities we serve. 

The goal of this series - which will end when COVID-19 is no longer a “thing” - is to help keep us informed on COVID-19, to support our efforts in separating truth from fiction, to provide opportunities to ask questions, and to bolster our information dissemination efforts with our communities impacted by this pandemic.  

For more information on the COVID-19 Grand Rounds, or if you have suggested topics or speakers to suggest, please contact Jim Pickett at jpickett@aidschicago.org.

Click here to view a schedule and to register for upcoming COVID-19 Grand Rounds events.

Recordings and slide sets from previous COVID-19 Grand Rounds

Building the Frontlines of Chicago’s COVID-19 Response: Furthering health equity, community partnerships, and diversifying public health approaches
Featuring a Chicago Department of Public Health panel
Hosted April 27, 2021 

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View recording and transcript here
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COVID-19 Grand Rounds: Provider, Personal, and Public Health Perspectives on Vaccine Equity
Featuring Janet Lin, MD, MPH, MBA, Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago; and Terrance Weeden, DO, Adolescent Medicine Fellow, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago/Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Hosted April 5, 2021

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COVID-19 Grand Rounds: Ignorance and Arrogance - How Public Health is Fighting more than a Virus AKA – How I have aged 10 years in 365 days
Featuring Julie Pryde MSW, MPH, Administrator Champaign-Urbana Public Health District
Hosted March 23, 2021

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Tuskegee....Henrietta.... & Medical Mistrust: Shifting the Narrative on Consent: Why I Joined a COVID-19 Clinical Trial
Featuring Kieta D. Mutepfa, MSW
Hosted February 23, 2021

Watch on YouTube
View recording and transcript here
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Voices and Experiences from Erie Team Members on the Vaccination Frontlines
Featuring a panel of Erie team members
Hosted February 9, 2021

View recording and transcript here
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COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS: Similarities,  Differences, and Common Questions 

Featuring Dr. Robert Fullilove - Professor Sociomedical Sciences at the  Columbia University Medical Center; Associate Dean, Community and Minority Affairs   
Hosted February 5, 2021

View recording and transcript here
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Updates in COVID Vaccinations and Therapeutics 
Featuring Dr. Claudia Hawkins, Northwestern
Hosted January 19, 2021

View recording and transcript here
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The COVID-19 Prevention Network Research Priorities and Vaccine Roll Out Challenges and Opportunities
Featuring Dr. Stephaun Wallace Director of External Relations, COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) & HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN)
Hosted December 17, 2020

View recording and transcript here
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COVID-19 testing and contact tracing among most vulnerable populations in the United States
Featuring Dr. John Schneider, University of Chicago
Hosted December 8, 2020

View recording and transcript here
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The First 401 Patients with COVID-19 at the University of Chicago: Lessons and Future Implications
Featuring Dr. Renslow Sherer, University of Chicago.
Hosted November 12, 2020

View recording and transcript here
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Maintaining Vaccine Confidence in the Midst of Madness – and Despite the Politics 
Featuring Mitchell Warren, Executive Director, AVAC 
Hosted October 27, 2020

View recording and transcript here
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AFC COVID-19 Grand Rounds with Daliah Medhi: Betwixt and Between, My COVID Journey (personal reflections on being a “long hauler”)
Hosted October 15, 2020 

View recording and transcript here
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AFC COVID-19 Grand Rounds with Norma Rolfsen: Living in Covidland
Hosted September 30, 2020 

View recording and transcript here
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AFC COVID-19 Grand Rounds with Dr. Monica Gandhi: Reasons for Facial Masking for COVID-19:  Transmission, Severity of Disease and Immunity 
Hosted September 15, 2020 

View recording and transcript here
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