Mid-Southerners are invited to a virtual conversation with director of CDC, December 14


University of Tennessee Health Science Center is hosting Dr. Robert R. Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a virtual conversation on the pandemic and public health response.

Join Monday, December 14, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., for a conversation about the COVID-19 pandemic and public health response. Dr. Scott Strome is executive dean of the UTHSC College of Medicine will talk it through with Redfield.

“We have been friends and colleagues for many years,” Dr. Strome said in a press release. “This will be an opportunity for our campus and community to hear Dr. Redfield's perspectives on COVID-19—perspectives that will be directly applicable to health care providers, patients, businesses, and members of our community at large.”

Click here on December 14 and use passcode 901901 to join the conversation.

The event is sponsored by UTHSC College of Medicine and the UTHSC Faculty Senate.

UTHSC has hosted several previous virtual events for its faculty, students, and the public addressing different aspects of the pandemic.

In April they held a symposium that included Alisa Haushalter, director of the Shelby County Health Department and representatives of UTHSC and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. In July they held a second symposium that included representatives from UTHSC, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Le Bonheur, and the Alternate Care Hospital for COVID-19.

Both were geared primarily towards disseminating vital information from healthcare experts to healthcare practitioners but were open to anyone interested in attending.

[Information from press release]

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Cole Bradley is a native Memphian and graduate of the University of Memphis. Cole's worked locally as a researcher and community engagement strategist and began contributing to High Ground in Jan 2017.