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On August 20, 2020, the National Academy of Medicine will host a free 90-minute webinar on Nursing’s Role in Health Equity, Public Health Emergencies, and COVID-19 – Critical Issues for The Future of Nursing 2020-2030. During the webinar, representatives from the NAM study on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 will share updates on the study’s status and seek public input on nurses’ roles in responding to COVID-19. A panel of experts will also discuss how nursing can advance health equity, the role of nurses in public health emergencies, and nurses’ experiences on the frontlines of COVID-19. Save the date and plan to join us on August 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

AGENDA
2:00 p.m. Welcome
Sue Hassmiller, RN, PhD, FAAN, Senior Scholar in Residence and Senior Advisor to the President on Nursing at the National Academy of Medicine
2:15 p.m. Achieving Health Equity
Lisa A. Cooper, MD, MPH, FACP, James F. Fries Professor of Medicine, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity
2:30 p.m. Nursing’s Role in Public Health Emergencies
Kristine Qureshi, PhD, RN, FAAN, CEN, PHNA-BC, Professor, Associate Dean for Research and Global Health Nursing, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, University of Hawaii at Manoa
2:45 p.m. Nurses Fighting COVID-19 on the Frontline
Frank Baez, RN, BS, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit Staff Nurse, NYU Langone Health
3:00 p.m. Q&A
3:25 p.m. Closing remarks and adjourn
Sue Hassmiller, RN, PhD, FAAN

Panelists

Lisa A. Cooper, MD, MPH, FACP
James F. Fries Professor of Medicine
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Lisa Cooper is an international thought leader on advancing health equity through her research on the ways race, racism, and socioeconomic factors shape patient care, and the ways patients and health systems, in partnership with communities, can improve health outcomes for socially disadvantaged populations. A general internist, social epidemiologist, and health services researcher, Dr. Cooper founded and currently directs the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity, where she, her research team and their healthcare and community partners collaborate to implement clinical trials, identify interventions that alleviate health disparities and translate these interventions into policy changes and community health benefits.  Dr. Cooper is a 2007 MacArthur Fellow and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Kristine Qureshi, PhD, RN, FAAN, CEN, PHNA-BC
Professor
Associate Dean for Research and Global Health Nursing 
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Dr. Kristine Qureshi currently serves as the Associate Dean for Research and Global Health at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and is dual board-certified in community/public health and emergency nursing.  In the global health arena, Dr. Qureshi serves as the Global Director for the International Council of Nurses Leadership for Change Program. She is also a member of the board of directors of the American Pacific Nurses Leadership Council and also serves as the Chair of its research committee. Dr. Qureshi has received funding for research and service from many agencies including the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, HRSA, World Health Organization, the Pacific Island Health Officers Association, International Council of Nurses, and other organizations. Her focused areas of research and service center healthcare workforce development and public health disaster preparedness and responder safety during bioevents.

Frank Baez, RN, BS
Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit Staff Nurse
NYU Langone Health

Frank Baez has worked in the healthcare industry for about 12 years when he first started at NYU Langone Health as a housekeeper. He is currently a Registered Nurse in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU), in the same hospital. Frank, inspired by his colleagues and supported by the leadership of NYU, became interested in pursuing a meaningful career in nursing. He is particularly drawn to critical care and in bridging the gaps in health disparities of vulnerable populations. Frank is a member of the New York City Men in Nursing and the National Association of Hispanic Nurses.

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