The next open session of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research (NACNR) will be held virtually on May 19, 2020 from 10:00am to 1:30pm ET. The public is welcome to view the open session virtually, and registration is not required.
The session will include presentations on the National Institute of General Medicine Strategic Planning Process and Tools and the National Institute of Nursing Research Strategic Planning Process and Portfolio Analysis.
The session can be viewed here. More details can be found here.
Resources for Healthcare Decision-Makers Responding to COVID-19 Workforce Concerns can be found at https://asprtracie.hhs.gov/Workforce-Virtual-Toolkit
This collection provides a curated set of resources and tools for decision-makers managing healthcare workforce challenges in response to the COVID-19 emergency.
Want to learn about the latest COVID-19 research happening here at home?
Meet online with researchers from the four federally-funded Clinical and Translational Science programs in Massachusetts to hear about how they’re working together to protect us from COVID-19.
They will offer a Community Forum each week for the next month so you can be part of these important conversations. After the featured presentation, they will discuss the health equity concerns raised by community constituents.
The second Community Forum is scheduled for Thursday, April 30, 4:00pm-5:00pm online via Zoom. It will be presented by Anastasia Khvorova, PhD, from the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science. Dr. Khvorova will present on RNA Therapeutics: Informational drugs as a Pandemic Response Tool. This talk will describe the development of siRNA-based approaches for modulation of COVID-19 in the lung in a three-month time frame.
To sign up, please fill out this form: https://tinyurl.com/yaa6dqw
Friday, April 24
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Short presentations from clinical and research leaders on the current COVID-19 pandemic. There will be opportunities to have some questions addressed.
1:00–1:05pm: Introduction to Symposium and Panelists
1:05–1:25pm: Andrew W. Artenstein, MD, Chief Physician Executive and Chief Academic Officer Baystate Health “COVID-19 in Western MA – Current State and Next Steps”
1:25–1:30pm: Brief Q&A period
1:30–1:45pm: Nick Reich, Associate Professor, SPHHS, UMass Amherst “How can COVID-19 Modeling Inform Decisions”
1:45–2:00pm: Andrew Lover, Assistant Professor, SPHHS, UMass Amherst “Serological Surveys to Assess SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Prevalence in Massachusetts using Self-Sampling”
2:00–2:15pm: George Corey, Director, UHS, UMass Amherst “COVID-19 Virus and Antibody Testing During the Reopening of the Campus”
2:15–2:30pm: UMass Amherst COVID-19 Response Teams (Face Shields – Meghan Huber, College of Engineering; VTM – Mike Daley, Cell Culture Facility, IALS)
2:30–3:00pm: Q&A period
Webinar Presentation – Wednesday, April 22 at 4:00 pm ET.
Presenter: Dr. Jay Butler, Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases, CDC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will share guidance with partners, public health practitioners, healthcare providers, and others working to protect the health of rural communities. To submit questions in advance, please e-mail email@example.com with “Rural Health Update 4/22” in the subject line.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_HUpRZmPETsuD9mtsDiTWHA
Due to the critical importance of safe food handling, Baystate Health may only consider donations from restaurants. Food from other sources is not accepted. All restaurant food donations must be coordinated through Catherine Smith at Baystate Health at Catherine.Smith2@baystatehealth.org. Requests will then be triaged to the appropriate location. This process helps ensure food safety guidelines are met and that the work site is prepared to receive and enjoy the delivery.
For the latest information, please visit www.baystatehealth.org/covid19.
Massachusetts is updating information pertaining to COVID-19 daily here
The CDC is updating information here
Baystate Health and Cooley Dickinson Health Care have set up Covid-19 sections on their websites which include recent updates, information for the public and their most recent COVID-19 metrics.
Two community resources for people who are struggling with managing a new life situation are https://www.look4help.org/ and https://www.413cares.org/
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is providing its latest communications and a set of resources here
April 29, 2020
1:00pm – 2:00pm
In this NINR Director’s Lecture, Dr. Barbara Riegel will discuss her research in self-care, which includes treatment adherence, condition monitoring, and self-management of symptoms.
Click here to register.
Webinar Presentation on Wednesday, April 8 at 4:00 pm ET.
Presenter: : Dr. Jay Butler, Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases, CDC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will share guidance with partners, public health practitioners, healthcare providers, and others working to protect the health of rural communities. To submit questions in advance, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with “Rural Health Update 4/8” in the subject line.
Registration required: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_c7OYhtMORraMfh7Exp0dBg