If you didn’t have the opportunity to join us on April 8, here’s what you missed!

On April 8, 2021, Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) hosted a virtual “Town Hall:  FACTS & MYTHS about the Covid-19 Vaccines” co-sponsored by the MCNY Faculty Council and the MCNY Library with special thanks to Dr. Philip Dodd-Nufrio. Our panel of experts discussed the controversy surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines with a focus on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting African-American, LatinX, and other U.S. minority communities.

Our Moderator was Dominick Boyce, NAACP Health Committee Chair and MCNY MPA Professor

The panelists included:

Vickie Powell, PharmD, MS, FASHP

Site Director: New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The Allen Hospital, Lawrence Hospital, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital

Julia Iyasere, MD MBA

Executive Director, Dalio Center for Health Justice, Vice President, New York-Presbyterian and Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUIMC

Jedan Phillips, MD

Associate Professor of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine, Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University

Aylia Doomes

NAACP Next Gen Leader and Medical Student, CUNY School of Medicine