ACSM Celebrates Black History Month with Special Webinar on COVID-19 Vaccine Adoption and the Black Community
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ACSM Celebrates Black History Month with Special Webinar on COVID-19 Vaccine Adoption and the Black Community

Feb 08, 2021

COVID-19-vaccine-and-the-black-community-go-to-webinar-pageFebruary is Black History Month! It’s a dedicated time to acknowledge the contributions of Black people to American society and culture, as well as a time to reflect on the racial injustices and discrimination still taking place today.

As part of Black History Month, ACSM will host a a special webinar from 4-5 p.m. EST on February 18. ACSM President NiCole Keith, Ph.D., FACSM, will moderate a discussion with vaccine expert Paul Offit, M.D.; and physicians Tina Master, M.D., FACSM; and Alex McDonald, M.D., on the current epidemiology of COVID-19, immunizations and the importance of vaccine acceptance, especially in Black communities, to end the pandemic.

The webinar learning objectives include: 
• Understand the current epidemiologic trends of COVID-19 and the implications of emerging genetic variants on the pandemic
• Describe the current state of vaccine development, those being distributed and the role that vaccines will play in ending the pandemic
• Learn how to advocate for patients, especially those in Black communities, to maximize vaccine acceptance

Register for the This Is Our Shot: COVID-19 Vaccine Adoption and the Black Community webinar 

 

If you missed the start of ACSM's month-long celebration, be sure to view this special blog and video message from Dr. Keith. ACSM will round out its Black History Month celebration in the next few weeks by highlighting the work of ACSM Fellows Daheia J. Barr-Anderson, Ph.D., and L. Jerry Brandon, Ph.D.

ACSM Celebrates Black History Month with Special Webinar on COVID-19 Vaccine Adoption and the Black Community

Feb 08, 2021

COVID-19-vaccine-and-the-black-community-go-to-webinar-pageFebruary is Black History Month! It’s a dedicated time to acknowledge the contributions of Black people to American society and culture, as well as a time to reflect on the racial injustices and discrimination still taking place today.

As part of Black History Month, ACSM will host a a special webinar from 4-5 p.m. EST on February 18. ACSM President NiCole Keith, Ph.D., FACSM, will moderate a discussion with vaccine expert Paul Offit, M.D.; and physicians Tina Master, M.D., FACSM; and Alex McDonald, M.D., on the current epidemiology of COVID-19, immunizations and the importance of vaccine acceptance, especially in Black communities, to end the pandemic.

The webinar learning objectives include: 
• Understand the current epidemiologic trends of COVID-19 and the implications of emerging genetic variants on the pandemic
• Describe the current state of vaccine development, those being distributed and the role that vaccines will play in ending the pandemic
• Learn how to advocate for patients, especially those in Black communities, to maximize vaccine acceptance

Register for the This Is Our Shot: COVID-19 Vaccine Adoption and the Black Community webinar 

 

If you missed the start of ACSM's month-long celebration, be sure to view this special blog and video message from Dr. Keith. ACSM will round out its Black History Month celebration in the next few weeks by highlighting the work of ACSM Fellows Daheia J. Barr-Anderson, Ph.D., and L. Jerry Brandon, Ph.D.

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Our Mission

The Greater New York Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine has set goals to

1)  Promote and advance professions related to the science of exercise as medicine;

2)  Build relationships that foster growth and collaboration with other organizations, physicians, scientists, and educators concerned with the science of exercise and related fields;

3)  Arrange mutual meetings of physicians, educators, clinicians and scientists;

4)  Make available post-graduate education in fields related to these sciences;

5)  Initiate, promote and correlate research in these fields;

Membership

 Benefits
- Discounts to Chapter meetings and events
- Newsletter highlighting chapter events and news
- Opportunities to present at meetings, forums and events
- Access to student scholarship and award programs
- Opportunities to network with exercise science, sports medicine, clinical exercise, and allied health professionals
- Information regarding regional graduate programs, internships, and job opportunities

Chapter Leadership

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Galila Werber, PhD

President
Amerigo Rossi

Amerigo Rossi, EdD, FACSM

President-elect
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Mary Allison Murphy, PhD, EP-C, CSCS

Immediate Past President
Christine Persaud

Christine Persaud, MD

Secretary
Norberto Quiles

Norberto Quiles, EdD

Treasurer
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Neal Pire MA, CEP, CSCS, FACSM

Executive Director