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The 19th Represents

Resilience and Recovery: Health Care, Vaccines and The Road Back from COVID-19

Originally aired March 11, 2021
Presented by

Join The 19th for an afternoon of critical conversations on the nation’s fight to defeat the COVID pandemic — and the lessons we’ve learned from it. 

We’ll hear from the top women leading the Biden-Harris administration’s coronavirus response, state leaders blazing the trail in vaccine distribution, and the frontline researchers and health care workers battling misinformation and racial disparities as they race to get shots in arms. 

View the full schedule and our outstanding lineup of speakers below. Registration is absolutely free! To be notified of future 19th events, sign up for our newsletter.

Speakers

Abigail Echo-Hawk
Abigail Echo-Hawk
Director, Urban Indian Health Institute
Amanda Becker
Amanda Becker
Washington Correspondent, The 19th
Dr. Amanda P. Williams headshot
Dr. Amanda P. Williams
OB/GYN and Maternity Director, Kaiser Permanente, Northern California
Amira Carson, headshot
Amira Carson-Carey
Mother
Dr. Angela Rasmussen headshot
Dr. Angela Rasmussen
Virologist/Affiliate, Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security
Anne Zink headshot
Dr. Anne Zink
Alaska Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Eva Galvez headshot
Dr. Eva Galvez
Board Chair, Migrant Clinicians Network
Evelyn Perez-Verdia headshot
Evelyn Perez-Verdia
CEO and Anti-disinformation Advocate, We Are Más
Gina Clark headshot
Gina Clark (sponsor)
Executive Vice President, AmerisourceBergen
Jessica Malaty-Rivera headshot
Jessica Malaty-Rivera
Science Communication Lead, The COVID Tracking Project
Ko Bragg headshot
Ko Bragg
General Assignment Reporter, The 19th
Dr. Laura Erickson-Schroth headshot
Dr. Laura Erickson-Schroth
Psychiatrist, Hetrick-Martin Institute for LGBTQ+ Youth
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska headshot
Sen. Lisa Murkowski
U.S. Senator, R-Alaska
Marcella Nunez-Smith headshot
Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith
Chair, Biden-Harris COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force
Melissa E. Clarke headshot
Melissa E. Clarke (sponsor)
Physician Clinical Transformation Consultant, 3M
Dr. Michelle Nichols portrait
Dr. Michelle Nichols
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs & Medical Director, Morehouse School of Medicine
Mojdeh Poul headshot
Mojdeh Poul (sponsor)
EVP, Health Care Business Group, 3M
Omar Vargas headshot
Omar Vargas (sponsor)
VP, Global Government Affairs, 3M
Rochelle Walensky headshot
Dr. Rochelle Walensky
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Samantha Artiga headshot
Samantha Artiga
VP and Director, Racial Equity and Health Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation
Sara Bareilles headshot
Sara Bareilles
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter
Seema Yasmin headshot
Dr. Seema Yasmin
Public Health Doctor, Disease Disinformation Expert, Stanford University
Shefali Luthra headshot
Shefali Luthra
Health Care Reporter, The 19th

Schedule

Keynote conversation | 1:04 p.m. CT

  • Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, Chair, Biden-Harris COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force
  • Moderator: Shefali Luthra, Health Care Reporter, The 19th

Keynote conversation | 1:36 p.m. CT

  • U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
  • Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska Chief Medical Officer
  • Moderator: Amanda Becker, Washington Correspondent, The 19th

Sponsor session by 3M | 2:09 p.m. CT

  • Melissa E. Clarke, Consultant, Physician Clinical Transformation, 3M
  • Mojdeh Poul, EVP, Health Care Business Group, 3M
  • Omar Vargas, VP, Global Government Affairs, 3M

Performance | 2:14 p.m. CT

  • Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles: “Brave”

Panel discussion | 2:19 p.m. CT

Misinformation Nation
How to build trust — and get America vaccinated

  • Evelyn Perez-Verdia, CEO and Anti-Disinformation Advocate, We Are Más
  • Dr. Angela Rasmussen, Virologist/Affiliate, Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security
  • Dr. Amanda P. Williams, OB/GYN and Maternity Director, Kaiser Permanente, Northern California
  • Dr. Seema Yasmin, Public Health Doctor, Disease Disinformation Expert, Stanford University
  • Moderator: Jessica Malaty Rivera, Science Communication Lead, The COVID Tracking Project

Panel discussion | 2:55 p.m. CT

The 19th Reports: Imani’s Story
Hear how a Black mother fought for equitable health care for her infant son — from repeat heart surgeries to COVID infections — amid a pandemic and a summer of racial reckoning.

  • Amira Carson-Carey and baby Imani  
  • Moderator: Ko Bragg, General Assignment Reporter, The 19th

Panel discussion | 3:10 p.m. CT

Lessons Worth Learning
How COVID widened gaps in our health care systems — and what we can do about it.

  • Dr. Michelle Nichols, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs & Medical Director, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Abigail Echo-Hawk, Director, Urban Indian Health Institute
  • Dr. Laura Erickson-Schroth, Psychiatrist, Hetrick-Martin Institute for LGBTQ+ Youth
  • Dr. Eva Galvez, Board Chair, Migrant Clinicians Network
  • Moderator: Samantha Artiga, VP and Director, Racial Equity and Health Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation

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