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Lessons Learned from HBCU Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic


Date: June 30, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST

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The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic drastically impacted colleges’ and universities’ usual ways of teaching and engaging students. One Historical Black College and University (HBCU), North Carolina A&T University (NCAT), located in Greensboro, North Carolina, recognized the devastating impacts the pandemic was having on its students and their communities. In an effort to rapidly provide support and resources to students, a qualitative study was led by Dr. Jeannette Wade, Assistant Professor of Sociology, to understand HBCU students’ COVID-19 knowledge, sources of information, and planned precautions.

Please join Abraham Johnson, MPH, Dr. Jeannette Wade, Dr. Sharon Parker, and Mr. Wanya Gulley, a graduating student from NC, for a discussion of findings from the study,  an overview of lessons learned from protocols and policies implemented by HBCUs, and student perspectives that will help inform responses to future pandemics or other public health emergencies.

Photo of Abraham JohnsonModerator: Abraham Johnson, MPH, HIV Community Engagement Officer, Treatment Action Group




photo of Dr. Jeanette Wade, black woman wearing a Black Lives Matter shirtDr. Jeannette M. Wade, Assistant Professor of Sociology




Photo of Sharon Parker, black woman smiling and wearing brightly colored shirtDr. Sharon D Parker, Interim Associate Dean of Research and Innovation for the Hairston College of Health and Human Sciences and



photo of wanya gully, black man wearing a pink shirtMr. Wanya Gully, Graduating Student from North Carolina A&T University

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