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COVID In Black|Episode 1: Honest Conversations about COVID-19 in Black Communities

This is the inaugural episode of the COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN’s) COVID in Black discussion series. The episode will highlight the panelists' activities they are involved in to engage their communities and networks in clinical trial research. The focus will be on the importance of building trust in Black communities to facilitate diverse enrollment in clinical trials.

The panelists will discuss the importance of increasing awareness and knowledge about COVID-19 clinical trials, factors to consider when making decisions to enroll in COVID-19 clinical trials, and what is needed to support acceptability and uptake of an approved COVID-19 vaccine in Black communities.


  • Rachel B. Isaka, MD, MAS: Assistant professor, Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center & University of Washington
  • Orlando O. Harris, PhD, RN, FNP, MPH: Assistant Professor of nursing, Department of Community Health Systems, School of Nursing,University of California, San Francisco.
  • Errol L Fields, MD, PhD, MPH: Assistant Professor, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, John Hopkins School of Medicine.
  • Marlon M. Bailey, PhD, MFA: Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies, African American Studies in the School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University.
  • Stephaun E. Wallace, PhD, MS: Director of External Relations, COVID-19 Prevention Network and Staff Scientist, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutch.

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  • Start Date: 9/24/2020, 9:00 PM
  • End Date: 9/24/2020, 11:00 PM

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