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Evelyn R. Hayes Innovations in Healthcare Virtual Symposium

The silver linings of COVID-19 in education, practice and research

The 2021 Evelyn R. Hayes Innovations in Healthcare Symposium will be held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, April 13, and focus on the slver linings of COVID-19 in education, practice and research, within the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences and beyond.

Morning Session: 10 a.m. to Noon

— Welcome and address from Kathleen S. Matt, dean of the College of Health Sciences, who will discuss how UD CHS has responded to COVID as an academic health center.

— Keynote address by Dr. David Willis, senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy, whose talk is entitled, “Building Back Better: Connecting the Medical Home and Community to advance the wellbeing of our next generation of children."

— Panel discussion and question-and-answer session to follow featuring:

    - Mary Dozier, Unidel Amy duPont Chair Child Development at University of Delaware

    - Dr. Rick Hong, medical director, State of Delaware

    - Dr. Jan Lee, CEO of the Delaware Health Information Network

    - Dr. David Willis, senior fellow, Center for the Study of Social Policy

    - Sarah Bianchi, former head of economic and domestic policy for then-Vice President Joe Biden and senior managing director at Evercore ISI

Afternoon Session: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

— Guided meditation lead by Mike Mackenzie and Alyssa Whittaker

— Panel discussion on how COVID-19 has advanced education, practice and research at UD and through the community, moderated by Rita Landgraf, director of the UD Partnership for Healthy Communities featuring:

    - Carolyn Haines, director of UD Nurse Managed Primary Care Center

    - Heiddy DiGregorio, director of simulation

    - Allan Carlsen, assistant professor and director of UD's Healthcare Theatre

    - Jen Horney, professor and founding director of UD's epidemiology program

    - Martha Hall, professor and director of UD's Innovation Health Design Lab

— Questions and answer session to follow.

For further information, please visit: https://www.udel.edu/007974

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