Virtual Face to Face with Dr. Bruce Jarrell

Virtual Face to Face with Dr. Bruce Jarrell

Virtual Face to Face with Dr. Bruce Jarrell is a weekly interview program that serves as a forum for University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Interim President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS, to explore issues of interest to the UMB community with subject matter experts from UMB, government and health officials, and others.

Previous Sessions

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June 25, 2020: COVID-19 and Clinician Burnout

Consider the words of Eileen McStay, an ER nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City back in March: "I have worked the last four days, and I have cried every day. I haven't had a hug in seven days, not from my kids. Not from my parents. And it kills me." So, what is being done and what can be done to provide the care that our care providers so clearly need? Joining Dr. Jarrell are Patricia Attman, MD, clinical assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine; and Delia Chiaramonte, MD, MS, medical director of integrative and palliative medicine and co-chair of the physician wellness committee at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
(Watch the June 25 edition on YouTube)

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June 18, 2020: Voting and Elections During the COVID-19 Pandemic

“America is Woefully Unprepared for a COVID-19 Election.” That’s the headline from an in-depth exploration in Vanity Fair. From the looks of things, that may be right. Larry Gibson, LLB, the Morton & Sophia Macht Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, joined University of Maryland, Baltimore Interim President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS, to discuss voting and elections during the COVID-19 pandemic.
(Watch the June 18 edition on YouTube)

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June 15, 2020: Researching the Use of the Oral Polio Vaccine as it Relates to COVID-19

Robert Gallo, MD, the Homer & Martha Gudelsky Distinguished Professor in Medicine, co-founder and director of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and co-founder and international scientific advisor of the Global Virus Network (GVN), and Shyam Kottilil, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, director of IHV’s Clinical Care and Research Division, and member of GVN, suggest the oral polio vaccine, developed in the 1950s, could provide temporary protection against COVID-19 or at the very least greatly reduce morbidity. Watch the entire discussion of Gallo’s and Kottilil’s work in this special edition of Virtual Face to Face with Dr. Bruce Jarrell. 
(Watch the June 15 edition on YouTube)

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June 11, 2020: Coping and Thriving as a Community During a Pandemic

A Pew Research Center study released May 26 says the areas hardest hit by COVID-19 deaths generally have higher shares of residents living in urban or densely populated suburban areas, and those residents are much more likely to be non-white. The same inequities can be seen in employment, distance learning resources, access to health care, and much more. Bronwyn Mayden, MSW, associate dean at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and executive director of the Promise Heights initiative, was joined by Alvin Hathaway Sr., DMin, PhD, senior pastor of Union Baptist Church in Druid Hill, a powerful voice for change and empowerment in Baltimore, and longtime University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) partner.
(Watch the June 11 edition on YouTube)

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June 4, 2020: Nurturing Baltimore's Minds, Bodies, and Spirits

During a time of rage, sadness, and introspection about racism and injustice in America, many people are feeling powerless and desperate for change. It is a painful and pivotal time for the nation, and it’s more important than ever for people to come together and take action. To discuss and gain insight on this topic, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Interim President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS, sat down with Pro Football Hall of Famer, former Ravens linebacker, and UMB Foundation board member Ray Lewis on the June 4 edition of Virtual Face to Face with Dr. Bruce Jarrell.
(Watch the June 4 edition on YouTube)

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May 28, 2020: Relationships Under Lockdown

Imagine spending every hour of every day at home with the ones you love. Sounds like a dream, or does it? The May 28 edition of Virtual Face to Face with Dr. Bruce Jarrell featured guest Geoffrey Greif, PhD, University of Maryland School of Social Work professor and the author of several books on couples, sibling, and male “buddy” relationships, and soon a new book exploring connections with in-laws.
(Watch the May 28 edition on YouTube)

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May 21, 2020: Psychologist's Tips for Staying Mentally Healthy During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic represents not just a medical crisis, but also a mental health crisis for millions of Americans. Threats to mental health and how to overcome them during long periods of isolation was the subject of the May 21 edition of Virtual Face to Face with Dr. Bruce Jarrell. Joining University of Maryland, Baltimore Interim President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS, to lend her expertise was Michelle Pearce, PhD, clinical psychologist and associate professor at the University of Maryland Graduate School.
(Watch the May 21 edition on YouTube)

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May 14, 2020: Latest Developments in Vaccines and Therapies

More than 200 viewers were already logged in and eager to watch the May 14 edition of Virtual Face to Face with Dr. Bruce Jarrell even before the guest joined the event. Kathleen Neuzil, MD, MPH, director of the University of Maryland, Baltimores Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health, is at the center of the global effort to find a vaccine to prevent COVID-19.
(Watch the May 14 edition on YouTube)

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May 7, 2020: COVID-19 and Violence Against Women

In many cases victims of domestic violence and abuse are in lockdown with their abusers, often so fearful of coronavirus infection they avoid medical treatment of injuries. And others, vulnerable to abuse, are finding it difficult to access support services whose staff may be in lockdown at home themselves. These issues are discussed with two prominent thought leaders: Ambassador Susan Esserman, JD, founder and director of the University of Maryland Support, Advocacy, Freedom, and Empowerment (SAFE) Center at the University of Maryland School of Public Health; and Leigh Goodmark, JD, the Marjorie Cook Professor of Law and co-director of the Clinical Law Program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
(Watch the May 7 edition on YouTube)

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April 30, 2020: How the State is Responding to the Pandemic and What to Expect Moving Forward

This edition features University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law professor and UM Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) director Michael Greenberger, JD. Greenberger founded CHHS in 2002 as a nonprofit group and academic center committed to maximizing organizational resilience before, during, and after an emergency event. As a Carey Law professor, his courses include Law and Policy of Emergency Public Health Response, Law and Policy of Emergency Management, and much more. The discussion features legal challenges facing health care providers and patients in long-term care facilities.
(Watch the April 30 edition on YouTube)

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April 23, 2020: Managing Disasters and Crises

This edition focused on how leadership responds to crises and featured Norman R. Augustine, MSE, who is UMB's President's Distinguished Scholar and the retired CEO of Lockheed Martin, and Linda R. Gooden, MBA, chair of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents and former executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Services.
(Watch the April 23 edition on YouTube)

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April 16, 2020: Addressing Students’ Concerns

This edition focused on issues facing UMB students during the COVID-19 crisis. Panelists included Roger J. Ward, EdD, JD, MSL, MPA, interim provost, executive vice president, and dean of the UMB Graduate School; Flavius R.W. Lilly, PhD, MA, MPH, associate vice president, academic and student affairs; Patty Alvarez, PhD, MS, assistant vice president, student affairs; Emilia Petrillo, LCSW-C, executive director of the Student Counseling Center; and Amy Ramirez, MA, director of the Office of International Services.
(Watch the April 16 edition on YouTube)

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April 9, 2020: Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health

In the inaugural edition of this weekly program, Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS, interim president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, talks with two faculty members of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, James D. Campbell, MD, MS, and Wilbur H. Chen, MD, MS. Both are infectious disease specialists who perform research at the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health.
(Watch the April 9 edition on YouTube)