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) 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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September 17, 2020: From Vision to Reality: New UMB Community Engagement Center Waits Patiently to Open Its Doors

Perhaps the most important aspect of the new Community Engagement Center (CEC) is that it represents the fulfillment of a shared vision with the community it’s intended to serve. This edition's guests are Ashley Valis, MSW, executive director of strategic initiatives and community engagement; Tyrone Roper, MSW, director of the Community Engagement Center; and Ulysses Archie Jr., co-founder of Baltimore Gift Economy, a community nonprofit that — among other things — operates a discount fresh food market at the CEC.
(Watch the September 17 edition on YouTube)

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September 10, 2020: Arts and the Pandemic: How Artwork Can Relieve Stress During COVID-19

In this edition, Dr. Jarrell spoke with three contributors to UMB's own art and literary journal, 1807. Oksana Mishler, RDH, DHSc, clinical assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and a member of the UMB Council for the Arts & Culture; Erin Hagar, MA, MFA, senior instructional designer, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, also a member of the UMB Council for the Arts & Culture; and Roosevelt Hammett, officer with the UMB Police Department.
(Watch the September 10 edition on YouTube)

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August 20, 2020: Teaching in the Time of COVID-19

On May 20, in a UMB effort to gather research about the pandemic’s impact on teaching and learning, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Roger J. Ward, EdD, JD, MSL, MPA, asked University faculty to participate in a wide-ranging survey. As the UMB fall 2020 semester begins with Round 2 of mostly online learning, the fruits of the University’s faculty survey are finally ready to be shared.  A panel of faculty leaders joined substitute host Ward to help explain the survey results and field questions and comments from the audience.
(Watch the August 20 edition on YouTube)

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August 13, 2020: Teleworking During the COVID-19 Pandemic

For all the freedom telework has promised, it’s also come with a long list of real issues, like the emotional toll of reducing human contact to a bunch of little faces on a computer screen, challenges surrounding child care and schooling at home, bosses and colleagues with different expectations about the length of the workday or even the work week, and even insecurity about professional growth and advancement. This edition's guests have been right in the thick of it. Matt Lasecki, SPHR, is associate vice president of Human Resource Services (HRS), and Juliet Dickerson is director of staffing and career services in HRS.
(Watch the August 13 edition on YouTube)

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August 6, 2020: The Role of the University System of Maryland in Managing the COVID-19 Pandemic

The year 2020 began with great promise and opportunity for the former University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) president Jay A. Perman, MD. After tearful goodbyes here at UMB, the University System of Maryland (USM) embraced Perman as its new chancellor on Jan. 6. But just six weeks into the job, USM’s 12 institutions and three regional higher education centers, with 172,000 students and nearly 40,000 faculty and staff, were all caught in the surreal grip of a pandemic the likes of which almost no one alive has ever seen.
(Watch the August 6 edition on YouTube)

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July 30, 2020: Welcoming Dr. Postmus – New Dean Brings a Commitment to Service and Inclusiveness to UMB

Warm welcomes and well wishes were plentiful when University of Maryland, Baltimore Interim President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS, sat down with Judy L. Postmus, PhD, MSW, the new dean of the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Postmus began her term as the new dean of the UMSSW on July 1, and after a month on the job she was eager to greet the UMB community, talk about her experiences, and share the plans she has for students, faculty, staff, and alumni at the UMSSW. Part of those plans include a mostly virtual curriculum and a new course on structural oppression that will be offered both online and in-person.
(Watch the July 30 edition on YouTube)

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July 23, 2020: The Power of Partnership with President Pines

It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t speak effusively about the 34th president of the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) — Darryll J. Pines, PhD, MS. Upon announcing in February that Pines would take the reins this month of the state’s flagship public university, University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor Jay A. Perman, MD, cited some of his successes as dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering since 2009: outstanding student retention and graduation rates, goal-breaking philanthropic support, worldwide success of the Solar Decathlon team, and national recognition for the school’s chapter of Engineers without Borders.
(Watch the July 23 edition on YouTube)

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July 16, 2020: Inclusive Excellence During the COVID-19 Pandemic

It was March 5 when Gov. Larry Hogan delivered the bad news that Maryland had experienced its first case of COVID-19. Within just three weeks, every activity at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and most universities around the country was transformed, from telework and research restrictions to the cancellation of clinical placements and in-person didactic instruction. It was during that time that Damon A. Williams, PhD, chief catalyst for the Center for Strategic Diversity Leadership & Social Innovation and author of the best-selling books Strategic Diversity Leadership and The Chief Diversity Officer, quickly published The COVID-19 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Crisis Action Strategy Guide, aimed at helping college and university leaders ensure they were including and supporting everyone they were trying to help and not further hurting or stressing them.
(Watch the July 16 edition on YouTube)

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July 9, 2020: The Global Fight Against Infectious Disease

For the past couple of months, researchers and health professionals around the world have been dealing with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Joining live from Nigeria and Botswana were Alash’le Abimiku, PhD, professor of medicine, Institute of Human Virology (IHV), UMSOM; executive director, International Research Centre of Excellence at IHV-Nigeria; and senior technical advisor, laboratory services, Ciheb; and Ndwapi Ndwapi, MD, country director, Ciheb-Botswana.
(Watch the July 9 edition on YouTube)

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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)