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COVID-19 Expert Panel

Expert discussion of COVID-19 topics of interest to the public and the media.
When: Thursday, March 12 at 2 PM EDT and Monday, March 16 at 2 PM EDT

Monday, Mar 16, 2020, 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT


Newswise Live Expert Panel discussion of unique angles to the COVID-19 outbreak of interest to the public and the media, including public health, testing, business and financial markets, 2020 elections, and more.

Experts from institutions including Binghamton University, AACC, Rutgers, Weill Cornell Medical College, Georgetown, and more will participate in a two-part series of moderated expert panels covering a wide variety of topics, with questions prepared by Newswise editors and submissions from media attendees.

THURSDAY March 12 at 2 PM EDT
XinQi Dong, MD, Rutgers University (Epidemiology)
Zhaohui Chen, PhD, University of Virginia (Finance)
Ali Khan, M.D., M.P.H, University of Nebraska Medical Center (Public Health)
Valerie Reyna, PhD, Cornell University (Psychology)
Tom Ewing, PhD, Virginia Tech (History)

MONDAY March 16 at 2 PM EDT
Carmen Wiley, PhD, President, American Association for Clinical Chemistry (Lab Testing)
Dean Headley, PhD Wichita State University (Airline Industry and Travel)
Jennifer Horney, PhD, University of Delaware (Epidemiology)
Dawn Bowdish PhD, McMaster University (Immunology)
Daniel McKeever, PhD, Binghamton University (Finance)

When: Thursday, March 12 at 2 PM EDT and Monday, March 16 at 2 PM EDT

Where: Newswise Live event space on Zoom -

This live event will also be recorded and transcribed for use by media and communicators after it is concluded.

Registration is closed for this event.

For more information or questions, please email:

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