Virtual Community Research Exchange

On behalf of Co-Chairs Lee Pachter DO, Omar Khan MD and Marlene Saunders DSW, The ACCEL Program invites you to attend its

Virtual Community Research Exchange

where community and science converge…

Thursday, February 18, 2021
8:30am – 1:30pm

Keynote Speaker

Daniel Salmon, MPH, PhD

Professor and Director, Johns Hopkins Institute for Vaccine Safety,
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Dan Salmon is Professor and Director of the Institute for Vaccine Safety, at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He holds appointments in the Departments of International Health (Division: Global Disease Epidemiology & Control), and Health, Behavior & Society. He received his PhD at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and MPH at the Emory Rollins School of Public Health. He is broadly trained in vaccinology, with an emphasis in epidemiology, behavioral epidemiology, and health policy.

Dr. Salmon’s focus has been on determining the individual and community risks of vaccine refusal, understanding factors that impact vaccine acceptance, evaluating and improving state laws providing exemptions to school immunization requirements, developing systems and science in vaccine safety, and effective vaccine risk communication. He will review the above with regards to implications for COVID vaccinations and share his experience and advice regarding gaps in uptake thus far and opportunities for community engagement in improving these gaps.

Also scheduled for the day:

  • Panel Discussion: COVID-19 Impact and Priorities for Our Community
    • Representation from Delaware Division of Public Health, ChristianaCare, La Red Health Center, and Faith Community Nursing
  • Podium presentations on ACCEL-funded community projects
  • Virtual walk of the scientific poster gallery, featuring current ACCEL research projects

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