Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds | Confronting Health Misinformation and Building a Healthy Information Environment

Posted by Nicholas Postelli for College of Health and Human Services

Note: The date for this event has changed. Once scheduled for Nov. 10, it is now scheduled for Dec. 15 to accommodate the speaker's schedule.

Virtual Conference Information

This conference will take place on WMU's Webex platform in a virtual setting. Registration is free. We will send the link/login information 24 hours before the event. This conference is hosted in part by WMU's Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Ph.D. Program.

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About the Session

Health misinformation has threatened the U.S. response to COVID-19 and continues to prevent Americans from getting vaccinated, prolonging the pandemic and putting lives at risk.  This session will discuss the impact of health misinformation and share ways we can confront health misinformation by helping individuals, families, and communities better identify and limit its spread. We will also highlight a number of ways institutions and organizations can approach this issue.

About the Speaker

Captain Joshua Devine, PharmD, PhD, is a U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officer who serves as regional health administrator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. In this role, he provides public health leadership in the region and supports the work of the Department with a focus on leading Americans to healthier lives. His jurisdiction comprises the diverse communities inhabiting six Midwestern states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Time: noon to 1:00pm
$0.00 This training is Free
We will send the WebEx link 24 hours before the event.
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