Upcoming Lecture to Focus on Social Inequalities and Health Disparities Connected to COVID-19

October 23, 2020 | COVID-19, UToday, Medicine and Life Sciences, Nursing, UTMC
By Tyrel Linkhorn

The 13th annual Dorothy Hussain Distinguished Lectureship will explore how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted social inequalities and health disparities in northwest Ohio and throughout the country.


The virtual event, hosted by The University of Toledo College of Nursing, will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, via Webex. The presentation is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Dr. Brian Dolsey from ProMedica Physicians Cardiology will be the keynote speaker.

Dolsey is board certified in cardiology and interventional cardiology and is active in a number of community health initiatives, including ProMedica’s Barbershop Health and Wellness Program.

“COVID-19 has shown that our country is divided, fractured and vulnerable to misinformation,” Dolsey said. “Healthcare providers should focus on education regarding mitigation for this virus and preventative medicine as we work to ensure the health of our entire community.”

Other panelists include:

• Linda Lewandowski, dean of the College of Nursing and vice provost for Health Affairs and Interprofessional and Community Partnerships;

• Jennifer Hanrahan, assistant professor in the College of Medicine and Life Sciences and chief of the Division of Infectious Disease at The University of Toledo Medical Center; and

• Kelli Chovanec, a registered nurse and system director for acute and ambulatory care navigation at ProMedica.

The lecture is named after the late Dorothy Gladys Hussain, whose professional career spanned 32 years as a staff nurse and critical care nurse at the former Medical College of Ohio Hospital. She was known for patient advocacy and championing patients’ rights.

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