Learn how to protect yourself and your family from COVID, at UCLA webinar Thursday, Jan. 13, 5:30-7 p.m.

UCLA is hosting an education seminar to present facts about COVID-19 testing, prevention and treatment for the Black and Latinx community. Black and Latinx physicians, researchers and scientists from UCLA and AltaMed Health Systems will share important information that can help you and your family stay safe during COVID.

The webinar is Thursday, January 13, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., and is hosted by UCLA’s Academic Advancement Program and UCLA’s BRITE Center for Science, Research and Policy

“As part of the Martin Luther King time of service, attend and bring three family members or friends from your community to this important presentation, and ask questions about COVID-19,” said Vickie Mays, a professor of psychology in the UCLA College and of health policy and management at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health, who directs the National Institutes of Health–funded UCLA BRITE Center for Science, Research and Policy and is a special advisor to UCLA’s chancellor on Black life, and co-organized the webinar. “It takes all of us to keep all of us healthy and well.”

In addition to Dr. Mays, panelists will be Dr. Medell Briggs-Malonson with the UCLA Health and Clinic System and Emergency Medicine; Dr. Sherrill Brown, Infectious Disease Specialist with AltaMed; and Dr. Omai Garner with UCLA Health Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. They will be speaking, countering myths and misinformation, and answering questions.

The webinar’s primary audiences are UCLA faculty, staff and students and their families, who are concerned about COVID-19 in the Black and Latinx communities, including students in UCLA’s Academic Advancement Program (AAP), the nation’s largest university-based student diversity program. Since its creation in 1971, AAP has served more than 50,000 students, including more than 5,500 in spring 2020, more than 70% of whom were first-generation college students. AAP offers summer programs for incoming freshmen and transfer students before they start their first year at UCLA, and provides college counseling and peer learning during the school year, as well as graduate student mentoring.

Register for the webinar at https://uclaaapcovid19workshop.eventbrite.com.