Health Forum of West Michigan - COVID-19 and Health Disparities

Friday, December 4, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students

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Panelists will provide an insight on COVID-19 and health disparities.  The audience has the opportunity to engage in a Q & A session following the presentations.

Jean Nagelkerk, PhD, FNP, FNAP

Vice Provost for Health Grand Valley State University

Jesse M. Bernal, PhD

Vice President for Inclusion and Equity Executive Associate for Presidential Initiatives


Khan Nedd, MD

Founder and Chief Medical Officer Infusion Associates and CEO – Answer Health

Robert Orellana, PhD, MPH

COVID-19 Corps, Senior Epidemiologist, MDHHS CDC Foundation

Leslie Pelkey, MD

CMO Cherry Health

Platform: Zoom Webinar, registered participants will be sent a Zoom link a few days prior to the event

The Health Forum of West Michigan is hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Health and Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center at Grand Valley State University and is scheduled on the first Friday of each month during the academic year.  The forums are coordinated under the collaborative leadership of our community partners with sponsorship provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

The purpose of the Health Forum is to offer a venue for open discussion on health topics pertinent to the well-being of the community.


All Health Forum of West Michigan events are free and open to the public.

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Contact Information

Diane Dykstra at or 616-331-5876.

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This event was added to the calendar by Diane Dykstra ( on Thursday, October 22, 2020 and was last updated on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 11:45 a.m.