Health Forum panelists to discuss pandemic's impact on education

Students are pictured in class, taking notes and wearing masks
Students in Felix Ngassa's chemistry class are pictured in the fall semester. Panelists at a virtual event will discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on education.
Image credit - Amanda Pitts

President Philomena V. Mantella will join other panelists at the next Health Forum of West Michigan event to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on K-12 and higher education.

"COVID-19 and Education: Challenges and Adaptations" will be held virtually Friday, March 5, from 8-9:30 a.m. Register online prior to noon on March 4 to receive a Zoom invitation.

Panelists are Mantella; Bill Pink, president of Grand Rapids Community College; Sheila A. Alles, chief deputy superintendent for the State of Michigan; and Elizabeth Hertel, director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

This is the last Health Forum of West Michigan event for the semester. The series is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; partnering with Grand Valley's Office of the Vice Provost for Health are the Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center; MSU College of Human Medicine; and the Michigan Center for Clinical Systems Improvement.


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