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Grand Seminar to focus on COVID-19 and the future of health care

| By Molly Robey
Leana Wen, M.D., emergency physician and public health professor at George Washington University

Loyola University Maryland’s academic division of natural and applied sciences will present the 2020 Grand Seminar as a livestreamed event on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m. This year’s Grand Seminar will feature keynote speaker Leana Wen, M.D., emergency physician and public health professor at George Washington University. Wen is also a contributing columnist for The Washington Post and an on-air commentator for CNN as a medical analyst. Previously, she served as Baltimore's Health Commissioner.

Wen will discuss COVID-19 and the future of health care. Community members are invited to submit questions for Wen on the topic of her talk in advance and no later than noon on Thursday, Nov. 12. Questions can be sent to sciences@loyola.edu.

“Dr. Leana Wen's talk on COVID-19 and the future of health care is not only timely, but also continues the Grand Seminar's reputation as a destination for world-renowned speakers,” said Bahram Roughani, Ph.D., associate dean for the natural and applied sciences. “The talk focuses on the pandemic, while Dr. Wen's strong connection to Baltimore makes our 2020 Grand Seminar very special. Members of the natural and applied sciences programs at Loyola University Maryland are delighted to host Dr. Wen as our speaker for this signature event at Loyola University Maryland.”

Wen earned her medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine. Wen, who completed her residency training at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, was named one of Modern Healthcare's Top 50 Physician-Executives and TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2019.

For more information about the event and a link to the event, go to www.loyola.edu/grandseminar.

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