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On The Pandemic

A RutgersCast series where university experts and leaders in health examine the critical challenges we face in our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Join host Mary Marchetta O’Dowd as she welcomes Dr. Denise Rodgers, RBHS Vice-Chancellor for Interprofessional Programs, to discuss the relationship between race and health, the state of health disparities in minority populations, and the steps we can take to change the landscape.

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    Join host Mary Marchetta O’Dowd as she welcomes Ashley Koning, director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling, who shares her insights on the partisan divide over the pandemic and the importance of polling to help us better understand our current situation as well as what it could mean for the future.

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    Host Mary Marchetta O’Dowd is joined by Lindy Washburn; health care reporter for NorthJersey.com, The Record, and USA Today; to discuss the challenges of reporting on COVID-19 and the larger ways in which the pandemic has impacted journalism.

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    Join host Mary Marchetta O’Dowd for “Kids and COVID: What We Know” with her guest, pediatrician Dr. Larry Kleinman, to explain some of the unique struggles that children face, sharing the latest facts and bringing some welcome perspective.

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    To cover the recent surge, prevention strategies, new health concerns, and what might be some light at the end of the tunnel, Mary speaks with Lewis Nelson, a practicing physician who has been on the frontlines from the beginning.

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    The latest episode of “On the Pandemic” features Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway discussing the unique challenges of leading the university forward in the time of COVID.

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    What will the holiday season look like? Guest Perry Halkitis of the School of Public Health shares some good news and steps we can take to safely regain a sense of normality this year.

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    As with most things in our lives, the sports world was turned upside down by the pandemic. Play came to a stop, athletes found themselves living in literal bubbles, and fans’ seats were replaced with cardboard cutouts—leaving us all dreaming of the day we could be together again.

    Now, the stands at Rutgers are filling up again and the cheers are back On the Banks.   

    To talk about the road to get here and where we stand, listen to this conversation with Pat Hobbs, Athletic Director at Rutgers University.

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    Listen to this month’s episode of the On The Pandemic podcast to find out how repopulation is going as 65,000 students return to campus after nearly 18 months away due to COVID-19, as well as the keys to success in the months ahead.

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    Host Mary Marchetta O’Dowd is joined by Dr. Perry Halkitis, dean, Rutgers School of Public Health, to discuss what to expect from the COVID-19 pandemic this summer, including mask and social distancing rules, variants and vaccines, and how leaders in public health are performing.

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    Host Mary Marchetta O’Dowd is joined by Richard Marlink, Director, Rutgers Global Health Institute, and Nir Eyal, Founder and Director, Center for Population-Level Bioethics to discuss what lessons have been learned from looking at COVID-19 from the global perspective.

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    Host Mary Marchetta O'Dowd is joined by Lawrence Kleinman (Chief, Division of Population Health, Quality, and Implementation Science) and Steven Barnett (Senior Co-Director of the National Institute of Early Education Research) to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the health and education of children.

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    In the latest installment of the On the Pandemic podcast, Rutgers' Mary O'Dowd is joined by Drs. Diane Colello and Bruce Ruck from NJPIES to explore some of the most common and most important questions about COVID-19 that New Jerseyans have been asking.

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    Host Mary Marchetta O’Dowd discusses the issues of trust and how it affects testing and vaccinations for COVID-19 with Shawn Hudson, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Robert Atkins, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. On The Pandemic is a biweekly RutgerCast series where university experts and leaders in health examine the critical challenges we face in our recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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    New Jersey Commissioner of Health Judith Persichilli and host Mary Marchetta O’Dowd reflect on the first anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss New Jersey’s investment in the infrastructure of public health and planning for the future. Listen and subscribe to RutgersCast on your favorite podcast platform.

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    Rutgers' experts discuss the emotional impact and mental health toll of the pandemic on us, our families, and our communities, and what strategies we can use to build resiliency. Listen and subscribe to RutgersCast on your favorite podcast platform.

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    Tune in to learn about Rutgers' experience during the pandemic and the tools and strategies being used to keep the university community safe. Mary Marchetta O'Dowd is joined by Drs. Vicente Gracias and Melodee Lasky, who have been leading the COVID-19 clinical and health policy programs for testing, contact tracing, and vaccinations.

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    This week, we explore vaccinations, the impact of the pandemic on our health care workers, and the surge in interest in health care education. Rutgers’ Mary O'Dowd joins expert faculty members Dean Robert Johnson and researcher Emily Barrett for this lively discussion.

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    In this premiere episode, Rutgers’ Mary O’Dowd speaks with Dr. Eddy Bresnitz, Medical Advisor for the NJDOH COVID-19 Response, to bring us a revealing look at the current distribution of the game-changing vaccine.

    *This podcast was recorded on Monday, January 11. Since the recording, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced an expansion of those currently eligible for COVID19 vaccination. Visit https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/vaccine for the latest information.