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Vaccine Center Events

At NYU Langone’s Vaccine Center, engaging members of the community is an essential part of our mission. Our experts understand the need to communicate effectively about vaccines and preventive health and ensure people receive accurate, up-to-date information about COVID-19 and other illnesses.

Our events are open to the public and take place online. May of our town halls are recorded, and links to the recordings are available below.

COVID-19 Vaccine Town Halls

In partnership with infectious disease experts and community leaders, NYU Langone’s Vaccine Center presents a series of COVID-19 Vaccine Town Halls.

Virtual Town Hall: COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Families

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

In this town hall, we welcomed families to join a discussion about what to consider when deciding to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Families were encouraged to join with their children and to ask the experts questions. This virtual town hall was hosted by the Vaccine Center, the Community Health Worker Research and Resource Center, the NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the NYU Community Engagement Alliance Initiative, and Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. Watch here.

Panel Moderator:

Malcolm A. Punter, EdD, MBA, President and CEO, Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc.

Panelists:

Mark J. Mulligan, MD, Director, Vaccine Center and Director, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, NYU Langone
Christiana Nichols, MD, Pediatrician, Nichols Pediatrics
Tinisha Carswell, Parent and Member of the Patient Advisory Board for NYU Langone’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Virtual Town Hall: COVID-19 Vaccines, Safety, and Side Effects

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Presented in partnership with the International Rescue Committee, this virtual town hall focused on the COVID-19 vaccines available in New York and New Jersey and answered questions about their safety, effectiveness, and side effects. Experts also answered questions about whether the vaccines are halal and why it’s important to get the vaccine for your health and for your community’s health.

Panel Moderators:

Avigail Ziv, Executive Director, New York and New Jersey International Rescue Committee
Daniel Kaingu, Community Outreach Worker, International Rescue Committee

Panelists:

Purvi S. Parikh, MD, Researcher, Vaccine Center
Stephanie Sterling, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, and Site Co-Lead and Researcher, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn
Hisham Yousif, MD, Physician, Mount Sinai Hospital

Telephone Town Hall: COVID-19’s Impact on Black and Hispanic Communities

Friday, April 23, 2021

Presented by the AARP, this telephone town hall provided a live question-and-answer session on the impact of COVID-19 on older Black and Hispanic communities as well as COVID-19 vaccines. Listen here.

Panel Moderators:

Reggie Nance and Maggie Castro, Associate State Directors, Multicultural Engagement, AARP

Panelists:

Aisha Langford, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health, and Co-Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute Recruitment and Retention Core
Angelica Cifuentes Kottkamp, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, and Site Lead and Researcher, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Mark J. Mulligan, MD, Director, Vaccine Center and Director, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, NYU Langone

Community Outreach and Food Distribution: Educational Outreach for COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

Friday, April 23, 2021

In collaboration with The Migrant Kitchen, team members from the Vaccine Center satellite site at Bellevue hosted a (socially distanced) community engagement event where we provided answers to questions relating to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. Through this educational outreach effort, attendees discussed COVID-19 vaccines and the impact that the history of clinical research trials has had on present-day hesitancy. Additionally, we distributed 150 hot meals to members of the community, patients, and healthcare workers through The Migrant Kitchen Initiative.

Virtual Town Hall: COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for Healthcare Professionals

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Presented by the Jewish Orthodox Women’s Medical Association (JOWMA), this town hall provided a live forum for healthcare professionals regarding what they need to know about COVID-19 vaccines. Topics included understanding and addressing COVID-19 vaccine safety and side effects for pregnant women, debunking misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines, and vaccine hesitancy in the Orthodox Jewish community. Watch here.

Panel Moderators:

Miriam Knoll, MD, President, JOWMA
Alan Kadish, MD, President, Touro College

Panelists:

Mark J. Mulligan, MD, Director, Vaccine Center and Director, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, NYU Langone
Valerie Altmann, MD, Obstetrician-Gynecologist (OB-GYN), Northwell Health
Dorit Reiss Rubinstein, PhD, Professor of Law, University of California Hastings College of the Law

Expert Leaders in Medicine: COVID-19 Virtual Event

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Presented by the Vaccine Center and the NYU Engagement in Longevity and Medicine (ELM) Research Collaborative, in partnership with the New York City Department for the Aging and the Aging in New York Fund, experts in the field discuss how COVID-19 vaccines were tested and how they are being distributed to older adults in New York City. Experts and a participant in a phase 1 COVID-19 vaccine trial discussed how taking part in clinical research can help advance science and research to help improve human health. Watch here.

Panel Moderators:

Joshua Chodosh, MD, Director, Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care, NYU Langone

Panelists:

Kelly Minus, DNP, FNP-BC, Researcher, Vaccine Center satellite site at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn
Benjamin Strong, Senior Director, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response, NYC Department for the Aging

Virtual Town Hall: COVID-19 Vaccine Health Panel

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Presented by Madison Square Boys and Girls Club and NYU Langone’s Vaccine Center, this town hall provided an opportunity to learn from NYU Langone experts about COVID-19 vaccines and how to keep our communities safe. Topics included understanding and addressing vaccine hesitancy; understanding COVID-19 vaccine safety and side effects; and debunking misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines. Watch here.

Panel Moderator:

Tim McChristian, Executive Director, Madison Square Boys and Girls Club

Panelists:

Aisha Langford, PhD, MPH, Researcher, NYU Langone
Tamia Davis, RN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, Researcher, NYU Langone
Angélica Cifuentes Kottkamp, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, and Site Lead and Researcher, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Xamayla Rose, MBA, Deputy Public Advocate for Civic and Community Empowerment, New York City Office of the Public Advocate

Virtual Town Hall: Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Sabrina E. Felson, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, NYU Langone’s Vaccine Center

Presented by Manhattan’s Community Board 6. Watch here.

Virtual Town Hall: The Participant Experience and Clinical Trial Process During COVID-19 Vaccine Research

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Presented by NYU Langone’s Vaccine Center and New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center (known as The Center), and in collaboration with Encore Community Services, Translatinx Network, and Voces Latinas, this panel was about the patient experience and the clinical research process for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Miércoles, 16 de Diciembre de 2020

NYU Langone’s Vaccine Center y The Center, en colaboración con Encore Community Services, Translatinx Network, y Voces Latinas, presentan una reunión virtual sobre la experiencia del paciente y el proceso del ensayo clínico durante la investigación de una vacuna contra COVID-19.

Community Board Meeting: COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Angelica Cifuentes Kottkamp, MD, principal investigator at the Vaccine Center’s NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue satellite site, spoke on NYU Langone’s Community Board about the Vaccine Center’s efforts to develop treatments and vaccines as it relates to COVID-19. Watch here.

HCCI Live: Get the Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Mark J. Mulligan, MD, director of NYU Langone’s Vaccine Center, spoke with Malcolm A. Punter, EdD, President and CEO of Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI) about COVID-19 vaccine research on HCCI’s live weekly podcast. Listen here.

Virtual Town Hall: COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Overview

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Mark J. Mulligan, MD, NYU Langone Clinical Trial Lead and Principal Researcher

Presented by NYU Langone’s Vaccine Center and Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc.

Panel Moderators:

Joan O. Dawson, PhD, Chairperson of the Board, Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement
Malcolm A. Punter, EdD, President and CEO, Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement

Panelists:

Mark J. Mulligan, MD, NYU Langone Clinical Trail Lead and Principal Investigator
Aisha Langford, PhD, MPH, Researcher and COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Participant
Tamia Davis, RN, MSN AGPCNP, NYU Langone Clinical Trial Sub-Investigator

Fact or Myth: Information About COVD-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials

Thursday, October 1, 2020

A panel of infectious disease experts and community leaders discussed the facts—and debunked myths—about COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. Watch here.

Verdad o Mito: Información Sobre los Ensayos Clínicos de la Vacuna para COVID-19

September 30, 2020

Conocer cómo puede ayudar a encontrar una vacuna contra COVID-19. Mira en Español.