The COVID-19 pandemic has heavily impacted the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community. This educational session will give you context on the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 within the BIPOC community and steps on how to provide support.

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Douglas Nguyen (Moderator)

Douglas Nguyen is a third-year UCLA psycho-biology major with interests in medicine and clinical research. His primary involvements on campus include Bruin Shelter and the CPR/FA program. In his free time, Douglass enjoys teaching, backpacking, and is a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Dr. Ayesha Khan (Panelist)

Dr. Ayesha Khan, Ph.D**.,** is an Infectious Diseases Scientist and Clinical Microbiologist at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas, as well as a grassroots activist and educator. She is dedicated to bridging science and social justice, and her work can be followed on instagram @wokescientist. Dr. Khan's research focuses on development of infectious diseases diagnostics for low-resource settings, novel therapies for superbugs, and tracking global spread of pathogens.

Dr. Efrain Talamantes (Panelist)

In July 2020, Dr. Efrain Talamantes was named Chief Operating Officer of Health Services at AltaMed. For the two years prior, he served as Medical Director for the AltaMed Institute for Health Equity (AIHE) and Medical Education, leading health services and community-partnered research and training to advance health equity and medical education at AltaMed. Under Dr. Talamantes’ leadership, the Institute received Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute funding, enabling a community partnership that has informed AltaMed’s research priorities.

Dr. Folasade May (Panelist)

Dr. Folasade May is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and a staff physician in Gastroenterology in the Veterans Health Administration (VA). Dr. May is a graduate of Yale University (undergraduate school), the University of Cambridge (UK) (Masters in Epidemiology) and Harvard Medical School.