Monnat discusses racial disparities, COVID-19 deaths in Miami Herald | Maxwell School

Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion Shannon Monnat was quoted in the Miami Herald discussing the racial disparities of deaths related to COVID-19. She was also quoted in a article discussing how to restart the local economy throughout Central New York.

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Pendergrast and Helander interviewed about COVID-19 and implications for older adults on WAER

Two Lerner Graduate Fellows, Claire Pendergrast and Mary (Emmy) Helander, were interviewed on WAER (Syracuse’s NPR affiliate station) on April 9 as part of the Syracuse Speaks series. The interviewed covered how COVID-19 has impacted health and social well being among older adults and some tips for how to keep older adults safe and healthy during this challenging and uncertain time.

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Lerner Undergraduate Research Affiliate Ashley Van Slyke forms a club to decrease stigma and increase education about mental illness

Ashley VanSlyke, a junior nursing major at University of Pittsburgh and a summer research affiliate with the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion co-formed the Oakland Outreach club in Pittsburg in Fall 2019. The club is geared towards learning and helping under-served populations in the Oakland-Pittsburg area The majority of their volunteering is focused on people with substance use and/or mental health diagnoses. Read more about Ashley and the club in this Pitt News article.