Thursday4Mar 2021

Town & Gown's Virtual Lunch at the Forum

Dr. Thomas Piechota, Vice President of Research

Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:30 a.m. PST
2021-03-04 11:30 2021-03-04 12:30 America/Los_Angeles Town & Gown's Virtual Lunch at the Forum Go to event listing for more details: Online Joy Flynn, Manager, Support Group Programs

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COVID-19 One Year Later: Its Impacts on Health, Society and the Economy

The first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the U.S. was January 20, 2020, with the first death in late February 2020. Since then, it spread into a pandemic that swept the country and the globe with impacts to human health, inequitable parts of the society, and certain parts of the economy. Chapman faculty and students responded in extraordinary ways donating face shields, offering free counseling services, and working on the health care front lines. In addition, Chapman University began research to evaluate the health, social and economic impacts of the virus, which still continue.

Dr. Thomas Piechota has highlighted these experiences through the Ask the Experts Virtual Town Hall series. Dr. Piechota will moderate this Town Hall with Chapman faculty and students who will present their perspectives, looking back one year from when COVID-19 first impacted the U.S.

David Frederick, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

Stephen Gjerstad, Ph.D., Presidential Fellow, Economic Science Institute, Argyros School of Business and Economics

Jennifer Totonchy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Immunology and Immunotherapeutics, School of Pharmacy

Student Panelists:
Debbie Nguyen '21, Psychology major

Sara Iisaka '21, Psychology and Dance double major

For more information on the entire 2020-2021 season visit:


You can contact the event organizer, Joy Flynn, Manager, Support Group Programs at or (714) 744-7608.

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