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Social Isolation & Stress: Community Town Hall


Social distancing is our new normal, and with “stay at home” orders can come stress, loneliness and other issues related to social isolation.

 Join us for an interactive Tulane School of Medicine Community Town Hall featuring:

  • A brief COVID-19 medical update by Executive Dean Patrick Delafontaine
  • A moderated panel of experts in stress, mindfulness and social isolation, available to answer your questions live.

COVID19 Medical Update: 

Patrick Delafontaine, MD, Executive Dean – School of Medicine 

Social Isolation & Stress Roundtable Panelists:  

Stacy Drury, MD, PhD (Tulane Professor of Child Psychiatry, Medicine)

Karen Weissbecker, LMSW, PhD (Tulane Professor of Psychiatry & Neurology, Director of Student Support & Wellness, Medicine)

Tonya Hansel,  PhD (Tulane Professor of Social Work, Social Work)

Carrie Wyland, PhD (Tulane Professor of Psychology, Science and Engineering).


Sharon Courtney, VP of Government and Community Relations



1:00 p.m.          Welcome and Covid-19 Medical Update

1:10 p.m.          Introduction of Panelists

1:15 p.m.          Panelist ‘round ZOOM-table’  open Q&A  - moderated by Sharon Courtney

1:55 p.m.          Concluding Remarks


LIVESTREAM Available On  ZOOM and TUSOM Facebook Live

School of Medicine

For more information contact: James Zanewicz via email to zanewicz@tulane,edu or by phone at 5049193800
For more information on this event, please visit https://tulane.zoom.us/j/904141576