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Jay A. Ziskind Inaugural Health Law Lecture Series
Welcomes Dr. Akilah A. Jefferson Shah, M.D., MSc

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Online/Zoom | Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Florida Bar CLE Credits Approved
1.5 General CLE Credits
1.5 Health Law Certification Credits

COVID-19 Has Devastated The Black Community.
Here’s Why And What Needs To Change.

"While I have had several family members, family friends and acquaintances who have fallen ill with and died of COVID-19, my colleagues have had none. The single obvious difference between my colleagues and me? I am Black."

Dr. Jefferson Shah will be discussing the following topics based on her June 8, 2020 Huffington Post article.

  • Black Americans are twice as likely to know someone who has tested positive or died from COVID-19. Why?
  • Racism, bias, ignorance and misconceptions in medicine and clinical research.
  • New legislation should give the regulatory power needed to incentivize the inclusion of minorities in non-NIH-funded research
  • Q&A

Dr. Akilah A. Jefferson Shah is an NIH-trained allergist and immunologist. She is also an expert in health policy and bioethics. Her work focuses on the intersections of health care, clinical research, health disparities, health policy and ethics. She is from New Orleans, Louisiana. 

VIDEO Presentation 

Panelists and Presenters
Marilyn Uzdavines

Professor Marilyn Uzdavines
NSU Shepard Broad College of Law

Jay Ziskind

Jay Ziskind
NSU Shepard Broad College of Law
Board of Governor Member

Dr Akilha Jefferson Shah

Dr. Akilah Jefferson Shah
Assistant Professor, Allergy/Immunology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences


Questions: Please contact Karen Rose or (954) 262-6303



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