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Invitation to COVID-19 Weekly Health Briefing

Dear Rutgers Community Members, 

Please join me via Zoom for a COVID-19 Health Briefing at 9 a.m. Thursday, December 17, and then weekly each Thursday morning beginning January 7. These sessions will provide an opportunity for information sharing and clarification on COVID-19-related topics ranging from the state of the pandemic nationally and in New Jersey to health agency guidance, campus testing news, clinical updates, and other health news as relevant.

A relevant topic for our first discussion will be COVID-19 vaccines. I will be joined by Dr. Shobha Swaminathan, associate professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine at the New Jersey Medical School, and the principal investigator for the Moderna Phase 3 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at Rutgers. 

You are invited to submit questions that are related to the discussion prior to this week’s session via this survey by Wednesday, December 16. Questions may also be submitted live via the Q&A box during the update. Please note that due to time constraints, not all questions may be answered. 

Zoom Log in: https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/92750352752?pwd=cXJldW1BMEpoeTh2NTEydnIwNEtSdz09
Passcode: 031428

By phone: 646-558-8656
Webinar ID: 927 5035 2752

If you are unable to join the live discussion, the session will be recorded and uploaded to the Messages from Chancellor Strom and the university’s central COVID-19 page.

I'm also excited to announce a new weekly COVID-19 Podcast every Tuesday beginning January 5. In each episode, the hosts and featured guests will delve into important issues related to COVID-19, such as Mental Health Impacts and Resources, Impact on Kids, Vaccination Distribution Updates, and more. Look for an invitation with more information in the coming weeks and be sure to bookmark RutgersCast to listen to the discussion.


Brian L. Strom, MD, MPH 
Chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences 
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Rutgers University