November 4, 2021
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Hughes Auditorium + Streaming live on Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV
303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA

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Science is a human endeavor. As a result, science is not free from bias. This is why it is important to create culturally and socially relevant environments in STEM. To do this, we must design inclusive spaces for learning and professional work. The traditionally straight, white, and masculine narrative of STEM needs to be rewritten!  Read more…

May 25, 2021
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV

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Dr. Cynthia Boyd (John Hopkins), Dr. Tracy Lustig (The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine), and Dr. Carla Perissinotto (UCSF) will overview the mental health impacts of social isolation and loneliness in older adults. These senior experts will also offer strategies from an individual to a population health level to mitigate the impacts.

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March 29, 2021
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Dr. Jaleel Abdul-Adil (University of Illinois) and Joseph Archer (Rush University Medical Center) will overview the impacts of remote learning and community violence on mental health the last year has had on families. Courtney Johnson (NAMI-Chicago) will share strategies for managing stress families can practice just in time for Spring Break. 

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March 22, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV

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Dr. Livia Tomova (University of Cambridge) will share the research on the effects of acute social isolation on the brain. Ornella Razetto, Social Services Manager for Community Health in Chicagoland, will discuss the impact of social isolation and loneliness on mental health and offer strategies for coping with the blues.  

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March 11, 2021
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV

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Nearly one-year into the COVID-19 Pandemic, hope is on the horizon in the form of the COVID vaccines. Dr. Michael Lin, an infectious disease physician and Hospital Epidemiologist with Rush University Medical Center, is going to discuss the importance of the COVID vaccines, how vaccines work, and answer lingering questions you may have about the vaccines and the pandemic. Read more…

March 1, 2021
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV

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In launching the new series Mental Help series, C2ST is pleased to partner LIVE with research experts and practitioners to offer support to specific communities such as the elderly, families, and professionals. In the first program, we discuss bias, collective trauma and offer strategies for managing stress during COVID-19 and beyond.

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