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COVID-19 and the Role of Microbiology: A Roundtable With Dr. Tracy Ortelli

The COVID-19 vaccine is, thankfully, now readily available to all adults of all ages. As we speak, Galen nursing students are being armed with the knowledge to understand viral infections, how they’re transmitted, and the role of vaccines. This information is critical as they join the frontlines and help vaccinate members of their community. Now, we’re excited to share some of this knowledge with you.

Dr. Tracy Ortelli, Executive Vice President, Teaching and Learning Innovation speaks to Dr. Erin Lentz, Dean of Arts and Sciences and Galen’s resident microbiologist, about the role of microbiology in this pandemic. The fascinating discussion offers insight into pathogens and how they’re transmitted, the importance of scientific literacy for nurses, how the vaccine trains your immune system, and the concept of herd immunity. It’s a relevant conversation you don’t want to miss!

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