Health experts to examine health preparedness during push to mitigate COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has forced everyone to adapt individually and plan collectively to preserve individual and collective health. On Monday, an interdisciplinary panel of experts will discuss outreach plans providers and practitioners can use to ensure continued resilience for Vermont communities’ health and wellness.

Norwich University’s Center for Global Resilience and Security will present a virtual discussion from noon to 1 p.m. Monday featuring Norwich Nursing Director Paulette Thabault; Dr. Alissa Thomas, a neurologist and neuro-oncologist and an assistant professor at the University of Vermont Medical Center; Dr. Roshini Pinto-Powell, a professor of medicine and medical education at Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine.

Kaitlin E. Thomas, an assistant professor of Spanish at Norwich, will moderate the talk.

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— Milestone moment: Seventy-two nursing students will step forward in their careers from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday in a virtual White Coat Ceremony.

The ceremony will honor undergraduate nurses who have just started, or are set to start, their clinical rotations. Six students from the accelerated Class of 2020 nursing program; 17 from the accelerated Class of 2021 nursing program; and 49 Class of 2022 students will wear white coats from the School of Nursing and commemorative pins from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation during the ceremony.

The ceremony will honor undergraduate nurses who have just started, or are set to start, their clinical rotations.

The ceremony, in its third year at Norwich, continues a tradition the Arnold P. Gold Foundation started in 1993 at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Although White Coat Ceremonies at first honored medical students, the foundation, a nonprofit group dedicated to humanistic health care, in 2014 partnered with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to adopt a White Coat Ceremony for nursing. 

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— Service before self: The Admissions Office will hold a pair of webinars on the Center for Civic Engagement, which helps connect students with local nonprofits for volunteering.

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Norwich University’s Center for Civic Engagement honors a student with a service award on April 24, 2014, in a ceremony at Plumley Armory. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

During the sessions, from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and 9 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, officials from the center will discuss local, national, and international projects that let Norwich University students work with the homeless, hungry and economically disadvantaged, young and old. The center-led efforts exemplify Norwich’s service-before-self ethos.

The center, in its 18th year, helped organize the recent Red Cross blood donation drive at Plumley Armory. In recent years, the center has helped Norwich University establish collegiate chapters of nonprofit organizations Girls Who Code, Habitat for Humanity and Amnesty International.

Learn about the center’s programs, which include NU Visions Abroad, Buddy Up and Unify.

Click here for details on the Tuesday session, and here for details on the Wednesday session.

— Whoop it up: From 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, an artist from Jostens will lead a session to design the cover of the 2021 War Whoop yearbook. Students can join in and offer suggestions. Click here for details.

— Game on: The 16th episode of the Reveille Podcast is out. Tune in to hear from Joe Latulippe, an associate professor of mathematics and the NU/NCAA faculty athletics representative and Paul Morgan, assistant director of the Maroon and Gold Athletic Association. Norwich Multimedia Specialist Tanner Acebo hosts.

Listen here.

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