COVID-19 SPECIAL EDITION | SOCIAL IMPACT LIVE: Frontline Responders Panel

April 23 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Event Organizer

CSSW Communications

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | STREAMED LIVE ON FACEBOOK*

Responders to the COVID-19 pandemic include no small number of graduates of Columbia University’s School of Social Work, in settings from hospitals to government and social service agencies, and at local, state, and national levels. In this episode of Social Impact LIVE, host Richard Hara (bio) sits down with a panel of three such alumni to talk about their range of experiences on the frontlines:

  • Return guest Jennifer Bornemann (bio), MSW’00, who is working as chief resilience officer for the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, under the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
  • Qianfeng Lin, MSW’18, who is facing new challenges in his work as a case manager at Community Counseling and Mediation, a community-based organization that provides supportive housing services to at-risk children, youth, and families in some of the most impoverished minority populated areas of Brooklyn.
  • Benjamin Whitfield (bio), MSW’04 & MD, who is playing a traditional frontline role: he is treating COVID-19 patients at his hospital in Tennessee.

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