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Lessons from the pandemic: Moral and ethical dilemmas in prevention, prevalence, and care in the COVID-19 pandemic

Join Prof. Dr. med. Elliot Goodman (EDU; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, USA) as he hosts EDU’s second public lecture. The lecture will be presented by Dr. Nancy Rudner (University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA) and will focus on moral distress in pandemic-related health care as well as global and national COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the US.

 

The pandemic in the USA has unveiled societal and healthcare inequities and created moral distress for public health and health care providers. Harsh political divisions have exacerbated the pandemic and hindered efforts to control COVID-19.  The international maldistribution of vaccines not only raises moral anguish but also increases the risk of ongoing mutations and spread globally. 

Dr. Elliot Goodman

Dr. Elliot Goodman (UK) is a general surgeon, who trained at the Maimonides Medical Center in New York. He was active as a research fellow at Columbia University from 1992 to 1994During his career, Dr. Goodman has been internationally affiliated with multiple hospitalssuch as the Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai and Bar Ilan. Dr Goodman is currently pursuing his interest in healthcare leadership and management, where he hopes to complete his MBA in 2022.  

Dr. Elliot Goodman grew up in England and went to Cambridge University for his undergraduate and medical education. He moved to the USA in 1990 and trained in general surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He was a research fellow at Columbia University from 1992 to 1994.  

After completing his training, he joined the surgical faculty of the New Jersey Medical School (1997-1999). Since then, he has been on the faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1999-2015) and the Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai.  

Dr Goodman is a visiting professor at two medical schools in Israel (Bar Ilan University and Ben Gurion University) and, as of 2020, EDU. For the last few years, he has developed an interest in studying and teaching leadership, strategy and change management in the field of healthcare. He hopes to complete his MBA in healthcare leadership and strategy from the University of London at the end of 2022. 

Dr. Nancy Rudner

Dr. Nancy Rudner

Dr. Nancy Rudner, an Associate Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, focuses on population health and preventionworking with individuals, families, and communities to improve health. Dr. Rudner earned her Doctorate in Public Health from the University of Michigan as a Pew Scholar in Health Policy, her Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Carolina, and her Master’s in Nursing from Pace University. 

Dr. Nancy Rudner, an Associate Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, focuses on population health. She also provides care in a value-based senior primary care practice. Her career has focused on working with individuals, families, and communities to improve health. Dr. Rudner earned her Doctorate in Public Health from the University of Michigan as a Pew Scholar in Health Policy, her Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina, and her Masters in Nursing from Pace University. She has worked with disaster relief teams in post-hurricane Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. Prior to the pandemic, Dr. Rudner participated in an international medical brigade in Guatemala’s chronic disaster highlands and also worked with the Registered Nurse Response Network to provide nursing care to refugees at the Mexico-U.S. border. 

Leadership in Healthcare Series

Welcome to the second presentation in EDU’s series of lectures on healthcare strategy and change management. This event series will feature prominent speakers who have worked in leadership positions during some of the most trying healthcare crises of our lifetime. They will share their often-painful personal experiences and hard-earned lessons to provide participants a deeper understanding of managing teams and executing strategy in times and conditions of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA).  

These introductory lectures will show how effective crisis management in healthcare can be boiled down to just a few areas of concentration: putting people first, managing operations flexibly and creatively, focusing on teamwork and communication, creating outside partnerships, and embracing clear, and humble leadership. 

If you missed the first event, find the write-up here.

All you have to do to participate is to complete this form. We look forward to seeing you at the seminar on October 14th at 4 PM (CEST- Berlin) / 10 AM (EST – New York)











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