Town Hall Talk with Richard Dang and Carla Blieden: "COVID-19 Vaccine Updates - Where We Are and What We Know"

Tuesday, August 31 at 12:00pm

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The USC School of Pharmacy has been a primary collaborator with the City of Los Angeles COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Through the efforts of the COVID-19 program, nearly 1.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered at city-run sites, including Dodger Stadium, Lincoln Park, Cal State LA, Union Station, Los Angeles International Airport, and mobile units. Pharmacists and student pharmacists have been fully integrated into these efforts and have demonstrated value throughout the process. This webinar will review the implementation process and evaluate the impact of the school’s vaccination program.

Additionally, this session will review the current evidence and recommendations for the COVID-19 vaccine. It has been nearly nine months since the first vaccine received emergency use authorization and since then, the landscape of the pandemic has significantly changed. Dr. Richard Dang and Dr. Carla Blieden will discuss the current efficacy and safety data, the impact of the Delta variant on the vaccine, and the potential need for booster doses.

Richard Dang, PharmD, APh, BCACP, FCPhA is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Residency Program Director at the USC School of Pharmacy. He is an advanced practice and board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist with expertise in immunizations, travel health, and community-based pharmacy practice. He is an advocate for the profession of pharmacy in the state and currently serves as the Speaker of the House and Chair of the COVID-19 Taskforce for California Pharmacists Association (CPhA). 

Carla Blieden, PharmD, MPH, AAHIVP completed her Doctor of Pharmacy, Master of Public Health, and PGY1 Pharmacy Residency in Ambulatory Care at the University of Southern California. She is certified as an HIV pharmacist and has worked as the clinical pharmacist at the Maternal, Child, and Adolescent/Adult Center, a family-centered HIV clinic in Los Angeles, for over a decade. Dr. Blieden also works in the LAC+USC Specialty Endocrine Clinic and past experience includes Safety Net Clinics, Hepatitis C, and as a community pharmacist at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Dr. Blieden is the Director of Student Outreach and Community Health at the USC School of Pharmacy.

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Meeting ID: 985 8832 7109

Call in: (669) 900-6833

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop, Health and Community Well-Being


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff

School of Pharmacy
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