Interim chancellor and provost, Dr. Susan R. Wente has established a new Public Health Advisory Task Force to serve as a resource for the university during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the university continues to use the latest public health information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local health departments and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, this new task force will provide new, further support for protecting the safety, health and well-being of all individuals in the Vanderbilt community.
“In this time of unprecedented circumstances for our university, the nation and the world, we are fortunate to have public health and infectious disease experts on our faculty. I will look to the new Public Health Advisory Task Force for input on our continued efforts in monitoring, anticipating, preparing and responding to the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation,” Dr. Wente said. “I am grateful for the expertise provided by the individuals on the task force and appreciate their dedication and support for the university during this time.”
The collective expertise of the task force will help in developing recommendations on further protocols and best practices for the university in the COVID-19 environment.
A selection of Public Health Advisory Task Force members can be found below: