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Centenary University’s Gates-Ferry Lecture Focuses on COVID-19 Pandemic

Global health leader to present “COVID-19: Reflections on the acute crisis and long-term impacts” as part of endowed lecture series.

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Global health leader Dr. Craig Spencer will present “COVID-19: Reflections on the acute crisis and long-term impacts” on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7:00 p.m. as part of Centenary University’s Gates-Ferry Distinguished Visiting Lecture series. The event will be held virtually due to the pandemic.

Dr. Spencer is assistant professor of medicine and population and family health at the Columbia University Medical Center. In addition, he serves as director, global health emergency medicine, at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Doctors Without Borders.

During his medical career, Dr. Spencer has engaged with some of the most notable disease outbreaks in recent years. He worked on the front lines fighting COVID-19 in his home hospital in New York City and was an emergency medical worker in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. In addition, Dr. Spencer has confronted the Ebola virus in West Africa.

A link to this free lecture, which is open to the public, will be published here on Oct. 20.

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