COVID-19 Webinar Series

COVID-19 AND CANCER IN METRO DETROIT: Support for Central and Northern Michigan


Guidance and access to care from an oncology perspective (Stephanie Leslie, FNP, Karmanos Cancer Institute, McLaren Bay Region)

What to expect at cancer treatment centers following COVID-19 (Lauren Lawrence, Vice President, Karmanos Cancer Network)

Accessing financial support and resources (Andrea Cherry LMSW, Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Northern Michigan)

Mental wellness (Felicity Harper, PhD, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University, Detroit)

Words of encouragement (Tom Thompson, Reverend, Lead Chaplin, McLaren Northern Michigan)

COVID-19 AND CANCER IN METRO DETROIT: Taking Care Of Your Mind & Body


Guidance from an oncologist and cancer survivor: Isaac Powell, M.D., Oncologist, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Professor Department of Urology, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Coping with stress, anxiety, and grief: Felicity Harper, PhD. Associate Professor, Department of Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Program Co-Leader, Population Studies and Disparities Research Program, Karmanos Cancer Institute

Accessing support and resources: Larmender Davis LMSW, Adjunct Professor, Wayne State University, School of Social Work

Community perspectives from the Health Department: Najibah Rehman, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Detroit Health Department

Financial Support for Cancer Patients and Families: Karmanos Cancer Institute Patient Navigation

Exercise and Fitness: Jennifer Beebe-Dimmer MPH, PhD, Professor WSU Department of Oncology, Scientific Director Epidemiology Research Core, Karmanos Cancer Institute

Words of encouragement: Elimelech Goldberg – Rabbi G, Founder & Global Director, Kids Kicking Cancer

COVID-19 AND CANCER IN METRO DETROIT: What Cancer Patients, Survivors And Caregivers Need to Know


Overview of COVID-19 & an Oncologist’s Perspective. Michael Simon, MD, Leader, Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Team, Karmanos Cancer Institute & Professor, Oncology,Wayne State University School of Medicine.

What to Expect at Cancer Treatment Centers during COVID-19:  Lauren Lawrence, Vice President, Karmanos Cancer Network/McLaren.

Update from the Detroit Health Department. Najibah Rehman, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, Detroit Health Department.

Update on COVID-19 Treatment and Clinical Trials. Phillip Levy, MD, Chief Innovation Officer, Wayne State University Physician Group & Assistant Vice President, Translation Science and Clinical Research Innovation, Wayne State University.

Cancer Resources: American Cancer Society. Megan Landry, Health Systems Manager, American Cancer Society – North Central Region.  Cancer Resources: Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit. Rebekah Agnew, LLPC, Program Manager, Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit.

Words of Encouragement:  Pastor Nathan Johnson, Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church