Health and Wellness During a Pandemic

Health and Wellness During a Pandemic

Fall 2021

Few people could have predicted the world would be approaching the second year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, but here we are with the rollout of effective vaccines, new and more aggressive variants, and still many unknowns about what lies ahead. How do we persevere while maintaining health and wellness in the changing tide of a pandemic?

Health and Wellness During a Pandemic is an exploratory journey of real-time updates on COVID-19, variants, and vaccines, the state of other diseases and infections during the pandemic, and mental health in this “new normal.”

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About Mini Medical School

Mini Medical School offers a unique glimpse into the health sciences at the University of Minnesota. Community learners with a shared interest in health embark on a journey examining the scientific foundations of health and disease. Presented using common language for ease of understanding complex topics, your guides are internationally renowned experts who are shaping the way health care is delivered locally and globally.

Jon Hallberg

Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health

Ann Masten
Ann Masten, PhD

Regents Professor, Institute of Child Development

Kaz J Nelson

Vice-Chair of Education, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Mary Jo Kreitzer

Director, Center for Spirituality and Healing