Here's the Tea: Where do we go from here?
April 12, 2021
4 p.m. via Zoom
Youth voices offer unique perspectives, innovative ideas and valuable insights. As West Virginia continues to move through the pandemic, teens want to know more about issues surrounding the public health crisis – now and in the future. Experts will give young people the “tea” (teen slang for “the scoop”) on a host of topics surrounding the pandemic during a special panel discussion on April 12, 2021, at 4 p.m.
This event is hosted by WVU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Teen Council,
in partnership with West Virginia State University and the West Virginia Joint
Interagency Task Force on COVID-19 vaccines. Experts will answer questions from
teens on a variety of topics, including the science behind COVID testing, vaccinations,
future pandemics, economy implications, education and other issues related to the
pandemic. The event will be moderated by members of 4-H’s Teen Council and Collegiate
4-H members from WVU and WVU Tech.
This event is free and open to West Virginia youths and young adults ages 12 to 21. Those interested in participating in the panel discussion must register online by noon on April 12.
Christopher Martin, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Chris Martin is a professor of medicine and occupational medicine and director of the Global Engagement Office for the Health Sciences Center at West Virginia University.
Dr. Martin also currently serves as program director and designated institutional official for the occupational medicine residency in the School of Public Health, and is principal investigator of a training project grant from NIOSH and a preventive medicine residency training program grant from HRSA.
Meera Mehta, PharmD, BCIPD
Meera Mehta is a clinical infectious diseases specialist. A native of London, England, Meera received her PharmD in 2014 and completed her infectious diseases training at WVU Medicine in 2017. She created an outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy program at WVU Medicine to treat patients with severe infections who require long term IV antibiotics.
She has also been involved in COVID-19 treatment and vaccine education and guideline development for WVU Medicine.