How Nurses Are Battling the COVID-19 Pandemic
How Nurses Are Battling the COVID-19 Pandemic
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The Road to a Vaccine Episode 5: How Nurses Are Battling the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Two nurses—one on the front lines in the ICU, and one leading the charge to advocate for her profession—talk about what caring for patients, and each other, really means right now. Plus, Arianna Huffington discusses the other COVID-19 crisis: how it's impacting mental health.

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This new eight-episode educational video series will examine the latest efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and break down the complex process of developing a vaccine.

Each week our host Lisa Ling will talk to leading scientists and researchers, healthcare workers on the front lines and public health experts around the world working collaboratively to bring an end to the deadly pandemic.

Featured in Episode 5:

  • Lisa Ling is the Executive Producer and host of This Is Life on CNN. She has also been a field correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and a contributor to ABC News' Nightline.
  • Arianna Huffington is the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, a leading behavior change tech company with the mission of changing the way we work and live. She's also the founder of The Huffington Post, the author of 15 books including, most recently, "Thrive" and "The Sleep Revolution," and has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people.
  • Rebecca Love, RN, BS, MSN, FIEL is a nurse entrepreneur, inventor, author, TedX speaker, the first nurse featured on Ted.com and part of the inaugural nursing panel featured at SXSW 2018. Love was also the first Director of Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the United States at Northeastern School of Nursing—a founding initiative designed to empower nurses as innovators and entrepreneurs.
  • Nicole Lincoln, MS, RN, FNP-BC, CCNS is a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist and proud long-time bedside RN from Boston, Massachusetts. Her passion for nursing is deeply rooted in health equity, curiosity, innovation, caring and compassion. With 25 years of experience in critical care, education, innovation, quality improvement, nurse mentoring and leadership, she is looking forward to coaching the next generation of bright nurse leaders, innovators, scientists and entrepreneurs.
  • Husseini K. Manji, M.D., FRCPC oversees all neuroscience programs investigating treatments for mood disorders, schizophrenia and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, at Johnson & Johnson. Previously, Dr. Manji was Chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Pathophysiology & Experimental Therapeutics at the National Institutes of Health.
  • Macaya Douoguih, M.D., MPH is Head of Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, Vaccines at the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. Dr. Douoguih heads a team of physicians and scientists that lead the clinical development of all viral and bacterial vaccine programs, including Ebola, RSV, HIV, E. coli and COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Michelle Elman is a five-board accredited life coach, presenter and activist. She's spoken at events for the Teenage Cancer Trust, Women’s Health Live and Stylist Live and has written for publications such as the The Huffington Post, Metro, Stylist Magazine, the Daily Mail, Cosmo and Grazia. She is also the author of the book, “Am I Ugly?”.

Click the video above to watch Episode 5. You can also tune in live at 12 pm EDT Tuesdays on JNJ.com, Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter throughout the series. Or view all current episodes on The Road to a Vaccine information page.

The eight-episode video series, hosted by journalist and author Lisa Ling, will delve into efforts to create a potential COVID-19 vaccine.

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