When a group of alumni from the School of Nursing gathered in the fall of 2019, their goal was to establish a formal association that would support nurses long after they left Rutgers–Camden.
Their timing, it turned out, couldn’t have been better.
As the School of Nursing-Camden Alumni Association was being chartered in 2020—coincidentally the Year of the Nurse and Midwife—the world was in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, and nurses were on the front lines.
Nationally respected doctor and scholar Dr. George C. Hill CCAS'61, a graduate of Camden High School and of Rutgers University–Camden, led a discussion about how the history of scientific mistreatment of Black people by the medical community is impacting desires to receive the COVID-19 vaccinations. Camden Mayor Frank Moran offered introductory comments at the start of the event. A Q&A with Dr. Hill, featuring Dr. Jubril Oyeyemi, medical director of care management initiatives at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, and moderated by our faculty member Dr.
In April, our students and faculty met Camden residents in Mickle Towers to distribute COVID-19 vaccines. The pop-up clinic, which used the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, was a joint effort by the Camden County Health Department, Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden, and Cooper University Health Care.
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During this pandemic, Camden County has provided regular updates on the situation. Faculty member Kevin Emmons helped lead one of these briefings on March 24, 2021.
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