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Join us for an engaging presentation on how community-based organizations are addressing educational and health-related challenges that have arisen as a result of COVID-19.

Our Virtual LIVE@Frost Science speaker series is livestreamed via the museum’s Facebook and YouTube pages and features museum experts and scientists on a variety of different compelling and relevant science topics. Set your calendar reminders, sit back and enjoy! Don’t have a Facebook or YouTube account? No need to worry! You do not need a Facebook profile or a YouTube account to access the events.

In this edition of Virtual LIVE@Frost Science, we’ll be taking a closer look at a study led by the University of Miami on the role of community-based organizations in the mitigation of COVID-19 related health and educational disparities with Dr. Kilan C. Ashad-Bishop, a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Miami and the Director of College Access for Breakthrough Miami.

The rapid closures of schools and businesses in response to COVID-19 has had an immediate impact on the South Florida community and highlighted diverse challenges to community well-being. This study is leveraging the University of Miami’s partnership with a community-based organization that serves over 1,000 Miami-Dade County Public School (MDCPS) students to assess and understand the educational and health-related challenges posed to the students and their families.

About the Speaker

Dr. Kilan C. Ashad-Bishop is a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Miami School of Education and Human Development and the Director of College Access for Breakthrough Miami. She is a proud alumna of Morgan State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology, and the University of Miami, where she earned her Ph.D. in Cancer Biology. A biomedical scientist by training, Kilan is interested in the intersection of life, science, and health and has explored that intersection in academic research, policy, and the private sector. Kilan is an outspoken advocate for equity and inclusion in science and society and the responsibility of science (and scientists) to advance positive social change. She is a regular volunteer and advisor to various K-12 and collegiate STEM programs designed to mentor, uplift, and support the next generation of scientists.