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Fall Update

At SPS this fall, all courses, other than pre-established online courses, will be offered face-to-face in our New York City classrooms. Some of these face-to-face courses will be offered in the HyFlex format to ensure that all of our students can make progress toward their degree requirements, if faced with delays due to student visas or vaccination effectiveness wait times.
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Vaccine Hesitancy At Hospitals: How Should We Respond?

This interactive webinar will explore why many hospital employees still hesitate to get vaccinated. How do they view these issues, what factors are involved, and how should these challenges best be addressed?

Sponsored by the Empire State Bioethics Consortium, with Johanna Crane, PhD (Albany Medical College), Jennifer Breznay, MD, MPH (Maimonides Medical Center), Kara Simpson, LCSW (Jacobi Medical Center), Louis Voigt, MD (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), and Ashley Stewart, RN, BSN (Carthage Area Hospital). 


Professor Johanna T. Crane, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Alden March Bioethics Institute

Course Director of Health, Care, and Society 1 & 2

Albany Medical College


Kara Simpson, LCSW-R

Associate Director of Social Work

Behavioral Health Services

Jacobi Medical Center


Jennifer Breznay, MD MPH

Program Director, Division of Geriatrics

Co-Chair, Bioethics Committee

Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY


Louis Voigt, MD

Chair, Ethics Committee

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Ashley L. Stewart, RN, BSN

Infection Prevention Coordinator, Carthage Area Hospital


David N. Hoffman

Lecturer in the Discipline of Bioethics


For further information please contact Sameer Ladha at shl2159 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.

For additional information about program offerings at the Columbia University School of Professional Studies, please contact an Admissions Counselor at 212-854-9666 or inquire [[at]] sps [[dot]] columbia [[dot]] edu.