Climate change represents one of our great generational challenges and will significantly impact the practice of academic medicine. Climate change will impact humans through environmental exposure to fire smoke, the movement of tropical infections pathogens like tick and mosquito borne diseases, and the impact on heat on the elderly and medically compromised. An increasingly warm, overpopulated, and highly connected planet amplifies the risk of rapid spread of zoonotic pandemic infections. Please join us to hear more about the widespread impact of climate change on health and health systems, and how we as physicians can embrace climate medicine as a discipline of the future.

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
November 17, 2020

Brief COVID-19 Update
Mark Gladwin, MD, Jack D. Myers Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine 

8:47 Climate Change, Health, and Healthcare
Renee Salas, MD, MPH, MS
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Physician, Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Yerby Fellow, Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, Harvard
T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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