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Facts & Faith Fridays

Join us for a monthly conversation around science and religion. Facts & Faith Fridays works to enhance the lives of people in our communities.

December 16, 2022 - COVID-19, vaccines and public health

Join Anthony Fauci, M.D., as he returns to Facts & Faith Fridays with VCU researcher Jeanine Guidry, Ph.D.

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Bridging faith and science in the community

Facts & Faith Fridays is a partnership between VCU Massey Cancer Center and the African American faith-based community. Led by community leaders, Rudene Mercer Haynes, Rev. F. Todd Gray, and Robert A. Winn, M.D., the program was founded in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Facts & Faith Fridays recognizes that faith leaders are trusted sources of accurate information and act as ambassadors for their communities.

Facts & Faith Fridays participants together can work to enhance the lives their communities through participating in ongoing dialogues around:

Upcoming schedule

December 16, 2022 - COVID-19, vaccines and public health

December 16, 2022 - COVID-19, vaccines and public health

Join Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and one of the nation’s leading experts on COVID-19, and Jeanine Guidry, Ph.D., associate professor with VCU Robertson School of Media and Culture and director of the Media+Health Lab, to discuss COVID-19, vaccines and public health.

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Previous programs

Expand the accordions below to explore previous Facts & Faith Fridays programs. 

Rev. F. Todd Gray and Rudene Mercer Haynes will join Robert A. Winn, M.D., Facts & Faith Fridays co-host and Massey Cancer Center director and Lipman Chair in Oncology, as he steps into the guest seat to discuss the latest with COVID-19, Influenza and Massey Cancer Center.

Dr. Vanessa Sheppard, Massey Cancer Center's associate director of Community Outreach and Engagement, joined Facts & Faith Fridays to discuss breast cancer trends and diversity.

Dr. Christa-Marie Singleton, Centers for Disease Control & Dr. Elaine Perry, Virginia Department of Health joined Facts & Faith Fridays hosts to talk about COVID-19 and monkeypox.

Dr. Christina Vitto from VCU and Emily Millhiser from Caritas joined Rev. F. Todd Gray, Rudene Mercer Haynes, and Dr. Robert A. Winn, M.D. to discuss substance abuse and homelessness.

Rev. F. Todd Gray, Rudene Mercer Haynes, and Dr. Robert A. Winn, M.D. are excited to host Ricki Fairley from When We Tri(al) and Mary Helen Hackney, MD, MS, FACP.

Rev. F. Todd Gray, Rudene Mercer Haynes, and Dr. Robert A. Winn, M.D. are excited to host special guest Kenda Sutton-el, cofounder of Birth In Color RVA and serves as the Executive Director to discuss Birth In Color holding space for communities of color.

Dr. Rashida Gray, owner of Gray MD Psychiatry, LLC in Richmond joins Facts and Faith Fridays to speak about mental health lessons for faith leaders.

Christa-Marie Singleton, M.D., M.P.H., joins Facts and Faith Fridays to to provide updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) around the COVID-19 pandemic. Singleton is the chief medical officer for the Office of the Associate Director for Policy and Strategy at the CDC..

Thea Garon and Andrew Dunn joined Facts & Faith Fridays to discuss the findings from their publication, Financial Health Pulse: 2021 U.S. Trends Report. Garon and Dunn shared insights about the current state of financial health amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. They also discussed top-line findings, explored recent trends and unpacked persistent disparities in financial health by race/ethnicity, income, gender and other dimensions.

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Please contact us at mccfactsfaith@vcu.edu.