Panel Discussion | A Conversation with Professionals: COVID-19 and its Vaccine

April 22, 2021

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This panel discussion features both yoga and health care professionals who offer valuable insight on the coronavirus pandemic. Viewers can listen in as panelists share their knowledge, respective expertise, and perspectives on COVID-19, its corresponding vaccines, and the health and wellness of the communities they serve.

About the Presenters

Dr. Stephanie Epps is an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Assistant Professor of Nursing. She has worked in critical care for 12 years and as a Neurosurgery NP for six years. Dr. Epps has been a student of yoga for over 10 years and has taught yoga for six years. She owns Indigo Soul Yoga, LLC in Locust Grove, GA. Dr. Epps incorporates holistic health practices for her patients and students. Her research efforts focus on burnout in academia and the workplace. Most recently, she has been involved in discussion of the effects of COVID-19 on anxiety of nursing students and nurses.

Dr. Nadine Kelly is a retired physician, yoga instructor, American Council of Exercise certified Health Coach and Senior Exercise Specialist, founder of YOGI M.D., and host of the YOGI M.D. Podcast. She believes in making yoga accessible to mature women—or as she likes to call them, Wise Women—of all physical levels by offering yoga in the chair, on the mat, and in the water. Since 2012, Nadine has been helping her students manage the effects of cancer as well as a range of chronic conditions, maintain health and perform activities of daily living, and improve quality of life. Nadine promotes holistic health by coaching women to make every aspect of their health a priority.

After graduating from Christ Church, Oxford, spending the year 1973 with Mr. Iyengar in Pune, Loren M. Fishman, M.D, graduated from Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical School, was in a Tufts-Harvard Residency program, and then became Chief Resident in Rehabilitation at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He wrote computerized programs to treat cognitive deficits, some now patented by IBM, and artificial intelligence ways to predict patients’ safe length of hospital stay. He has written and edited more than 97 academic articles and chapters and 12 books. The British Medical Journal uses his system for low back pain in Ipocrates, its online tool for doctors.

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