San Diego Community Connections
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Register for the San Diego Community Connections live webinar today!

Community Connections, nicknamed "Dinner with The Docs", is brought to you by Burr Heart and Lung Clinic at Sharp Grossmont Hospital.

Co Hosted by American Lung Association Board Members Tony Gwynn Jr of the San Diego Padres and Dr. Tim Morris of UCSD.


Topics will include how to protect your lungs during wildfires, a healthy lung diet, minimizing COVID-19 risks on college campuses, and early detection screening to prevent lung cancer.

Sep 29 | Defeating COVID-19 in the World’s Busiest Border Region
Dr. Tim Morris-UCSD and Guests

Oct 6 | On the front lines: Emergency Responders and COVID-19
Captain Alma Lowry-San Diego Fire & Rescue and Local ICU Nurses

Oct 13 | Lung Cancer Screening during the Pandemic
Dr. Kaveh Bagheri-Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Burr Heart & Lung Clinic and Dr. Mark Fuster & Dr. Philippe Montgrain-VA San Diego Healthcare

Oct 20 | Health Effects of Wildfires
Captain Alma Lowry-San Diego Fire & Rescue and Brian D’Agostino, Director of Fire Science & Climate Adaptation, SDG&E.

Oct 27 | COVID-19 among Children, Adolescents and College Students
Dr. Mike Welch-Allergy & Asthma Medical Group & Research Center Rady Children's Specialists, Allergy and Immunology and Dr. Nanda Ramchandar- Rady Children's Hospital

Nov 3 | Biology of COVID-19 infection
Dr. Evan Snyder and Dr. Sandra Leibel-UCSD & Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Nov 10 | San Diego’s County Response to COVID-19
Gabe Gutierrez-San Diego County Health & Human Services and Dr. Sayone Thihalolipavan-San Diego County Public Health

Nov 17 | A Lung Healthy Diet & Mindfulness
Dr. Ni Cheng Liang-Coastal Pulmonary Associates Scripps Health Network and Dr. Sabrina Falquier-Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group

*Presenters and panelists are members of the American Lung Association Mission Committee listed here and other local healthcare providers.

San Diego Mission Committee

Tim Morris, MD (Chair), UCSD
Gabe Gutierrez, County of San Diego
Philippe Montgrain, MD, UCSD/VA
Becky Hart, RN, Naval Hospital
Michael Welch, MD, Allergy and Asthma
Scott Eisman, MD, Scripps
Ni-Cheng Liang, MD, Scripps
Laura Crotty-Alexander, MD, UCSD
Captain Alma A Lowry, San Diego Fire and Rescue
Mark Fuster, MD, UCSD/VA
Shelane Paraiso, RN, VA
Praveen Akuthota, MD, UCSD
Evan Snyder, MD, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute & UCSD
Sandra Leibel, MD, UCSD & Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Kaveh Bagheri, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Burr Heart & Lung Clinic

We hope you'll watch previous episodes from Series One:

San Diego Local Leadership Board

Jeni Reynolds, San Diego Gas & Electric (Chair)
Kevin Narcomey, Osceola Consulting LLC (Vice Chair)
David Lipschutz, EY
Dr. Tim Morris, UCSD
Tony Gwynn, Jr., San Diego Padres
Natasha Dowling, Capgemini
Mark Johnson, Acadia Pharmaceuticals
Aaron Saint, Accenture

Community Connections in San Diego was made possible thanks to a grant from The San Diego Foundation.

Community Connections in San Diego is Presented by

Sharp Grossmont Hospital

Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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