~ Submitted by the Bedford HOSA Club
The Bedford HOSA Club is offering the community the opportunity to join us alongside Dr. Damon Tweedy, author of NYT Best Selling Black Man In A White Coat, and Dr. John Whyte, the Chief Medical Officer at WebMD, in a live webinar discussing addiction and depression.
Join us on Wednesday, September 29 at 5 PM and have all your questions answered!
How to join the webinar and learn about HOSA
The Bedford HOSA club is a student-run not-for-profit health occupations club and our goal is to promote awareness of health concerns and help out with the well-being of our community.
Follow HOSA on Instagram @bedford_hosa for fun, interactive posts, and event updates. You can also check out our podcast, Piece of Mind, on Spotify and listen to some of our healthcare-related discussions and interviews.
The webinar presenters include
Damon Tweedy, MD is an associate professor of psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine and a staff psychiatrist within the Durham Veteran Affairs Health Care System. He completed both medical school and his specialty training at Duke. He divides his time between clinical and administrative duties within the VA system and medical student teaching and mentorship at Duke.
Dr. Tweedy has written extensively about the intersection of race and medicine, both in academic journals and popular print publications. His 2015 book, Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine, made the New York Times bestseller list and was selected by TIME Magazine as a top non-fiction book that year.
John Whyte, MD is a physician and corporate executive with a combination of government and private sector work. He is currently the Chief Medical Officer, WebMD. Dr. Whyte leads efforts to create meaningful change around important and timely public health issues. He is a leading voice in addressing the COVID pandemic, has been named one of the top 20 health influencers.
Dr. Whyte is a board-certified internist and sees patients. He completed an internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center, and earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Policy and Management at Harvard University. He has written in the medical and lay press, including two best-selling books.