Register Event/Lunch for 'Moderna-ASU Medical Symposium' Feb. 25

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Community Leaders Asked to Register for 'Moderna-ASU Medical Symposium' & Luncheon on Feb. 25 @ 9:30 a.m.

- Community leaders and advocates are invited to learn about COVID impact and how to mitigate the spread.

- Event hosted by Alabama State University and includes a free lunch.

- Event sponsored by Moderna and includes partnerships with the Alabama Department of Public Health,Jackson Hospital, Hyundai Alabama and Servis1st Bank. 

WHEN: Feb. 25 (Friday) from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. with lunch included.

WHERE: ASU's J. Garrick Hardy Student Center Ballroom (second-floor); parking in Acadome lot.

REGISTER: Community leaders/advocates asked to register for this free/informative event here: 

By Kenneth Mullinax/ASU 

Community leaders and advocates are invited to register for the inaugural HBCU Medical Symposium on the Coronavirus, hosted by Alabama State University and sponsored by Moderna. The event will be held on Friday, Feb. 25 from 9:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. in the second-floor ballroom of the John Garrick Hardy Student Center. The symposium will provide important information about the Coronavirus, while exploring innovative ways of mitigating the spread of the disease and keeping communities safe. A free luncheon will be served at the event. 


Moderna Corporation selected Alabama State University to coordinate the symposium as a pilot project that will serve as a model for similar partnerships with other HBCUs across the nation.

For ASU, the symposium is an opportunity to provide critical information about the Coronavirus to community leaders, thereby expanding the University’s focus on “CommUniversity,” a strategic community engagement and impact initiative started four years ago by ASU President Quinton T. Ross, Jr. 


ASU has partnered with  Moderna, the Alabama Department of Public Health, Jackson Hospital, Hyundai Alabama and Servis1st Bank to offer the free symposium that is open to all community leaders and advocates. Experts will discuss factual and data-driven information about “Understanding Where We Are in the Pandemic and Our Future Needs.” 

Community leaders and advocates are encouraged to register for this free and informative event by visiting

Attendees may participate in person or virtually. In-person seating is limited, so interested persons should register early. 

Due to COVID-19, registration is not open to the general public but is limited to civic leaders, agency representatives, business leaders and other community advocates. 


Symposium topics will include a pandemic overview and statistical picture, understanding the COVID vaccine, pivoting during the pandemic, frontline perspectives, final anticipated outcomes and resources that are available. 

All that attend are reminded that ASU is a Mask-Mandatory campus with CDC safety protocols in place. 

News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.