Facebook Live with Dr. Andemariam and Dr. Greene | Sickle Cell Anemia and COVID-19
On May 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm, Dr. Milford W. Greene and Dr. Biree Andemariam will host a Facebook Live on the Black Health Matters Facebook page. They will discuss COVID-19 and Sickle Cell Anemia.
Milford W. Greene, Ph.D., M.P.H. is a biomedical and public health scientist. He serves as Director of Health Affairs & Clinical Services and is Director of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia certified hemoglobinopathy laboratory. Dr. Greene did undergraduate work at Morehouse College and graduate studies at Wesleyan University. Early on he was a microbiologist at the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health. He trained in infectious diseases and immunology at the Harvard School of Public Health in the Department of Microbiology and in the Department of Tropical Public Health under the direction of virologist and Nobel Laureate Thomas Huckle Weller. He is a retired medical school administrator and professor; is a former associate dean at Cornell University; and was the first diversity dean at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Biree Andemariam, M.D., is a hematologist and founding director of the New England Sickle Cell Institute (NESCI) at the University of Connecticut Health Center. NESCI was established in 2009 and now serves nearly 300 adults living with sickle cell disease. With a staff of twelve individuals, including nurses, social workers, patient navigators, and research assistants, NESCI provides comprehensive care, acute pain management, specialized blood transfusions, and a destination for children in Connecticut who have aged out of pediatric SCD care. Dr. Andemariam’s research focuses on developing new pathways of care that improve SCD care quality as well as translational research on deciphering the interplay between red blood cell adhesion to the walls of the circulatory system and the development of pain. She holds an undergraduate degree in molecular biology from Princeton University and a medical degree from Tufts. She is also the Chief Medical Officer of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.