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Jewish Community Association

Sun, Jan 17 | Virtual Event

An Eye to the Future: The COVID Vaccine and it’s Communal Impact

We are pleased to provide the HP/Edison and East Brunswick communities with ‘An Eye to the Future: The COVID Vaccine and its Communal Impact in 2021’. Learn about the COVID vaccine and what it means to our communities.
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An Eye to the Future: The COVID Vaccine and it’s Communal Impact

Time & Location

Jan 17, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
Virtual Event

About the Event

Zoom Recording:

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Attendance is free with registration.

Our Panel:

Elliott Frank, MD, MBA, FACP, FIDSA

Dr. Frank is a graduate of the Yale University School of Medicine. After completing training in Infectious Diseases at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Frank became Associate Program Director of the Medical Residency Program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center (JSUMC), and soon thereafter assumed the role of Chief of Infectious Diseases. In 2000, Dr. Frank was appointed Chair of the Department of Medicine at JSUMC; he received an MBA from Monmouth University in 2006. In 2016, Dr. Frank assumed the position of Medical Director for Patient Safety & Quality at JSUMC. Dr. Frank has authored or coauthored over 35 articles and book chapters and has been involved in the publication or presentation of over 75 scientific abstracts. He has received numerous awards for teaching and scholarship, and, between 2015-2016, Dr. Frank served as President of the Infectious Diseases Society of New Jersey. He currently holds a dual appointment as Clinical Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Core Professor of Medicine at the Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine. 

Josh Segal, MD, F.A.C.O.G

Born and raised in Flushing, NY, Dr. Segal attended Yeshiva University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Biology. He then entered medical school at the SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn (formerly SUNY Downstate). He graduated in 1999, Cum Laude and was elected to the national medical honor society (Alpha Omega Alpha). He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. He received a resident teaching award in his second year. Dr. Segal joined RWJ OB-Gyn Associates upon graduation from residency. He also serves as a member of the voluntary medical school faculty at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. He was awarded a teaching excellence award by the residency in 2007. He is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and recently been named one of NJ's "Top Doctors" in New Jersey Monthly Magazine 2011. 

Arkady Broder, MD

Director of Endoscopy, is a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed his medical training, including a chief medical year, and gastroenterology training with a focus on therapeutic endoscopy at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. Some of his research interests include the early detection and prevention of pancreatic and biliary diseases. He holds a clinical faculty position at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and is the associate program director of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Gastroenterology Fellowship Program at Saint Peters University Hospital. Dr. Broder is a recipient of the Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in GI Practice Operations from the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). He sees patients at the Center for Ambulatory Resources (CARES), located across from the Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick. Dr. Broder recently started a new position as Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Robert Wood Johnson Saint Peter's University Hospital Campus.

Keren Ebel (Avery), MD, FAAP

has been a Pediatrician with the Somerset Pediatric Group for almost 17 years. She completed her BA in Biological Basis of Behavior at the University of Pennsylvania. She attended Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and completed her Pediatric training at Cedars Sinai Medical Center-UCLA in Los Angeles. Dr. Ebel completed pediatric clerkships at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Mt. Sinai Medical Center and the New York City Poison Control Centers. She has privileges at RWJUH, St Peter's University Hospital, RWJ-Somerset and Morristown Memorial Hospital. She has additional certification from The REACH Institute for Pediatric Psychopharmacology in Primary Care.

Mayor Gayle Brill Mittler

has served as Mayor of Highland Park since 2014. As Mayor, Gayle takes a managed and goal-oriented approach to governing.

Gayle represents the values of Highland Park as a member of the Executive Board of the League of Municipalities and a member of the Climate Mayors organization and Local Progress. She also focuses her efforts on benefitting all residents of Highland Park. In 2015 she created “HP Gives a Hoot”, a nonprofit organization to help our young residents in need. While Mayor, Highland Park adopted an Inclusive Community resolution to protect and welcome historically discriminated populations, as well as a program which enables all residents of Highland Park to receive Municipal ID cards for use as identification within the Borough.

As Mayor of Highland Park, Gayle Brill Mittler has concentrated efforts towards redevelopment of the Borough’s downtown. The municipality became an Area in Need of Rehabilitation in 2017. Since then, the newly formed Rehab Screening Advisory Committee has seen and passed along several new downtown development projects for approval by the Council Redevelopment Entity and Planning Boards.

Prior to her appointment as Mayor, Gayle was a Council member since October 2009, serving as Council President from 2012-2013. She has been a business owner in Highland Park since 1995.

Moderated by: David Waizer, Chairman of the Board

Event Chair: Hannah Farkas

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