Past Event

Nurses on the COVID-19 Frontlines: Experiences and Lessons Learned in Wuhan, China and New York City, USA

November 25, 2020
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM (Beijing) | 8:00 - 9:00 AM (New York)

Please join Columbia Global Centers | Beijing and Columbia School of Nursing for a webinar entitled “Nurses on the COVID-19 Frontlines: Experiences and Lessons Learned in Wuhan, China and New York City, USA”. 

We are extremely honored to invite nursing educators, scholars, and frontline nurses from Columbia University School of Nursing, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, and Wuhan University School of Health Sciences to share inspiring stories and lessons learned responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What you will learn:

  • Elements of an effective public health response
  • Valuable lessons learned from being in the COVID-19 frontline
  • COVID-19 impact on nursing education, nursing training, and capacity building
  • Recommendations for improving nursing research


Panelists from Wuhan

Xiaoli Chen, Vice Dean of Wuhan University School of Health Sciences; Academic Advisor and Professor of Nursing at Wuhan University. She holds a doctoral degree from the Department of Epidemiology, the Fourth Military Medical University. She received her master's degree from the School of Public Health at Wuhan University.

Huimin Sun, Director and Associate Professor of the Department of Nursing at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University (Second Clinical Hospital of Wuhan University) with rich experience in clinical nursing, teaching, and management for more than 30 years. She holds a doctoral degree in Neuropsychology. She received her master's degree in Mental and Psychological Studies from HOPE School of Nursing at Wuhan University.

Changrong Wu, Head Nurse at the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University; National Clinical Nurse Specialist in Critical Care


Panelists from New York

Jennifer Dohrn, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of the Office of Global Initiatives and its PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Advanced Practice Nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing

Courtney Vose, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of Nursing and Patient Care Services at New York-Presbyterian (NYP). She is also the Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, Columbia University School of Nursing.

Yaniek McDonald, second year Doctorate of Nursing student at Columbia University specializing in adult gerontology acute care. She was employed as an acute care nurse and in an ICU COVID-19 unit during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Leslie Fung, first year Doctorate of Nursing student specializing in the nurse-midwifery program at Columbia University. She volunteered to work as a nurse-tech at New York Presbyterian | Columbia -The Allen Hospital during COVID-19 as she completed the Masters Direct Entry (MDE) program at Columbia Nursing.


  • This webinar will be conducted via Zoom and in English.
  • If you have any questions, please email [email protected]