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Mother/Daughter COVID nurses

Master of Science in Nursing student Alex Dube follows her mother's lead in nursing efforts on the COVID-19 front lines.

Chan Harjivan
In a career that has taken him extraordinary places, Chan Harjivan, BSP ’95, finds himself helping guide the nation’s COVID-19 response.
MCPHS student giving a COVID-19 vaccine. Graphic with Vaccine Champion University.
In an effort to get as many people vaccinated as possible, the White House set up a COVID-19 vaccination challenge for colleges across the United States.
Illya Karpenko
In addition to the countless COVID-19 tests that Illya Karpenko administered at a senior housing center throughout the pandemic, he also contributed something unexpectedly valuable to the residents.
Boston Hope Medical Center building.
As Assistant Director of Pharmacy at Massachusetts General Hospital, MCPHS alum Erasmo (Ray) Mitrano, BSP ‘80, MS ’85, played a key role in setting up the pharmacy services of Boston Hope at a critical point in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Volunteer at a Food Bank.
A discussion led by Dr. Mary Potorti on how breakdowns within the United States food system have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Inside the COVID-19 testing trailer on the Boston campus.
The University has maintained positivity rates well below the numbers of their campuses’ states and is training hundreds of individuals to administer COVID-19 vaccines.
Zheying Li
MCPHS alum Zheying Li brings her premedical skills to the COVID-19 front lines.