Resilience and Recovery: Recovering and Growing as a Community

The primary focus of the Resilience and Recovery Summit this year will be recovering and growing as a community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of other disasters/catastrophic events will also be addressed in four tracks: Government/Industry, Healthcare, Science, and Community Preparedness. 

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Morning Agenda

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  • 8:10 - 8:30: Welcome & Introduction
    • Dr. Brenda Nichols, Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Lamar University
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  • 8:30 - 9:15: Regional Disaster Recovery
    • Jorge Ayala, Area Director AURO Economic Development Administration (U.S. Dept of Commerce)

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  • 9:15 - 10:00: Regional Health Update
    • Kenneth Coleman, Beaumont Public Health Department

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  • 10:00 - 10:15: Break
     
  • 10:15 - 11:15: Breakout Session I

    Healthcare

    1. Nurses During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Study - Ruthie Robinson, Cynthia K. Stinson
    2. Resilience in the Time of COVID-19: A Virtual Experiential Learning Program Serving Students and Cancer Patients - Lindsey Minter

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    Economic

    1. Lamar University Economic Recovery and Resiliency Program - Enrique Venta, Gevorg Sargsyan, Paul Latiolias, Ricardo Colon, James Slaydon
    2. Financial and Risk Management Analysis of the Education Sector in Southeast Texas During Hurricane Harvey - Enrique Venta, Gevorg Sargsyan, Paul Latiolias, Ricardo Colon, James Slaydon

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  • 11:15 - 12:00: Lunch Break
    Lunch Break

Afternoon Agenda

  • 12:00 - 12:30 Coastal Restoration
    • Tim Richardson, County Judge Jeff Branick

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  • 12:30 - 1:45: Panel Discussion

    Lessons Learned and Resources for Future Storms

    • National Weather Service (NWS): Joe Rua, Senior Forecaster, Lake Charles Office
    • US Geological Society (USGS): Jeff East, Surface Water Specialist, Texas Water Science Center
    • Entergy-Texas: Frank Shannon, Customer Service Director
    • Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM): Carman Apple, District Coordinator
    • Lower Neches Valley Authority (LNVA): Scott Hall, General Manager

    Moderated by Dr. Liv Haselbach, Chair, Lamar University Civil and Environmental Engineering

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  • 1:45 - 2:00: Break
    Break
  • 2:00 - 3:00: Breakout Sessions II

    Healthcare

    1. Socially Distanced: Mental Health and Suicide Prevention During a Pandemic - Warren Miller, Angela Clavijo, Matt Stephenson

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    Science/Community Preparedness

    1. Radar Satellites for Emergency Response to Storm-Induced Flooding - Reda Amer
    2. A GIS Study of Showing the Importance of Wearing Facemask During COVID Pandemic - Suranjana Chatterjee

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  • 3:00 - 3:15: Wrap-up, Evaluations
    Wrap-up, Evaluations



Co-Sponsored by: Lamar University Dishman School of Nursing, Lamar University Economic Recovery and Resiliency Program, the Mamie McFaddin Ward Trust, and the Program Center for Public Policy.