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Ask Aaron: Trusted COVID-19 info

  • Aaron Carroll
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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for accurate and up-to-date information has been a constant. One of the ways Indiana University has worked to ensure faculty, staff and students have a trusted channel for information, as well as a way to have their questions answered, is through regular webinars with Chief Health Officer Dr. Aaron Carroll.

The Ask Aaron webinar series currently takes place weekly on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. Attendees must register in advance and can submit questions during the registration process or ask them live during the webinar via the Q&A function.

“My goals during each of these webinars are to make sure people can have their questions answered and know they’re in a space where they can trust the information they’re hearing,” said Carroll. “No question is too basic; no concern is too small. I’ve said throughout the last year and a half, I’ll talk to anybody to get them information and address concerns. Join a webinar, listen in, ask questions, get the information you need.”

Carroll has been a key medical leader in IU’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is a distinguished professor of pediatrics and associate dean for research mentoring at the IU School of Medicine. In addition, he’s a current contributing opinion writer at The New York Times, contributes regularly to The Atlantic, and has a popular YouTube channel called Healthcare Triage, where he talks about health research and health policy.

All Ask Aaron Webinars are recorded and can be viewed on broadcast.iu.edu.

Amanda Roach is a senior communications consultant in the Office of the Vice President for Communications and Marketing.