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Chapman University and The Orange County Register to Hold April 20 Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccine

Amy Stevens
Director of Public Relations
(657) 390-6760

Orange, Calif. – Chapman University and The Orange County Register will hold a virtual town hall at 12 p.m. (PST) on Tuesday, April 20, to share up-to-date information concerning the COVID-19 vaccines. The program will be followed by a moderated interactive Q&A.

“Chapman University is excited about hosting this town hall with The Orange County Register to provide an educational overview about the COVID-19 vaccines and to answer the community’s concerns,” said Chapman University President Daniele C. Struppa, Ph.D. “To provide our university expertise on such a timely and important topic is an incredible testament to our faculty.”

Panelists will include:

  • Jeff Goad, Ph.D., chair of Pharmacy Practice at Chapman’s School of Pharmacy and member of California’s Drafting Guidelines Workgroup, which helps to set state-wide policy concerning the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Jennifer Totonchy, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy
  • Tara Gruenewald, Ph.D., associate professor and chair in the Department of Psychology
  • Regina R. Chinsio-Kwong, DO, Orange County Health Care Agency physician and representative
  • Todd Harmonson, editor, OC Register

OC Register Executive Editor Frank Pine; Janeen Hill, Ph.D., founding dean of Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences; and Tom Piechota, Ph.D., PE, vice president of research at the university, will lead the discussion.

“Coverage of COVID-19’s impact will continue to be an essential part of our daily coverage at The Orange County Register. This town hall allows us to leverage a year’s worth of coronavirus reporting by clarifying the perspectives we’ve learned while listening to a concerned public. With experts from Chapman’s School of Pharmacy and Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences and OC Health Care Agency, this town hall will address the questions and concerns of local citizens. The Register is honored to be part of the conversation,” said Ron Hasse, publisher and president of Southern California News Group.

The town hall will stream live from noon to 1:30 p.m. in a Zoom session available to the public. For more information, visit  


About Chapman University

Founded in 1861, Chapman University is a nationally-ranked private university located in Southern California. Chapman is categorized by the Carnegie Classification as an R2 “high research activity” institution and offers personalized education to more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The campus has produced a Rhodes Scholar, been named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars and hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society. Based in the City of Orange, Chapman also includes the Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine. In 2019, the university opened its 11th college, Fowler School of Engineering, in its newest facility, Keck Center for Science and Engineering. Learn more about Chapman University:

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