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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Scottish Rite NMJ Presents "Unpanic the Pandemic" with Surgeon General Thursday

by Christopher Hodapp

This Thursday, March 26th, the Scottish Rite Northern Masonic Jurisdiction will present a live-stream information session with the Surgeon General of the United States, Jerome Adams, MD, entitled, "Un-Panic the Pandemic: Our Community Partnership on the 2019 Coronavirus ."

New York's Junior Grand Warden, Worshipful Brother E. Oscar Alleyne, 33°, DrPH, MPH, has arranged this program and he will be presenting along with with the Surgeon General. Illustrious Brother Alleyne, 33° is a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of the Hudson.

While Oscar is known far and wide within the fraternity as one of the most active and well-traveled Masons you'll ever encounter anywhere, many may not know that he is a Doctor of Public Health and the Chief Programs and Services Officer at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in Washington, DC. That's a long way of saying he's on the front lines of this pandemic right now, and has been working with the CDC and the Surgeon General to help stem the spread. 

The goal of the broadcast is to provide clear, truthful information to Brethren and their families as we all confront the challenges posed by the virus in our homes and communities. Sovereign Grand Commander Glattly will also field a few questions on how Brothers can continue to connect with Brothers in their lodges and Valleys. 

The program will be presented live on  on Facebook this Thursday, March 26 at 7:00 pm (ET)

The schedule is as follows:

  • 7pm (ET) Introductions
  • Dr. Jerome Adams, Surgeon General provides the latest updates
  • Brother Oscar Alleyne on the impact on our communities and what we can do to stay healthy and well
  • Michael C. Russell, Scottish Rite Executive Director, moderates questions
  • David A. Glattly, Sovereign Grand Commander addresses the Brethren
  • 7:30-7:45 Program Ends
To Join the Broadcast on Facebook, simply go to the Scottish Rite NMJ page at that 7PM. You can find the page here

If you are not on Facebook the program will be recorded.
The link will also be posted in the "What's Happening" section on the home page of the NMJ website.

Dr. Jerome Adams is an American anesthesiologist and a vice admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps who currently serves as the 20th Surgeon General of the United States. Prior to becoming Surgeon General, he served as the Indiana State Health Commissioner, from 2014–2017.

Dr. Adams attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine as an Eli Lilly and Company Scholar. He also received a Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 2000, with a focus on chronic disease prevention. He is board certified in anesthesiology.

Illus. Dr. Oscar Alleyne, 33°, is the Chief Programs and Services Officer at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in Washington, DC. He has wide ranging experience in local and national public health sectors. He is skilled in in Epidemiology, Health Communication, Population Health Planning and Assessment, Government, Emergency Preparedness, Informatics, Biosurveillance, and Environmental Health.

He holds a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) focused in Health Policy and Management from New York Medical College and a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Environmental Health and Epidemiology.

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