A Year in Masks • The COVID Pandemic • Race • Racism • Vaccination & Vaccines • What to Know and Do

Saturday, February 13, 2021

The Dialogue on Race held its Annual Winter Summit virtually this year. Nearly 500 people registered, and more than half attended the live event. Dr. Hardee and Dr. Guerra gave an excellent presentation. We are grateful to them for their perspective, knowledge, and the resource they are to the community.

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“A Year in Masks Calls for All Hands on Deck.” Our speakers created a fact sheet for you as a resource in these challenging times.

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Dr. Abraham Hardee and Dr. Peter Guerra shared an overview of the covid-19 vaccines – how they were created and how they are being distributed in our region. They talked about race and racism in healthcare. They shared data and resources to support our community in its health and well-being. They also addressed many audience questions. We thank them and our sponsors for sharing their time, talent and treasure with us – true philanthropy.

Our Speakers

Dr. Abraham B. Hardee III, DO/PhD

Dr. Hardee received his B.S in Science of Food Nutrition with a minor in Chemistry from Virginia Tech in 2002.

He was a member of the Virginia Tech football team, position: strong safety. He received his osteopathic medical degree from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007. He also completed his PhD in International Health Education from Virginia Tech in 2008.

He completed his traditional rotating internship from Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania; and, Family Medicine Residency at Montgomery Regional Hospital, Blacksburg.

Dr. Hardee practices medicine at the Community Health Center of the New River Valley, and Med Express Urgent Care. He is also the Associate Chair of Family Medicine and Rural Primary Care at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. He enjoy outdoors activities, spending time with family, and Christian Apologetics. He has two children with his best friend Dr. Sofia Abraham-Hardee DO/PhD.

Dr. Abraham B. Hardee III, DO/PhD

Dr. Pete Guerra, MD

Dr. Guerra Specializes in Family Medicine. He received his medical degree from University of Central Florida College of Medicine where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

He then completed his residency at Southern Regional Area Health Education Center, Cape Fear Valley Hospital where he received numerous academic and teaching awards.

He is serving as a physician for the Community Health Center of the New River Valley (CHNRV) and joined the staff there in the summer of 2019.

Dr. Guerra is fluent in English and Spanish. His interests include guitar, singing, coaching and mentoring youth, and studying theology.

Dr. Pete Guerra, MD

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