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Monday, August 16, 2021

Beaumont HouseCall Podcast

Episode 63

Beaumont HouseCall Podcast: Back to School 2021

Episode Overview

With so many children yet to be vaccinated or eligible and the rise of more transmissible COVID-19 variants, many parents, students and teachers may be wondering what the 2021 school year will look like. Dr. Gilpin discusses precautions and vaccine safety with a pediatric infectious disease specialist and then dives into the psychosocial and mental health impact of in-person learning.

 Conducting school in-person is tremendously beneficial for students and their families. Getting back to learning in-person is a high priority for our communities this fall. 

– Dr. Nick Gilpin



What a safe return to school looks like



When can we expect the vaccines to be available for children under 12 years old?



Masking and social distancing – why it’s important for students



Why in-person learning crucial for students



How parents can help children navigate challenges of virtual & in-person learning


Dr. Nick Gilpin

Nick Gilpin, D.O.


Dr. Gilpin is a board-certified infectious disease and internal medicine physician. He's been practicing infectious diseases for 10 years and has appeared in many publications and lectures on a variety of topics within the specialty.

Dr. Bishara Freij

Bishara Freij, M.D.

Special Guest

Dr. Bishara Freij is a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Beaumont Children’s in Royal Oak, Michigan. He’s been in practice more than 40 years and went to medical school at American University of Beirut – Lebanon. Dr. Freij is board certified in pediatric infectious diseases and pediatrics.

Dr. Justin Skrzynski

Sarah Rauner, NP-C

Special Guest

Sarah Rauner is a Nurse Practitioner at Beaumont Hospital, Troy where she is also the Chief Pediatric Nurse. Sarah has also been instrumental in the coordination of Beaumont’s COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Wayne State University and Masters of Science in Nursing from University of Michigan.

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