Aug. 26 — School of Nursing professor leads virtual discussion on vaccines and fertility Jann Murray-García, an associate professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, led the panel discussion, “Baby Talk: Addressing COVID Vaccines and Fertility,” for the Northern California National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). The discussion focused on women’s concerns regarding COVID-19 vaccines and their fertility. Panelists included physicians Oliver T. Brooks of Watts Healthcare Corp. and Sara Whetstone of UCSF, as well as Kimi Watkins Tartt, the director for the Alameda County Public Health Department. The event was part of the NCNW Good Health Women’s Immunization Networks (Good Health WINS), an initiative to educate communities and address health disparities through increased vaccination rates. NCNW is comprised of 300 campus and community-based sections along with 32 national women’s organizations that seek to lead, empower and advocate for women of African descent, their families and communities. Jann was invited to moderate the event by Jacqueline Dyson, a School of Nursing administrative assistant and long-time NCNW member. Jann said staff members play an important role in connecting faculty with national efforts, especially in under-represented communities, such as the NCNW event.