S3: E3 | Zach Jenkins

July 29, 2020

Informed in the Storm

Dr. Zach Jenkins, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, has become one of the leading infectious disease experts in Ohio. He is also a big hit with the media. Over the last four months, Zach has been interviewed over 60 times by media from the east coast to the west coast and many places in between. His calm demeanor, insightful research, and clear presentation of the facts have made him a voice of reason in the midst of uncertainty, fear, and anxiety.

Zach, however, is humbled by the interest in his expertise. By his own admission, infectious disease was one of his least favorite subjects during his pharmacy education. But respected instructors mentored him and helped him develop a love and interest in the field.

“God positions people and equips them in ways that you don’t expect,” Zach shares in the podcast. “God positioned me in a way to be here right now, that I would never have thought of. That’s been an amazing thing to think about.”

As much as Zach appreciates being a calming influence sharing the latest data, his focus is ultimately on the Lord. As helpful as the scientific data are in determining how to navigate the pandemic, Jesus is the only one who can truly guide us through this healthcare storm.   

One of Zach’s favorite media opportunities has been a townhall conducted at Cedarville by Cedarville Stories host Mark Weinstein. The townhall also featured Mark Caleb Smith, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Political Studies. 

Zach cites Psalm 91 as one Scripture that has kept him centered on the Lord in the midst of the coronavirus.

 

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