Please consider presenting your COVID19 work at the 2021 COVID research slam on March 18th.
In February 2020 we hosted our first COVID slam, and I think this was one of the last in person meetings we all attended. This well-attended and well-received event brought together many different researchers and experts from across the University, College of Medicine and Medical Center. It provided us a platform to present research, new ideas and foster cross-disciplinary collaboration as we all struggled to understand the SARS-CoV2 virus and a looming pandemic.
Given the last tumultuous year we have all weathered, we would like to propose an anniversary COVID Research Slam on Thursday March 18, 2021 from 8am-noon. The pandemic has transformed many research fields and we'd like to hear about and share the work that has been transforming our fields and university community. The morning will include a welcome, a short keynote by Dr. Caroline Buckee of The Chan School of Public Health at Harvard, and several break-out rooms for presentations and discussion, divided by research themes. We will return at the end for a final closure and group conversation.
Interested faculty will give short 15 min presentations (with 5 min of Q+A) on their COVID- related research. We have identified 6 possible categories/themes of COVID-related research but all themes are welcome. We may re-organize the groups depending on the size of each group:
1) Clinical/translational research
2) Epidemiology, public health, and infection control research
3) Basic science research
4) Mathematical and computational modeling research.
5) Biotechnology and Engineering research
6) Environment/Climate/Ecology research
All faculty interested in presenting their research are encouraged to participate. For those interested, please send the title of your talk to Renee Sarao (and which of the six themes it best represents). Renee's email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to another collaborative COVID research slam!