COVID-19 has shown us that early detection and response is essential to curbing the spread of infectious diseases. Experts say the 2021-2022 Flu and Respiratory season will be unpredictable. Our speakers, Aubree Gordon, PhD, epidemiologist at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Lauren Meyers, PhD, Director of the University of Texas COVID-19 Modeling Consortium, will discuss why it’s more important now than ever to be prepared for the upcoming Respiratory season including COVID-19. Please Join us on August 18th at 2pm EST to hear more from our experts on this topic.
Lauren Ancel Meyers – is the Cooley Centennial Professor in biology and statistics at the University of Texas at Austin. For over 20 years, Dr. Meyers has pioneered the application of network theory and machine learning to improve the detection, forecasting, and control of emerging viral threats. She is the founding director of the UT COVID-19 Modeling Consortium, which has provided global leadership throughout the pandemic through COVID-19 forecasting dashboards and critical analyses to support pandemic surveillance, response, testing, and school opening strategies nationwide. Dr. Meyers received her BA in mathematics and philosophy at Harvard University and PhD in biology at Stanford University. She was named as one of the top 100 global innovators under age 35 by the MIT Technology Review in 2004 and received the Joseph Lieberman Award for Significant Contributions to Science in 2017. Aubree Gordon – is a world leader in influenza epidemiology, focused on the dynamics of viral transmission and development of immunity to respiratory viruses. An NAS Kavli Fellow, Gordon’s epidemiological studies have helped provide the data needed to optimize the timing of vaccination in Nicaragua, as well as identified novel immunological findings that impact the design and testing of next generation influenza vaccines. She rapidly shifted her focus to include the study of COVID-19 at the beginning of the pandemic and multiple field studies of SARS-CoV-2 to examine the natural history and transmission of the virus.
A recording of the session will be sent to all registrants following the webinar.
Time: Aug 18, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)