Mar 16, 2021

Co-sponsored by the UCI Center for Virus Research, the Institute for Immunology, the UCI Precision Health through Artificial Intelligence Initiative and the UCI Infectious Disease Science Initiative

March 19, 2021 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


9 a.m.
Pramod P. Khargonekar, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Research and Distinguished Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Welcome and Introduction

EPIDEMIOLOGY/PUBLIC HEALTH - Moderator Sanghyuk Shin, Ph.D., Director, UCI Infectious Disease Science Initiative

9:10 a.m.
Alison Holman, Ph.D, Professor, Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing

Media Matters when Coping with COVID-19 and Cascading Collective Trauma

9:40 a.m.
Sunny Jiang, Ph.D, Professor and Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Wastewater Based Epidemiology of COVID-19

10:10 a.m
Suellen Hopfer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Public Health

Looking to the Future of "Back to School" - Parent Adolescent COVID-19 Vaccine Decision-Making

10:40 a.m

10:50 a.m.
Bernadette Boden-Albala, Dr.Ph., Director and Founding Dean of the Program in Public Health

Using Serological Surveillance to Understand the Burden of COVID-19 in Communities of Color

11:20 a.m.
Carter Butts, Ph.D., Professor, Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences (spatial patterns)

Information, Contagion, and Evolution: How Networks are Aiding the Fight Against COVID-19

11:50 a.m.
Alana Lebrón, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Public Health

and Chicano/Latino Studies
Health Equity in COVID-19 Response and Recovery

12:20 p.m
Lunch Break

PATHOGENESIS/VACCINE DEVELOPMENT - Moderator Eric Pearlman, Ph.D., Director Institute for Immunology

1 p.m.
Thomas Lane, Ph.D., Chancellor's Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior

SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Neurologic Disease

1:30 p.m.
Daniel Chow, M.D., Co-Director, Center for Artificial Intelligence in Diagnostic Medicine

Predicting COVID-19 Patient Vulnerability with Advanced Analytics and AI

2:00 p.m.
Philip Felgner, Ph.D., Director, UCI Vaccine Research and Development Center

Naturally Acquired and Vaccine Induced Antibody Responses Against COVID

2:30 p.m.

2:40 p.m.
Ilhem Messaoudi, Ph.D., Director, Center for Virus Research

Expansion of Pathobionts in the Nasal Microbiome from COVID-19 Patients

3:10 p.m
Michael Buchmeier, Ph.D., Professor, Infectious Diseases, and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
The "Life" of a Pandemic Coronavirus

3:40 p.m.
Susan Huang, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Director, Epidemiology & Infection Prevention

COVID-19 Prevention Needs and Strategies for Nursing Homes and Hospitals

4:10 p.m.
Leslie M. Thompson, Ph.D., Donald Bren Professor and Chancellor's Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Neurobiology and Behavior
Precision Medicine and COVID UC Host Genomics Consortium

4:30 p.m.
Cross-fertilization discussion

5 p.m.