COVID-19 Research Seminar Series

While health care workers have mobilized to take care of patients during this pandemic, Duke University researchers are conducting cutting-edge science to better understand the pathophysiology, fundamental mechanisms and clinical consequences of COVID-19, develop vaccines and testing methods, and address social issues and health disparities related to COVID-19. 

The School of Medicine is hosting a monthly virtual COVID-19 Research Seminar Series to highlight this important research. The series is hosted and moderated by Svati Shah, MD, MHS, associate dean of genomics and director of the Precision Genomics Collaboratory.

This seminar series occurs on the third Tuesday of month, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, with some exceptions for holidays and institutional events. 
 

Zoom Link
Passcode: 096604
 

Access to the webinar series requires authenticated access with your NetID and password. If prompted to sign in, please select to ‘Sign in with SSO’ and enter ‘duke’ when prompted for the company domain. You will be directed to log in with your NetID and password.

 

CME ACCREDITED

Each daily 1 hour lecture(s) is designated for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

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CREDIT STATEMENT: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. In support of improving patient In support of improving patient care, the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

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JA Accreditation Statement: In support of improving patient In support of improving patient care, the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team. 


Upcoming Seminar

This seminar series occurs on the third Tuesday of month, from 4:00-5:00 pm, with some exceptions for holidays and institutional events. 

Zoom Link
Passcode: 096604

Access to the webinar series requires authenticated access with your NetID and password. If prompted to sign in, please select to ‘Sign in with SSO’ and enter ‘duke’ when prompted for the company domain. You will be directed to log in with your NetID and password.

Session Evaluation

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Krishna Udayakumar and Stephanie Langel

Krishna Udayakumar, MD, Associate Professor of the Practice of Global Health 
Title TBA

Stephanie Langel, PhD, Medical Instructor in the Department of Surgery 
“Host factor determinants of SARS-CoV-2 infection and transmission” 

Past Seminars

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Oke Anakwenze and Dennis Ko, MD

Oke Anakwenze, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
"​Effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on physician professional fulfillment, burnout and coping strategies"

Dennis Ko, MD, PhD, Associate Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
"Leveraging cross-phenotype associations to understand human genetic susceptibility to COVID-19"

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Rachel Kranton and Ooi Eng Eong

Rachel Kranton, PhD, James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Economics
"Work and Mental Health during the Covid-19 Pandemic"

Ooi Eng Eong, MD, PhD, Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-NUS Medical School
“Attenuating systemic adverse events in mRNA vaccination”

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Charles Gersbach, PhD and Cameron Wolfe, MBBS

Charles Gersbach, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering
"CRISPR Technologies to Study and Prevent COVID-19"

Cameron Wolfe, MBBS, Associate Professor of Medicine
"Building the plane while you're flying—COVID outpatient and inpatient treatments in the pipeline"

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Christina Barkauskas, MD and Manesh Patel, MD

Christina Barkauskas, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
"Therapeutics for Inpatients with COVID-19: From Bench to Bedside"

Manesh Patel, MD, Professor of Medicine
"COVID-19 and Heart Involvement – what have we learned"

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Geeta Swamy, MD and Tyson Brown, PhD

Geeta Swamy, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
"
COVID-19 Vaccines in Pregnant & Lactating Women"

Tyson Brown, PhD, Associate Professor of Sociology
"Quantifying Structural Racism and Its Impact in COVID-19 Mortality"

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Greg Wray, PhD and Chris Woods, MD

Greg Wray, PhD, Professor of Biology
"Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 strains in the Duke and Durham communities"

Chris Woods, MD, Professor of Medicine
"COVID-19 Research: Bringing us Together for Team Science in a Time of Social Distancing"

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Barton Haynes, MD and Tracy Wang, MD, MHS, MS

Barton Haynes, MD, Frederic M. Hanes Distinguished Professor of Medicine
"Development of Pan-Coronavirus Vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 mutants and Pre-emerging Animal Coronaviruses"

Tracy Wang, MD, MHS, MS, Professor of Medicine
"Burden of COVID Disease and Potential Implications for Research"

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Georgia Tomaras, PhD and Emily D'Agostino, DrPH

Georgia Tomaras, PhD, Professor of Surgery
"Antibody Responses to COVID-19"

Emily D'Agostino, DrPH, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine & Community Health
"Low COVID-19 transmission in YMCA camps: Community-based programs as instrumental to community health"

Tuesday, January 262021

Charlene Wong, MD, MSPH and Hiro Matsunami, PhD

Charlene Wong, MD, MSPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
"Promoting Equity in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution"

Hiro Matsunami, PhD, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
"COVID-19 and Olfaction"

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Adrian Hernandez, MD and Nicholas Heaton, PhD

Adrian Hernandez, MD, Vice Dean and Executive Director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute
"Addressing False Facts in the COVID-19 Pandemic"

Nicholas Heaton, PhD, Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
"Identifying host-targets and repurposing FDA-approved drugs to prevent and treat COVID-19"

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Mark McClellan, MD, PhD and Greg Sempowski, PhD

Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, Robert J. Margolis, MD, Professor of Business, Medicine and Policy
"National Policy Developments"

Greg Sempowski, PhD, Professor of Medicine
"Duke Pandemic Prevention Program"

Recording no longer available

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Tomi Akinyemiju, PhD and Xiling Shen, PhD

Tomi Akinyemiju, PhD, Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences
"Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Infection and Outcomes"

Xiling Shen, PhD, Hawkins Family Associate Professor, Pratt School of Engineering
"Chromatin remodeling predicts COVID-19 symptom severity"