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Resilience and Reinvention: Lessons from the Pandemic

Friday, October 15 | 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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McDonnell Academy International Symposium 2021

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy will host an international symposium event featuring a two-part Forum presenting exciting new research arising from ongoing international collaborations. Presentations by researchers from Washington University in St. Louis and their collaborators around the globe will examine impacts and lessons of Covid-19.

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Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Website

https://mcdonnell.wustl.edu/internati...

Event Contact

Angie Rahaman

Speaker Information

Session 1 | Public health issues stemming from Covid-19

Chair: Bill Powderly, Larry J. Shapiro Director, Institute for Public Health

Impact of Covid-19 on HIV care in Ghana
George Kyei, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis and Director, Medical and Scientific Research, University of Ghana
Collaborative team from: University of Ghana

Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on HIV care in Campinas, Brazil and St. Louis, USA
S
hanti Parikh
, Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology and of African and African-American Studies, Washington University in St. Louis; Paulo Dalgalarrondo, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Campinas
Collaborative team from: University of Campinas

Improved Antibody surveillance in Indonesia
Peter Fischer, Professor of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis
Collaborative team from: University of Indonesia

PM2.5 exposure and Covid-19 spread in the US & India
Rajan Chakrabarty, Harold D. Jolley Career Development Associate Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
Collaborative team from: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Collaborators joining the Q&A session: Collins Ahorlu, Head of Epidemiology Department, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana; Johnelle Lamarque, Instructor, Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis

Session 2 | Societal impact of the pandemic

Chair: Feng Sheng Hu, Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Professor of Biology and of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Lucille P. Markey Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences

How are children faring during the pandemic and what can be done?
Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Shanti K. Khinduka Distinguished Professor, Washington University in St. Louis; and Oren Heller, postdoctoral research associate, Washington University in St. Louis
Collaborative team from: Reichman University (IDC Herzliya) and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Role of political ideology on Covid-19 mitigation
Guillermo Rosas, Professor of Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis
Collaborative team from: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Universidad Alberto Hurtado,  Universidad de Los Andes, Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, Tec de Monterrey

Linguistic diversity & Covid-19
Cindy Brantmeier, Professor of Applied Linguistics, Global Studies, Washington University in St. Louis
Collaborative team from: University of Ghana

Collaborator joining the Q&A session: Andrea Ramirez Varela, MD, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

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