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One Year. 2.5 Million Lives. A Global Shift.

A year after the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic, recovery efforts around the world are gaining some traction: Vaccines are rolling out, case rates are trending lower, and cities are gradually reopening. But what roadblocks lie ahead? Can we ever return to our pre-pandemic lives? What does the world look like a year from now and beyond?

UCSF is pleased to invite the public to a series of panel discussions that will look back on the lessons from the first 365 days of COVID-19 and illuminate the road ahead.

March 9: How the Science Will Drive Recovery

An unprecedented push to understand, treat, and vaccinate against COVID-19 has proven the wonders of modern technology – but can we go faster? What challenges could derail our recovery? What are our best hopes for fighting future viral threats?  

Join a panel of leading scientists, moderated by UCSF Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Dan Lowenstein, MD, to examine what we know and how we can better tackle the next outbreak.

  • Joe DeRisi, PhD
    Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, UCSF, and Co-President, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

  • Jennifer Doudna, PhD
    Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UC Berkeley, and 2020 Nobel Laureate

  • Joel Ernst, MD
    Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Experimental Medicine, UCSF

  • Annie Luetkemeyer, MD
    Professor of Infectious Diseases, UCSF

  • Aashish Manglik, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UCSF


Note: Live Spanish translation will be available for this event.


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