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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 23: Mapping a Post-Pandemic World

What does the future look like for offices, schools, and businesses? What happens to a generation emerging from feelings of grief, isolation, and anxiety? Will we be able – and do we want to – return to our pre-pandemic lives? 

A panel of health and policy experts, moderated by UCSF Department of Medicine Chair Bob Wachter, MD, will examine COVID-19's impact on our society and look ahead to how we rebuild and prepare for the next pandemic.

  • Stefano Bertozzi, MD, MPH
    Professor of Health Policy and Management and Dean Emeritus of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health

  • Eric Goosby, MD
    Professor of Medicine, UCSF, and UN Special Envoy on Tuberculosis

  • Margot Kushel, MD
    Professor of Internal Medicine and Director, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations

  • Dayna Long, MD
    Co-Director of Center for Child and Community Health, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

  • George Rutherford, MD
    Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Director of the Prevention and Public Health Group, UCSF

Note: Live interpretation in Spanish and Cantonese will be available for this event. If you would like to request specific language services, please contact Community Relations at at least one week prior to the panel discussion.


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