MassCPR Public Briefings

MassCPR Public Briefings

MassCPR Public Briefings are livestreamed, feature COVID-19-related research, and are geared toward a lay audience.

COVID-19 in Pregnancy and Childhood - April 29, 2021

COVID-19 in Pregnancy and Childhood

Previously titled: Not Just Small Adults: COVID-19 in Children
Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. ET
 

How SARS-CoV-2 affects children has emerged as one of the great mysteries of the pandemic. As new knowledge illuminates the differences in infection presentation and the immunobiology of disease in children, one question looms large: What role will pediatric infections play in public health efforts to contain the pandemic?

Opening remarks, Howard Heller (MassCPR and Massachusetts General Hospital)

SARS-CoV-2 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children and adolescents, Adrienne Randolph (Boston Children’s Hospital)

SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnancy, Andrea Edlow (Massachusetts General Hospital)

COVID-19 vaccination and pregnancy, Kathryn Gray (Brigham and Women's Hospital)

The role of pediatric vaccinations in curbing the pandemic, Ofer Levy (Boston Children's Hospital

COVID-19 2.0: Demystifying SARS-CoV-2 Variants - February 24, 2021

MassCPR Scientific Symposium: COVID-19 2.0: Demystifying SARS-CoV-2 Variants

February 24, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm E.T.

George Q. Daley
Dean, Harvard Medical School
 
Jonathan Abraham
Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Harvard Medical School
Infectious Disease Specialist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

 
Galit Alter
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
Principal Investigator, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard

 
Jeremy Luban
Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
University of Massachusetts Medical School

COVID-19 Vaccines Are Coming, Now What? - December 9, 2020

COVID-19 Vaccines Are Coming, Now What?

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 | Noon - 1 p.m. ET 

 

Link to Recording
 
Speakers include:
 
George Q. Daley
Dean, Harvard Medical School
 
Margaret Hamburg
Former Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Bruce Walker
Director, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
 
Panelists include:
 
Robert Finberg
Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Larry Madoff
Medical Director, Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Simone Wildes
Associate Director of Infectious Disease, South Shore Health
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center

Unequal Destroyer: COVID-19 Health Disparities and the Search for Solutions - September 23, 2020

Unequal Destroyer: COVID-19 health disparities and the search for solutions

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 12-1:30 p.m. ET
 
September 23, 2020 MassCPR Public Briefing on YouTube
 
Scientists from the Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness (MassCPR) will discuss health disparities in COVID-19 infection risk, disease severity and outcomes, the factors that fuel disparities and possible solutions to address the roots of inequity in disease and health. The discussion will also include the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on homeless people, incarcerated populations and immigrants and asylum seekers.
 
A question-and-answer session will follow.
 
Speakers include:
 
George Q. Daley
Dean, Harvard Medical School
 
Barbara Bierer
Co-founder and Faculty Director, Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center at Harvard
Senior Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

J. Wesley Boyd
Co-founder and Staff Psychiatrist, Human Rights and Asylum Clinic at Cambridge Health Alliance
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Faculty, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School

Cheryl Clark
Director of Health Equity Research & Intervention, Center for Community Health and Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
 
James J. O’Connell
President, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
 
Alysse Wurcel
Attending Physician, Tufts Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
 
MassCPR members are welcome to share this email with their lab groups and colleagues.  NOTE: This webinar will be recorded and posted on our YouTube channel one week after event. News reporters may be present.
 
This event is made possible by the Maxwell Finland Lectureship Fund.

VACCINES: The Ultimate Quest in COVID-19 - July 28, 2020

VACCINES: The Ultimate Quest in COVID-19

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 | 12:00-1:30 p.m. E

Speakers Include:

George Q. Daley
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard University

Arlene Sharpe
George Fabyan Professor of Comparative Pathology, Harvard Medical School

Bisola Ojikutu
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Lindsey Baden
Associate Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dan Barouch
William Bosworth Castle Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Bruce Walker
Phillip T. and Susan M. Ragon Professor of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

NOTE: This webinar will be recorded and posted on our YouTube channel one week after event. News reporters may be present.

This event is made possible by the Maxwell Finland Lectureship Fund.

The Ongoing Challenges of Reopening - June 26, 2020

The Ongoing Challenges of Reopening: Managing risk amid the shifting reality of COVID-19 to prevent resurgence

Friday, June 26, 2020 | 8:00am - 9:30am ET

Scientists from the Harvard Medical School-led Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness (MassCPR) will discuss the state of the pandemic after reopening, the challenges of managing risk with resumption of social activities and ongoing efforts to prevent resurgence after ending lockdowns. 

George Q. Daley
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard University
 
Caroline Buckee
Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Associate Director, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Jennifer Griffin
Vice President, Industry Strategy and Investments, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
 
Howard Heller
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
Senior Advisor for Clinical Partnerships, MassCPR

Michael Mina
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Associate Medical Director in Clinical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
 
Joia Mukherjee
Associate Professor of Medicine, Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School
Chief Medical Officer, Partners In Health

Edward Nardell
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School
Professor of Environmental Health and of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

 
Pardis Sabeti
Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Institute Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
 
Peter Sorger
Otto Krayer Professor of Systems Pharmacology, Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School
Head, Harvard Program in Therapeutic Science
 
Note: This webinar will be recorded and news reporters may be present.
This event is made possible by the Maxwell Finland Lectureship Fund.

MassCPR Public Briefing - May 15, 2020

MassCPR Public Briefing 

Friday, May 15, 2020 | 8:00am - 9:30am ET

Scientists discuss the awarding of the Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness (MassCPR) grants, recognize the MassCPR’s generous donors and partners, and then scientists in the six MassCPR working groups highlight what has been accomplished in the last two months across the consortium.

Presenters: George Daley, David Golan, Zhong Nanshan, James Xia, Arlene Sharpe, Bruce Walker, Lindsey Baden, Galit Alter, David Walt, Megan Murray, Jonathan Abraham, Dan Barouch, Ron Corley, Karen Jacobson, and Mark Schwartz

Institutions: Harvard Medical School, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Health, China Evergrande Group, Massachusetts General Hospital, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston University/National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratories, and Boston Medical Center

Hosts: George Daley, David Golan, Arlene Sharpe, and Bruce Walker