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Center for COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness (CCRP2) Virtual Research Retreat

December 2, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Center for COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness (CCRP2) Virtual Research Retreat – Register here!

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Catherine Blish, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases Stanford University Medical Center

COVID-19 Retreat Agenda

9:00 am – Zoom link live for attendees to join

9:15 am – Welcome, opening remarks David Alland, MD Director, CCRP2

Session 1: Basic, Clinical, and Translational Science
9:30 am – A novel discovery platform for SARS-CoV-2 vaccines with enhanced potency and more broadly protective immunity (Stephen Anderson, PhD)

9:45 am – Novel suction-based in vivo cutaneous DNA transfection platform for SARS-CoV-2 vaccine delivery (Hao Lin, PhD)

10:00 am – CAR-NK for COVID-19 (Dongfang Liu, PhD)

10:15 am – Hamster model of SARS-CoV-2 infection (Selvakumar Subbian, PhD)

10:30 am – Impact of acute SARS-CoV-2 infection on human plasmacytoid dendritic cells (Patricia Fitzgerald-Bocarsly, PhD)

10:45 am – An intra-cytoplasmic route for SARS-CoV-2 transmission unveiled by Helium-ion microscopy (Antonio Merolli, MD)

11:00 am —– Break —–

Session 2: Public Health and Epidemiology
11:15 am – Presence of SARS-CoV-2 aerosol in homes of COVID-19 patients (Howard Kipen, MD, MPH)

11:30 am – More accessible COVID-19 treatment through monoclonal antibody infusion in the Emergency Department (Sara Heinert, PhD, MPH)

11:45 am – Assessing mental health of pregnant women during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (Ashna Shome)

12:00 pm Sewer epidemiology for SARS-CoV-2: Individual buildings to millions of gallons per day (William Morales Medina, PhD)

12:15 pm —– Break —–

12:30 pm – Keynote Speaker Presentation: Innate immune dysfunction in COVID-19 (Catherine Blish, MD, PhD Stanford University)

Session 3: Social Sciences
2:00 pm – COVID-19 policy response and population mental health in Uganda (Slawa Rokicki, PhD)

2:15 pm – Migrant detention, deportation, and COVID-19 transmission: public health and safety challenges in New Jersey (Ulla Berg, PhD)

2:30 pm – COVID-19 vaccine misperceptions, uncertainty, and health outcomes (Katherine Ognyanova, PhD)

2:45 pm – Racial and ethnic differences in vaccine hesitancy among registered nurses in New Jersey: a cross-sectional survey (Pamela de Cordova, PhD)

3:00 pm – Mental health issues for front line hospital staff during height COVID-19 pandemic (Cheryl Ann Kennedy, MD)

3:15 pm – Are the needs of immunosuppressed pediatric patients and young adults during the COVID-19 pandemic being met? Preliminary data from a single institution (Lauren Freidenrich)

3:30 pm —– Adjourn —–