Combating COVID-19 and Future Pandemics


Thursday, June 4, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


On Zoom

Virtual Alumni Days


Thursday, June 4, Noon-1:00, EDT
Hear from HMS faculty working with the Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness (MassCPR), which is convening clinicians and scientists to address the immediate challenges of the current global pandemic and to create a rapid-response system to deal with future outbreaks. This collaborative approach—currently encompassing over 150 scientists across five universities and institutes—focuses on six key areas: epidemiology, diagnostics, pathogenesis, clinical disease management, treatment, and vaccines.


George Q. Daley, AB ’82, MD ’91, PhD
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard University


Mark Namchuk, PhD
Executive Director of Therapeutics Translation, Harvard Medical School

Arlene H. Sharpe, AB ’75, AM ’76, PhD ’81, MD ’82
Chair of the Department of Immunology and George Fabyan Professor of Comparative Pathology in the Blavatnik Institute, Harvard Medical School; Co-Director of the Evergrande Center for Immunologic Diseases, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Co-Director, Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness (MassCPR)

Bruce D. Walker, MD
Director, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard; Phillip T. and Susan M. Ragon Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Co-Director, Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness (MassCPR)


Please note:  This symposium is open to graduates of HSDM only and pre-registration is required. Please contact Jessica Loew at 617-432-2924 with questions.


See also: Alumni Event