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Thursday, May 14, 2020 - WEBINAR: What we've learned from COVID-19

Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Howell Guest Speaker: Nancy Binkin, MD, MPH

Registration Fee: $25 (your fee is 100% tax deductible)

Register online by:  May 10th. This event will take place via the ZOOM platform, with both video and audio access. Please register for more information.

The Webinar will include a basic description of the characteristics of the virus and how it is spread, how it differs from seasonal flu and from other coronaviruses, and the current situation in terms of number of cases, where they are occurring, and who appears to be most at risk of symptomatic disease and death.   It will also cover issues of infectivity and the relationship between susceptible, infected, and recovered persons, issues in case definition, the potential importance of asymptomatic cases, and the difficulties in accurately estimating death rates. Finally, it will present some of the leading preventive measures and the evidence of their effectiveness.

Dr. Nancy Binkin has a longstanding interest and experience in global health. She worked for 20 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and subsequently as chief of the policy and evidence unit in the Health Section of UNICEF. She worked in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America on a range of topics but focusing on maternal and child health (MCH). She also worked for 12 years with the Italian National Institute of Health, where she ran an epidemiology training program and led the establishment of the Italian Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (PASSI) and played a major role in establishing the national childhood nutrition survey (OKKIO alla salute) and served as the liaison to a variety of European training initiatives. She currently serves as a consultant for the USAID-sponsored Translating Research into Action (TRAction) project, where she is the lead technical advisor for a series of projects designed to improve equity in MCH services, and for TEPHINET, the international network of epidemiology training programs.

Future Events

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2020 Health Lecture Luncheons, topics to be announced:

  • Thursday, August 6th
  • Thursday, November 12th

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