Tuesday, May 4th 2021


8:50 AM:  Opening Remarks

Dr. Julia Schaletzky, Executive Director of the Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases, the Immunotherapy and Vaccine Research Institute, and the Drug Discovery Center, University of California Berkeley

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM: How safe are we really? Disaster preparedness after Covid-19

Janet Napolitano, Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy

9.45 AM- 10:30 AM: Harold Varmus, Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine - TBD

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM: No one is safe until everyone is safe - Development of Covid-19 testing capacity in Uganda

Isaac Ssewanyana, Director, Public Health Laboratories Uganda

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM: Using a One Health approach to chart a path out of the Pandemic Era

Dr. Jonna Mazet, Professor of Epidemiology and Disease Ecology at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and Founding Executive Director of the UC Davis One Health Institute.

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM: Large-scale serology studies

Dr. Eva Harris, Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Director of the Center for Global Public Health in the School of Public Health, UC Berkeley

Dr. Lisa Barcellos, Professor of Epidemiology, the Director of the Center for Computational Biology and the Director of Undergraduate Public Health Major Program, UC Berkeley.

12:45 - 1:15 PM BREAK

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM: National Dialogue for Healthcare Innovation: Framework for Private-Public Collaboration on Disaster Preparedness and Response

Dr. Mark McClellan, Professor of Business, Medicine, and Policy, and founding Director of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM: The COVID-19 vaccine race: importance of basic research in the success of the mRNA and adenovector vaccines

Dr. Barry Bloom, Professor of Public Health, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM: RapidFire: Academic discovery of novel Covid-19 therapeutics 

Dr. Daniel Nomura, Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology and Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology, UC Berkeley

Dr. Anders Näär, Professor of Metabolic Biology, UC Berkeley

Dr. Julia Schaletzky, Executive Director, CEND

Dr. Aashish Manglik, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UCSF

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM: Panel discussion with speakers: Where to go from here? What are the lessons learned and how do we implement change? 

4:15 PM – 4.45 PM: Working group formation & introduction, problem statement


Wednesday, May 5th 2021

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Working Group One Meet with Team Advisor (opening remarks, Dr. Julia Schaletzky)

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Working Group Two Meet with Team Advisor (opening remarks, Dr. Julia Schaletzky)

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Working Group Three Meet with Team Advisor (opening remarks, Dr. Julia Schaletzky)

11:00 AM - 4:30 PM: Working group hours

4:30 - 5:00 PM: Policy Proposal Presentations & Closing Remarks


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