We welcome all faculty, staff, and trainees to join us for the 2021 COVID-19 Symposium, to be held on Friday, June 4, 2021. For general symposium information and questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is free! Please register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please note that each zoom link is unique to the person who registered, so the link cannot be shared. Every person must register if you plan on attending.
Download and post our expanded agenda here.
9:00 AM – WELCOME AND OVERVIEW
(9:00 - 9:05 AM) Daniel Leung, MD, MSc, & Ryan O’Connell, PhD, 3i Initiative Directors
9:05 AM – OPENING KEYNOTES
(9:05 - 9:30 AM) Lindsay T. Keegan, PhD - Model-Based Decision Support for COVID-19 in Utah
(9:30 - 9:55 AM) Julio Delgado, MD, MS - COVID-19 Laboratory Testing: A Tale of Delays, Confusion, Improvisation, Innovation
10:00 AM - CONCURRENT SESSIONS 1 & 2
SESSION #1: Data Science & Genomic Medicine (Moderator: Yves Lussier, MD)
(10:00 - 10:15 AM) Ravi Chandran, PhD - Physics based Modeling of the Spread of COVID-19 Infection
(10:15 - 10:30 AM) Ram Gouripeddi, MS & Julio Facelli, PhD - Informatics for COVID-19 Research
(10:30 - 10:45 AM) Stephen Goldstein, PhD - Extensive Recombination-Driven Coronavirus Diversification Expands the Pool of Potential Pandemic Pathogens
(10:45 - 10:52 AM) Kyle Kazemini - A Modular, Performance-Oriented Network Model for COVID-19 in Long Term Care Facilities
(10:52 - 10:59 AM) Clement Vachet, MS - AI/CXR early warning system for infectious respiratory disease outbreaks
SESSION #2: Environmental Impact/Minimizing Exposure (Moderator: Kerry Kelly, PhD)
(10:00 - 10:15 AM) James Sutherland, PhD - Using Computational Fluid Dynamics to Inform COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Strategies
(10:15 - 10:30 AM) Divya Chandrasekhar, PhD - Responding to Concurrent Disasters: Perspectives From the Field
(10:30 - 10:45 AM) Andy Hong, PhD, PE - Disinfection of Coronavirus Surrogate by Airborne Microdroplets
(10:45 - 10:59 AM) Hanseup Kim, PhD - Development of an In-situ Airborne Virus Sensor
11:00 AM – BREAK FOR LUNCH / POSTER SESSION / COMMUNITY LECTURE
Community Lecture - Research During a Crisis: How University of Utah Scientists Mobilized to Learn More About and Fight COVID-19. Download a flyer here. Register here.
12:05 PM – CONCURRENT SESSIONS 3 & 4
SESSION #3: Social Impact & Policy (Moderator: Richard Forster, PhD)
(12:05 - 12:20 PM) Anna Neatrour, MLIS - COVID-19 and Oral Histories
(12:20 - 12:35 PM) Alexander Hohl, PhD - Understanding Adverse Population Sentiment Towards the Spread of COVID-19 in the United States
(12:35 - 12:50 PM) Tabitha Benney, PhD - Intra-city variability of fine particulate matter during COVID-19 lockdown: A case study from Park City, Utah
(12:50 - 1:05 PM) Sonia Salari, PhD - Measuring a Multidemic: A Mixed-Methods Study of COVID-19 Impacts on Domestic Violence Across the Life-Course
(1:05 - 1:12 PM) Rachel Nelson - Communication Technology in Public Health: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic in Utah
(1:12 - 1:19 PM) Mike Lindow - Partisanship, Fear, and Resistance to COVID-19 Directives
(1:19 - 1:26 PM) Holly Shoemaker, MPH - Longitudinal survey of Telehealth during COVID-19
SESSION #4: Impacts Across Populations (Moderator: Steven Lacey, MS, PhD)
(12:05 - 12:20 PM) Rebecca G. Simmons, MPH, PhD - Contraceptive use in Utah during the Covid-19 Pandemic
(12:20 - 12:35 PM) Kristin G. Cloyes, PhD, MN, RN - Cancer, caregiving, and the COVID-19 pandemic: Exploring impact on social support networks and interactions, stress, and mental health of cancer survivors and their caregivers
(12:35 - 12:50 PM) Sara Grineski, PhD - Anxiety and depression among US college students engaging in undergraduate research during the COVID-19 pandemic
(12:50 - 1:05 PM) Frederik Denorme, PhD - Neutrophil extracellular traps contribute to immunothrombosis in COVID-19 acute respiratory distress syndrome
(1:05 - 1:12 PM) Alex Beams - Common Colds might not be so "Common’" in the future
(1:12 - 1:19 PM) Bernadette Kiraly, MD - Long-Haul COVID-19: Understanding patient needs
(1:19 - 1:26 PM) Parhum Namdaran, MD - Cardiac and inflammatory biomarkers in predicting adverse cardiac outcomes in high-risk patients with COVID-19
1:30 PM – AFTERNOON KEYNOTES (Moderator: Chris Hill, DPhil)
(1:30 - 2:00 PM) Andrew J. Smith, PhD - Harnessing Recovery Capital to Meet Resilience Challenges
(2:00 - 2:30 PM) Jake Jensen, PhD - Public Perception of COVID Communication Across 36 Weeks: A Rolling Cross-Sectional Design with U.S. Adults
2:30 PM – BREAK/POSTER SESSION
2:45 PM – CONCURRENT SESSIONS 5 & 6
SESSION #5: Mental Health & The Brain (Moderator: Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, PhD)
(2:45 - 3:00 PM) Joseph Kim, PhD - Risk and Resilience to Loneliness in Older Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Wave 1
(3:00 - 3:15 PM) Monisha Pasupathi, PhD - College, Interrupted: Covid-19 and First-year Students
(3:15 - 3:30 PM) Kiran Kaur, MS - Impact of COVID-19 on Emotional Health for Five Communities of Color in Salt Lake City
(3:30 - 3:45 PM) Su Rin Choi - Social Interaction and Sleep during COVID-19
(3:45 - 3:52 PM) Dylan Neff, HBS, BMus - Risk and resilience in pregnant women during COVID-19
(3:52 - 3:57 PM) Kelly J. Mansfield, BSN, RN - Comparing Audio Diaries of Cancer Survivors and their Support Person During COVID-19
SESSION #6: Testing and Treating COVID-19 (Moderator: Alfred Cheung, MD)
(2:45 - 3:00 PM) Hans Haecker, MD, PhD - A simple, rapid and affordable point of care test for detection of SARS-CoV-2-specific antibodies based on hemagglutination and AI-based image interpretation
(3:00 - 3:15 PM) Robert Paine III, MD - Induction of ACE2 in the alveolar epithelium by hypoxia- implications for the pathogenesis of acute respiratory failure in COVID-19
(3:15 - 3:30 PM) Shawn Owen, PhD - Split-luciferase assays for rapid and sensitive detection of anti-SARS CoV-2 antibodies
(3:30 - 3:45 PM) Sarah Apple, PhD - Discovery and Design of a D-peptide Entry Inhibitor of SARS-Related Coronaviruses
(3:45 - 3:52 PM) Jeff Sellman, MD - COVID Aftercare Clinic: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Long COVID
(3:52 - 3:57 PM) Danielle Green, MD - Remdesivir Extraction by Extracorporeal Life Support Circuits
4:00 PM – CLOSING KEYNOTES (Moderator: Willard H. Dere, MD)
(4:00 - 4:30 PM) Elizabeth A. Middleton, MD - COVID-19: A Reflection on Opportunity During a Crisis
(4:30 - 5:00 PM) Jennifer Weidhaas, PhD, PE(ID) - Monitoring SARS-CoV-2 in sewersheds and trend analysis
5:00 PM – CONCLUSION
(5:00 - 5:05 PM) Andrew S. Weyrich, PhD
To view posters, please click on the specific poster title, and you will be taken to the pdf version of the poster. After viewing, please visit our voting page and vote for your favorite 3 posters. The top 3 posters will receive their choice of UofU item from the bookstore (up to $75). Voting closes Monday, June 7 @ 9:00 AM.
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