COVID-19 Course

COVID-19 from Virus to Vaccine: Biological, Clinical, and Public Health Dimensions 

The Most recent Columbia Public Health’s live-streamed COVID-19 Course was August 24-25, 10am-4pm EDT

Led by world-class scientific experts and leaders, the two-day Columbia Public Health COVID-19 course will integrate seminars, virtual labs, and discussions to introduce participants to a variety of topics about the novel coronavirus, ranging from genetic aspects to public health system vulnerabilities. 

Access the free online recordings of the course by registering here:

 

 


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COVID-19 Course OVERVIEW

This two-day course brings together an exciting lineup of world-class scientific experts and leaders to explore a stunning range of issues related to COVID-19 through a blend of lectures, virtual labs, and discussion. Day 1 addresses molecular and genetic dimensions of coronaviruses, detection and diagnostics, immunological considerations, pathogens responsible for respiratory illnesses, and an analysis of the vulnerabilities of our public health system. Virtual labs focus on molecular diagnostics and detection and serological tests. Day 2 focuses on the epidemiology of COVID-19, community and workplace testing, clinical management and treatment of the illness, vulnerable populations, community engagement, and epidemic modeling in New York City, the United States, and across the globe. A virtual lab dives into coding and technical considerations of models.

All career stages from any organization are welcome to attend.

Course Agenda here.  Please note that the schedule and speaker line up are subject to change.

PREREQUISITES and Requirements

There are no prerequisites to attend this training. 

INSTRUCTORS

Course Organizer: Gary Miller, PhD, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Vice Dean for Research Strategy and Innovation, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

Course Organizer: Nischay Mishra, PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Center for Infection and Immunity, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

Course Organizer: Dana Palmer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center, Associate Dean, Educational Initiatives 

Keynote Speaker: Bruce Gellin, MD, MPH, President of Global Immunization, Sabin Vaccine Institute

Keynote Speaker: Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, University Professor, Dr. Mathilde Krim-amfAR Chair of Global Health, Professor of Epidemiology, Director, ICAP, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

Simon Anthony, PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Center for Infection and Immunity, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

Thomas Briese, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Center for Infection and Immunity, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

Robert Fullilove, PhD, Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

Jessica Justman, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine in Epidemiology and Senior Technical Director, ICAP, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

W. Ian Lipkin, MD, John Snow Professor of Epidemiology, Professor of Neurology and Pathology and Cell Biology, Director, Center for Infection and Immunity, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

Terry McGovern, JD, Harriet and Robert H. Heilbrunn Professor and Chair of Population and Family Health, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

Stephen Morse, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

Max O’Donnell, MD, MPH, Florence Irving Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, & Department of Epidemiology, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

Sen Pei, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

Jeffrey Shaman, PhD, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

Rafal Tokarz, PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Center for Infection and Immunity, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

Wan Yang, PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

Location - ACCESSING the Course

The COVID-19 Course was a live-stream, remote training that took place over live, online video conferencing on August 24-25, 2020 from 10am EDT - 4pm EDT. Please note this training is not a self-paced, pre-recorded online training, but a recording of the course is now available.

REGISTRATION FEES

Career Level

Registration Rate 

Currently active student, postdoc, staff, or faculty member at Columbia University  

$0 - You must register using your Columbia email address and fill in the UNI section on the registration form.

All external participants (any career level at another organization) and Columbia alumni 

$125

Cancellations: Cancellation notices must be received via email at least 3 days prior to the course start date in order to receive a full refund. To receive a refund, email Abby Welbourn here. In the rare event Columbia must cancel the event, your registration fee will be fully refunded. 
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Questions? Email Sarah Rubenfeld here.

The COVID-19 Course is co-hosted by the Dean's Office, the Center for Infection and Immunity, and the Columbia SHARP (Skills for Health and Research Professionals) Training Program at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.