The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted health care, society, research, and higher education. In this final presentation of the year, we will host two clinical scientists, Dr. Lucio Miele and Dr. Rebekah Gee, who has been at the forefront of the response in Louisiana. Together with Louisiana Tech University President, Dr. Les Guice, we will discuss what we have learned, how scientific research and education aided in the management of the pandemic, and the role that higher education plays now and in the prevention and mitigation of events like this in the future.
On Monday, March 29 at 3:30pm CST on WebEx the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research will be visiting with Dr. Heidi Lawrence and Scott Barrows to discuss COVID-19 and Health Communication.
Dr. Karriem Watson, Dr. John Stewart IV, and Rudy Macklin will discuss the disparities in health care that have become highlighted throughout the pandemic and ways in which doctors, scientists, and the public can address these on-going issues in treatment.
New Frontiers welcomes Chris Kevil, Vice Chancellor for Research LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, and Theresa Sokol, Interim State Epidemiology and Program Manager for the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section in the Louisiana Office of Public Health. Kevil and Sokol will discuss the spread of the disease and the care of patients throughout the pandemic.
Dr. Mary Caldorera-Moore, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Dr. Jamie Newman, Associate Professor of Biology, will moderate the event. Dr. Krishendu Roy, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech; Dr. Rodney Rohde, Professor and Chair of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program at Texas State; and Dr. Byron Crawford (Louisiana Tech, ’74), Professor and Chair of Pathology at LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport will collectively share information on current research for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of COVID-19.
Dr. Jamie Newman and Dr. Patrick Hindmarsh, members of the Louisiana Tech University School of Biological Sciences, will moderate the event. Dr. Barbara Osborne, Professor of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at UMass Amherst will share research on the immune system and its response to SARS-CoV2 and Dr. Gordon Love (Louisiana Tech University class of 1973), Professor of Pathology at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans will share his findings related to COVID-19 pathology and the tissue damage sustained by those suffering from the disease.