The Office of the Vice President for Research hosted the Understanding COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, May 5, at 6:00 p.m. The one-hour virtual town hall event featured faculty experts from the University of South Carolina presenting information on various aspects of COVID-19 as applicable to South Carolina, followed by an audience Q&A. The Understanding COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall was free and open to the public, and had about 150 live attendees.
Watch the virtual town hall
The Understanding COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall was broadcast on Tuesday, May 5. It was presented through Microsoft Teams Live Events, and streamed live over the web.
- The epidemiology of COVID-19, presented by Melissa Nolan, Assistant Professor in the Arnold School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
- Immunity in COVID-19, presented by Prakash Nagarkatti, University of South Carolina Vice President for Research and Carolina Distinguished Professor in the UofSC Columbia School of Medicine’s Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
- Clinical and treatment aspects of COVID-19, presented by Helmut Albrecht, Chair, Department of Internal Medicine Prisma Health Midlands/University of South Carolina and Heyward Gibbes Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine
- Audience question and answer period with the experts
The Understanding COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall was closed captioned live during the event. The Office of the Vice President for Research has posted a YouTube video of the event with the captions included.
Submit a question
Organizers accepted questions in real time during the virtual town hall event. Attendees may also submit follow-up questions using the form below.
6 May 2020