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UTHSC Coronavirus Symposium - July Update

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is offering an online symposium for coronavirus (COVID-19) information. The symposium will feature members of UTHSC, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Please register below to receive the link for the event. The full recording of the symposium will be made available following the completion.


Date: July 28, 2020

Time: 11:00 am — 1:00 pm CDT


11:00 – 11:05 am

Opening Comments                       
Scott Strome, MD
Executive Dean of the College of Medicine

11:05 – 11:25 am

Mid-Summer Update for COVID-19
Jon McCullers, MD
Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics
Pediatrician-in-Chief, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Senior Executive Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs

11:25 – 11:45 am

Children, Schools, and COVID-19
Jason Yaun, MD 
Associate Professor of the Department of Pediatrics
Division Chief of Outpatient Pediatrics
Medical Director, Family Resilience Initiative

11:45 am – 12:05 pm

Hospital Lessons Learned and Current Readiness for COVID-19
Amik Sodhi, MD, MPH
Associate Professor and Interim Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine
Chief Medical Officer, Alternate Care Hospital for COVID-19

Richard Walker, MD
Associate Professor and Interim Chief, of the Department of Emergency Medicine
Chief Executive Officer Alternate Care Hospital for COVID-19

12:05 – 12:25 pm

Development of Immunity in COVID-19
Paul Thomas, PhD
Faculty, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry

12:25 – 12:45 pm

Ongoing Clinical Trials for COVID-19
Terri Finkel, MD, PhD
Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

12:45 – 1:00 pm Question and Answer Panel
May 26, 2022