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UTHSC Coronavirus Symposium

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will be offering a 2-hour symposium for coronavirus information on April 6 from 11:00 am — 1:00 pm. This symposium will feature members of UTHSC, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, and the Shelby County Health Department. The event is free but requires registration that can be found here, it will also be livestreamed at the link below.

Date: April 6, 2020

Time: 11:00 am — 1:00 pm

Location: Student-Alumni Center Schreier Auditorium


11:00 – 11:05

Scott Strome, MD
Executive Dean of the College of Medicine

11:05 – 11:25

The Coronavirus Pandemic
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

Hospital Preparedness to Combat Emerging Infections
Nicholas Hysmith, MD
Assistant Professor Pediatrics – Infectious Disease

11:45 – 12:05

Transmission Routes of COVID-19 and Controls in the Dental Practice
James Ragain, DDS, MS, PhD
Dean of the College of Dentistry

12:05 – 12:25

Public Health Preparation and Response to COVID-19
Alisa Haushalter, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC
Associate Professor of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies
Shelby County Health Department

12:25 – 12:45

Regional Biocontainment Lab and the New Coronavirus
Colleen Jonsson, PhD
Professor and Endowed Van Vleet Chair of Excellence in Virology
Director of the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL) at UTHSC

12:45 – 1:00 Question and Answer Panel

Last Published: Mar 12, 2021