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VACCINES: The Ultimate Quest in COVID-19

Researchers and physician-scientists from the Harvard Medical School-led Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness (MassCPR) and thought leaders will discuss the state of COVID-19 vaccine development, latest efforts, clinical trials underway, and others expected to launch soon.

Topics include:
• Vaccines and immunity; how vaccines trigger immune protection
• Vaccine platforms in development, research findings to date, strategies for vaccine acceleration, and vaccine scalability and distribution
• Equity and disparities in vaccine research
• Lessons learned from past vaccine successes and failures


George Q. Daley
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard University

Lindsey Baden
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director of Clinical Research, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dan Barouch
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Nicole Frahm
Exploratory Biomarker Leader, Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute
Affiliate Associate Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Bisola Ojikutu
Assistant Professor of Medicine and of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Infectious Disease Specialist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital

Arlene Sharpe
Chair, Department of Immunology, Harvard Medical School
Co-director, Evergrande Center for Immunologic Diseases, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Bruce Walker
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
Director, Harvard University Center for AIDS Research


July 28, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm




Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness (MassCPR)
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