Brandi Wampler | October 2, 2020
A new webinar series at the University of Notre Dame, titled “Consider This! Simplifying the COVID-19 Conversation,” will unpack the science and research behind the coronavirus pandemic by exploring related issues in an accessible manner for the general public.
Starting in October, from 6 to 7 p.m. EDT each Monday, coronavirus experts will discuss a new aspect or angle of the pandemic, such as epidemiology, food security, public health, racial inequities, testing, vaccines and evidence used to inform decisions about opening schools, athletics and businesses.
“The coronavirus pandemic brought science and research to the forefront of news and media, making it a part of everyday conversation. This makes understanding terminology, technology and scientific process important for being an informed citizen, and that’s what we are aiming to do with these webinars,” said Consider This! co-host Heidi Beidinger-Burnett, associate professor of the practice and director of the Master of Science in Global Health program.
The weekly webinar series will kick off Monday (Oct. 5) with “In a Pandemic, Science Matters,” featuring Marie Lynn Miranda, the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost at Notre Dame. Miranda has been a leader of addressing the pandemic as it affects Notre Dame and surrounding communities.
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