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Jeanan Yasiri Moe, Director of Strategic Communications
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Join us April 30 for the second webinar
MADISON, Wis. – From the multifaceted search for treatments to how we cope with the upheaval, what are UW-Madison and Morgridge Institute for Research scientists doing to help Wisconsin, the country and the world find its footing in the midst of the pandemic? Join experts on Thursday, April 30, at 5 p.m. for a virtual discussion moderated by Veronica Rueckert of UW Communications.
“UW-Madison researchers are on the front lines of the quest to understand COVID-19,” says Rueckert. “We’re looking forward to sharing their expertise and analysis in our shared battle.”
The April 30 webinar will feature:
- Dominique Brossard (Life Sciences Communication and Morgridge Institute for Research) on trust, communication and perceptions of risk in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis
- J. Michael Collins (Center for Financial Security) on economic implications of the COVID-19 recession for families
- Jordan Ellenberg (Mathematics) on models, COVID and the math of uncertainty
- William Hartman (Anesthesiology) on what do you do when there is no cure
- Jonathan Patz (Population Health Sciences and Global Health Institute) on preventing the next pandemic, including key socio-ecological factors behind the emergence of COVID-19 and a silver lining revealed
- Karen Smith (Psychology) on stress, social isolation and COVID
- Ron Stewart (Morgridge Institute for Research) on the analysis of biomedical articles and gene expression to identify potential COVID-19 treatments
Part 3 of the mini-series will look ahead to a future post-COVID-19. Details forthcoming.
The Crossroads of Ideas program is a public lecture series that addresses vital social science topics. The series generally is held in-person at the Discovery Building on the UW-Madison campus. More at discovery.wisc.edu/crossroads.
“As we continue to explore the contributions being made by UW-Madison and Morgridge Institute researchers, we at WARF are honored to be able to offer this opportunity for the community to hear firsthand from the accomplished innovators right here in our campus community,” says Laura Heisler, WARF director of programming.
The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) helps steward the cycle of research, discovery, commercialization and investment for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Founded in 1925 as an independent, nonprofit foundation, WARF manages more than 2,000 patents and an investment portfolio as it funds university research, obtains patents for campus discoveries and licenses inventions to industry. For more information, visit warf.org.