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PREPARE Institute Seminar Series


The UC San Diego PREPARE Institute offers a virtual Seminar Series on SARS-CoV-2 and topics related to pandemic preparedness.  


Thursday, December 8, 2022, 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM PT

"The use of CBPR for addressing vaccine hesitancy among Latinx and Black communities in Southern California.”"


Argentina E. Servin MD, MPH 
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases & Global Public Health
Director, Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH)
Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health & Human Longevity Science
UC San Diego


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Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 2:00 PM — 3:00 PM PT

"Multiantigen synthetic poxvirus-based vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 and Monkeypox."


Flavia Chiuppesi, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
Dept. of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
Beckman Research Institute
City of Hope







Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM PT

"Substance Use-related Epidemics in North America: A Tale of Two Crises and Two Futures."


Dan Werb, PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases & Global Public Health
UC San Diego
Associate Professor
Institute for Health Policy, Management & Evaluation
University of Toronto





Thursday, September 22, 2022, 2:00 PM — 3:00 PM PT

"Meaningful engagement of diverse partners to address COVID-19 testing and vaccination uptake for underserved communities: strategies and lessons learned."


Borsika Rabin, PhD, MPH, PharmD
Nicole Stadnick, PhD, MPH
UC San Diego

Bill Oswald, PhD
Paul Watson, Jr., MSHS
Global Action Research Center


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Monday, August 22, 2022, 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM PT

"The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrants in interrupted transit in Tijuana."

Ietza Bojorquez, MD, PhD, MSc
Department of Population Studies
El Colegio de la Frontera Norte






Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 2:00 PM — 3:00 PM PT

"Agent-based Models: Applications to modeling infectious disease spread and evaluating mitigation strategies."


Ravi Goyal, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases & Global Public Health

UC San Diego





Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 3:00 PM — 4:00 PM PT

"Collaborating with the Innate Immune System to Treat Multidrug-Resistant Superbugs."


Victor Nizet, MD
Distinguished Professor and Vice-Chair for Basic Research,
Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Host-Microbe Systems & Therapeutics
Distinguished Professor, Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
UC San Diego





Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM PT

"Discovery and functional interrogation of SARS-CoV-2 protein-RNA interactions."


Joy Xiang, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Cellular Molecular Medicine
Yeo Lab
UC San Diego


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Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 3:00 PM — 4:00 PM PT

"Defining correlates of protection and markers of disease progression during SARS-CoV-2 infection."


Gene S. Tan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases
J. Craig Venter Institute
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health
UC San Diego