Is the End in Sight? An Inside Look at the COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Approval Process
Featuring Dr. Arnold Monto and Dr. Emily Martin
December 2, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online in Zoom
Online URL: https://umich.zoom.us/j/97023751907
Contact Information: Michael Kasiborski email@example.com
Join infectious disease expert Dr. Arnold Monto in a discussion about the COVID-19 vaccine development and approval process. Dr. Monto, a professor of epidemiology and global public health at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, serves as acting chair of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, which provides advice to the Food and Drug Administration on the authorization and licensure of vaccines to prevent COVID-19. Throughout his career spanning seven decades, Dr. Monto has been involved in pandemic planning and emergency response to influenza and other respiratory virus outbreaks, including the 1968 Hong Kong influenza pandemic, avian influenza, SARS, MERS and the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Emily Martin, an associate professor of epidemiology at Michigan Public Health, will join Dr. Monto for a Q&A session, in which the experts will also address attendee questions as time permits. Dr. Monto and Dr. Martin co-lead the Michigan Influenza Center, one of five centers across the country that collects data for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.