What’s Next 2021: COVID-19, Science, and the Public Health

Virtual Format (Online)
Tuesday evenings, May 11 – June 15
7:00 – 8:30 pm PT, Live Streamed

Course Chairsvirtual course logo

Robert B. Baron, MD, MS
Director, UCSF Osher Mini Medical School
for the Public; Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean for CME
UCSF School of Medicine

Jeffrey Tabas, MD
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director of Outcomes and Innovations
Office of CME
UCSF School of Medicine

Course Description

UCSF has a long history of pioneering biomedical research, outstanding clinical care, innovative programs in medical education, and a bold vision for advancing health locally and worldwide. Hailing from a wide spectrum of disciplines, UCSF clinicians and scientists invite you inside their work to learn what is known about the current COVID-19 pandemic, what lies ahead, and the implications of lessons-learned on future medical treatments. Direct from those who live and breathe it every day, find out WHAT’s NEXT in the science and care of COVID-19.

Lecture Schedule

May 11: Covid-19: Where Do We Stand? What Have We Learned? Where are We Going?
George Rutherford, III, MD
Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Chief, Division of Infectious Disease and Global Epidemiology

May 18: The Importance of Community Engagement In the Care of Covid-19 and Current Status of Medications to Treat Covid
Diane Havlir, MD
Professor of Medicine,
Chief of the HIV/AIDS Division

Annie Leutkemeyer, MD
Professor of Medicine,
Division of Infectious Diseases

May 25: What Do We Know about Long Covid and Other Dilemmas in Post-Acute Sequelae of Coronavirus?
Lekshmi Santhosh, MD, MA
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine
Founder and Physician Faculty Lead, UCSF Post-COVID OPTIMAL Clinic

Jun 1: The Covid-19 Pandemic: Year One Experience of a Frontline Provider and National Advisor
Robert Rodriguez, MD
Professor of Medicine,
Department of Emergency Medicine
Member, President Biden Coronavirus Transition Task Force

Jun 8: Covid-19 Diagnostics: Everything you Need to Know about Tests and Variants
Chaz Langelier MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Division of Infectious Diseases
Associate Medical Director, Hospital Epidemiology & Infection Prevention

Jun 15: Current Updates with Covid-19 Vaccines and What Can I do When Vaccinated?
Monica Gandhi, MD
Professor of Medicine,
Associate Division Chief of the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine
Director of the UCSF Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
Medical Director of the HIV Clinic at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.