Inaugural TL1 Symposium – COVID-19: Innovation and Evolution of Research in the Pandemic

Registration now open: Inaugural TL1 Symposium on October 11, 2021 COVID-19: Innovation and evolution of research in the pandemic

The Institute for Translational Medicine, the Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration (CLIC) and the William Schnaper Visiting Scientist working group are pleased to invite you to attend the Inaugural TL1 Symposium on Monday, October 11, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Central on Zoom.

The theme for this symposium is COVID-19: Innovation and evolution of research in the pandemic. The event will feature presentations from 10 pre and postdoctoral TL1 fellows from across the CTSA consortia and will highlight fellows’ stories of innovation, creativity, and adaptability through the pandemic, including the development new research questions and adaptation of ongoing research.

Inaugural TL1 Symposium
COVID-19: Innovation and evolution of research in the pandemic
Monday, October 11, 10 am – 1 pm Central Time, on Zoom

Symposium Schedule in Central Time:
10:00 – 10:15 am: Welcome and Introductions
10:15 – 11:45 am: Basic Science Presentations
11:45 – 11:50 am: Break
11:50 – 12:50 pm: Clinical Science Presentations
12:50 – 1:00 pm: Reviewer and Audience Choice Awards, Wrap Up


Basic Sciences

Stephanie Baringer
– Predoctoral Fellow, Penn State University
– Establishment of hiPSC-derived Endothelial Cells to Investigate Iron Release Regulation

Caitlynn Barrows
– Predoctoral Fellow, U. of Texas Health Science Center
– Innervated Bioengineered Salivary Gland Avatar to Model SARS-CoV-2 Infectivity

Louisa Helms
– Predoctoral Fellow, University of Washington
– SARS-CoV-2 Directly Infects Kidney Organoids with Relevance for Human Clinical Populations

Aaren Kettelhut, MPH
– Predoctoral Fellow, Ohio State University
– Altered Cardiovascular Disease Risk in HIV-infected Transgender Women on Estrogen Therapy

Victoria Morris
– Predoctoral Fellow, University of Texas Medical Branch
– From Endemic to Pandemic – Capturing Viral UTRs in Clinically Relevant Samples

Raven M. Osborn
– Predoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester
– The Effect of Age on Innate Immune Responses to SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Clinical Sciences

Jennifer Applebaum, MS, and Carlyn Ellison, MPH,CPH
– Predoctoral Fellows, University of Florida
– Relationships with Pets during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Adapting a TL1 collaboration during a public health emergency

Corey Jacinto, MPH
– Predoctoral Fellow, University of California Los Angeles Attitudes Toward a SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine in BIPOC Populations in Los Angeles County Alaa Kassir, MD Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago
– Predicting 30 Day Return Hospital Admissions in Patients with COVID-19 Discharged from the Emergency Department: A national retrospective cohort study

Tenzin Namdul, PhD
– Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota
– Responses to COVID-19 in Rural, Indigenous, and Isolated Populations

Monday, October 11, 2021 – 11:00 am EDT – Monday, October 11, 2021 – 02:00 pm EDT

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