Tulane Innovation is a webinar series showcasing the university’s renowned researchers, experts and scholars who are seeking solutions to today’s greatest challenges.
Tulane Innovation is a part of Tulane’s Plug In virtual community, allowing Tulanians from across the globe to stay connected with Tulane.
Weeks ago, when we envisioned a panel about disruptions to schools and elections caused by COVID-19, we felt the topic would resonate with our audience. Given the death of George Floyd and the justifiable outrage and pain it has sparked across the nation, we feel the conversation has shifted. A panel about disruption that didn’t address the events of the past week, and the injustices and inequities they seek to address, would be a disservice. Therefore we are canceling this week’s webinar. We plan to refocus and reschedule for a later date.
Featuring Robert Garry, professor of microbiology and immunology at Tulane University School of Medicine, and Skip Bohm, associate director and chief veterinary medical officer at Tulane National Primate Research Center. Moderated by Kimberly Foster, dean of Tulane School of Science and Engineering and professor of physics and engineering physics.
Hosted by famed biographer and Tulane Professor Walter Isaacson, the first episode features Thomas LaVeist, a national expert on equity and health and dean of Tulane’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. LaVeist is joined by Susan Hassig, associate professor and director of the Master of Public Health Program in Epidemiology, and a leading expert on infectious disease outbreaks, vector-borne disease, HIV and associated infections.