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The 13th Annual CEND symposium: Rapid innovation in a highly regulated space – What can we learn from COVID-19 for pandemic preparedness?

May 4May 5

This year the Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases will provide a forum for interdisciplinary, science-based discussion to collate “lessons learned” and develop recommendations for future pandemic preparedness. Our schedule includes lectures and interactive workshops.

Featured Speakers:

Janet Napolitano
Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

Harold Varmus
Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

Mark McClellan
Professor of Business, Medicine, and Policy, and founding Director of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke University

May 4th – Lectures
  • Barry Bloom, Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health
  • Jonna Mazet, UC Davis One Health Institute
  • Eva Harris, UC Berkeley Center for Global Public Health
  • Lisa Barcellos, UC Berkeley Center for Computational Biology
  • Aashish Manglik, UCSF Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Julia Schaletzky, UC Berkeley Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases
  • Anders Näär, UC Berkeley Department of Toxicology and Nutrition Sciences
  • Daniel Nomura, UC Berkeley Department of Chemistry
May 5th – Workshops
  • Workshop 1: Regulatory Science and Pandemic Preparedness – towards “crisis standards of care”
  • Workshop 2: How to refocus research to a new threat rapidly – effective funding mechanisms and science administration to harness reserve capacity
  • Workshop 3: How to accelerate therapeutics development and develop sufficient high containment Drug Discovery laboratory capacity (BSL3/4)

For more information and to register visit cendcoronavirushackathon.com


May 4
May 5
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The Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases
UC Berkeley School of Public Health
CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy