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COVID-19 Virtual Symposium Series

This illustration reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses (Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)).

Sharing the latest in COVID-19 research at Columbia

**As of June 19, all upcoming symposia information, agendas and registration can be found at: Mobilizing Research Against COVID-19.**


Columbia University researchers and clinicians are invited to join these regular virtual symposia on COVID-19. Researchers and clinicians at all career stages are welcome to educate themselves about Columbia’s efforts against this unprecedented threat to our society.

Symposia are held weekly on Wednesdays unless otherwise noted. Links to register for upcoming symposia are posted below.

Due to intellectual property concerns including the showing of unpublished data, only Columbia affiliates may attend the live symposium. Select videos from the most recent symposium, and summaries of all previous symposia, are available below. Videos of previous symposia are available to watch on YouTube.


To be notified of future events, please sign up here.

If you are involved in research efforts at Columbia and would like to present at a future virtual symposium, please indicate your interest here.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

COVID-19 Virtual Symposium: June 17

June 17, 2020

Charles Margossian, PhD candidate, Department of Statistics, "Developing a Bayesian workflow to model the Covid-19 outbreak"

June 17, 2020

Andrey Simonov, PhD, Assistant Professor, Columbia Business School, "The persuasive effect of Fox News: non-compliance with social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic"

June 17, 2020

Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Molecular Virology & Microbiology, Co-head, Section of Pediatric Tropical Medicine, Health Policy Scholar, Baylor College of Medicine, "Preventing the next pandemic: vaccine diplomacy in an age of antiscience"

June 17, 2020

Kári Stefánsson, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Iceland; CEO and Founder, deCODE genetics, "COVID-19 in Iceland, the lessons learned"

June 17, 2020

Nathan Grubaugh, PhD, Assistant Professor, Yale School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, "Genomic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 in New England"

June 17, 2020

Harry Mamaysky, PhD, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Finance, "Financial markets and news about the coronavirus"


Presentations from previous symposia

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