Office of Research COVID-19-Related Town Halls This Week

March 23, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

The evolving COVID-19 situation is prompting quick response from within our local research community and labs. In order to keep UCSF researchers informed of changes to our research activities as well as current research related to COVID-19, the Office of Research is co-sponsoring two town halls this week – details below:

Research Operations during the COVID-19 Outbreak
Wednesday, March 25, from 12-1 p.m.
https://ucsf.zoom.us/j/859350201

COVID-19 Campus-wide Research at UCSF: Making an Impact
Thursday, March 26, from 1-2:30 p.m.
https://ucsf.zoom.us/j/773270133

Research Operations during the COVID-19 Outbreak – Wednesday, March 25, 12 – 1 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Academic Senate and the Office of Research, this Zoom-only town hall provides a forum for communication and conversation to address the current situation for UCSF researchers. Please submit questions in advance via this survey: https://ucsf.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_80pLHPss4LhD6V7

Topics will include:

  • Local governmental and institutional directives on clinical and biomedical research;
  • Regulatory requirements due to delays in research visits; and
  • Strategies for managing the financial/funding implications.

Participants will include:

  • Lindsey Criswell, MD, MPH, Vice Chancellor of Research
  • Harold Collard, MD, Associate Vice Chancellor of Clinical Research
  • Lea Grinberg, MD, PhD, Chair of Academic Senate Committee on Research
  • Vanessa Jacoby, MD, MAS, School of Medicine
  • Payam Nahid, MD, MPH, Associate Director of Clinical Trials Operations
  • David Morgan, PhD, Vice Dean for Research, School of Medicine
  • Winona Ward, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research
  • Sherry Felchlin, Interim Director, Human Research Protection Program
  • Katy Rau, Director of Shared Services, Human Resources
  • Shelly Patton, Director, Labor & Employment Relations

 

COVID-19 Campus-wide Research at UCSF: Making an Impact – Thursday, March 26, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Medicine and the Office of Research, this Zoom-only town hall aims to foster cross-communication between the significant COVID-19 research efforts occurring across campus in a broad spectrum of research arenas from vaccines, innovative tools, diagnostics, therapeutic development, therapeutic trials, clinical studies (excluding trials), virology, immunopathogenesis, to epidemiology/population health. Please submit questions in advance via this survey: https://ucsf.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ewYoZYVRSlcXHAV

Note: This town hall will be held in conjunction with and immediately following a special Zoom-only (same Zoom session as the research portion) Grand Rounds co-sponsored by the Department of Medicine and the School of Medicine Office of Medical Education, which will address the impact of COVID-19 on the Department of Medicine’s educational programs and learners. The education portion of the program will be held from 12 -1 p.m.

The Town Hall will be moderated by David Erle, MD, Professor and Associate Chair of Biomedical Research in the Department of Medicine and director of the UCSF CoLabs.

Flash speakers on research include:

  • Nevan Krogan, PhD - Development of novel therapeutic strategies for COVID-19
  • Chaz Langelier, MD, PhD - New diagnostic tests for COVID-19
  • Carolyn Calfee, MD, MAS - COVID-19-related immunoprofiling to understand susceptibility and prognosis
  • Max Krummel, PhD - The ImmunoX COVID-19 rapid path to discovery
  • Annie Luetkemeyer, MD - Clinical trials for COVID-19
  • George Rutherford, MD - Modeling the global pandemic

Flash talks will be followed by a panel discussion addressing COVID-19 research resources and opportunities.

We hope you are all taking steps to keep yourself healthy and informed.

Sincerely,

Lindsey A. Criswell, MD, MPH, DSc
Vice Chancellor of Research
Jean S. Engleman Distinguished Professor of Rheumatology
Professor and Chief, Rheumatology

 

Lea Grinberg, MD, PhD
Chair, Academic Senate Committee on Research
John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation Endowed Professor