Town Hall Meetings: Meeting Information, Video Archives 

These town halls are organized by the Office of Research and the Academic Senate. All Town Hall meetings will be recorded and posted following the meeting (within approximately 2 business days).

For answers to questions posed during the Town Hall meetings, see Frequently Asked Questions.

Date
Topic
Speakers
Meeting Info. / Recording Archive

March 17:
4:00 - 5:00p.m.

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Research Resilience: Vaccines, Variants, Immunity, and Increased Onsite Research

This town hall will address increasing onsite research activities at UCSF. The hour-long session will address current campus operational expectations, policies, services, safety, and issues related to increasing onsite research activities including the next phase for clinical and laboratory research. We will hear the latest from researchers on vaccines, variants, and immunity. We also will address workplace safety as it relates to increased density, as well as current state and federal recommendations and guidelines.

Moderators
  • Winona Ward, CRA, MRA,
  • Gretchen Kiser, PhD
Introduction

Dan Lowenstein, MD

Next Phase Onsite Research
  • Update on Clinical Research: Harold Collard, MD
  • Update on Laboratory Research: David Morgan, PhD, FRS
  • Workplace Safety and Regulations/Compliance: Doug Dresnek
Panel: Vaccines, Variants, and Immunity—

scientific aspects of the vaccines, their efficacy, and the implications of the (known) variants on vaccine efficacy

  • Alicia Fernandez, MD
  • Joel Ernst, MD
Q&A

 

Closing

Marguerita Lightfoot, PhD, Chair Academic Senate

Dec. 16:
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Research Resilience – COVID-19 Research Coordination Task Force

The UCSF COVID-19 Research Coordination Task Force was established to identify and prioritize operational challenges that impact basic and clinical research on COVID-19, with the longer term goal of enhancing our institutional response to future pandemics. This town hall will introduce the task force and its work to date. We will discuss the challenges and solutions that were rapidly identified over the spring and summer to enable COVID-19 research, as this has direct impact on clinical, translational, and basic science research.

 

Moderators

  • Vivek Jain, MD, MAS
  • Gretchen Kiser, PhD 

Introduction

  • Lindsey Criswell, MD, MPH, DSc

Topics & Panelists

  • Introduction to the task force
    • Anita Sil, MD, PhD
    • Kathleen Liu, MD, PhD
  • Introduction to BSL3
    • Anita Sil, MD, PhD
  • Current COVID-19 research: Challenges, coordination, and accomplishments
    • Melanie Ott, MD, PhD
    • Raul Andino-Pavlovsky, PhD
  • Panel discussion and Q&A
    • Joel Ernst, MD
    • Anita Sil, MD, PhD
    • Kathleen Liu, MD, PhD
    • Melanie Ott, MD, PhD
    • Raul Andino-Pavlovsky, PhD
Oct. 28:
3:30 - 5 p.m.

Research Resilience – Special Session on Clinical Research Operations during COVID-19

This town hall will be specifically aimed at the Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) and study team community. In the hour-and-a-half session, we will discuss clinical research operations topics pertinent to the tasks and workflows of CRCs during the time of COVID-19. We will also introduce a new training resource for study teams related to clinical research during COVID-19, and select CRCs will highlight how their studies have adapted to pandemic guidelines, showcasing the great work and responsiveness of study teams during this time.

 

Moderators

Introduction

Topics & Presenters

  • Welcome and Meeting Objectives – Harold Collard, MD
  • Information Sharing Sessions, Part 1: Clinical Research during COVID-19
  • Information Sharing Sessions, Part 2:  CRCs share their experiences (30 min)
    • Category 2 study: Dominica Randazzo, Neurology
    • Category 3 study: Jeremy Giberson, Clinical Pharmacology Research Program
    • Category 3 study involving aerosol-generating procedures: Ariana Baum, Airway Clinical Research Center
  • Q&A Session
Sept. 16:
4 - 5 p.m.

Research Resilience: Phase 3 Onsite Research

This town hall will address increasing onsite research activities at UCSF. The hour-long session will address questions regarding current campus operational expectations, policies, services, safety and issues related to resuming research while co-existing with COVID-19, including next phase for clinical and lab research. We will also address workplace safety as it relates to wildfire smoke.

Moderators 

Introduction  

Topics & Panelists  

Q&A  

July 29:
4 - 5 p.m.

Research Resilience: Co-existing with COVID-19

Introduction

Review status of laboratory research

Review status of clinical research

Stakeholder perspectives on Category 3 research

Questions

June 17:
4 - 5 p.m.

Research Resilience: Co-existing with COVID-19 (postponed from June 10)

Moderators

Introduction

Panelists

May 20:
4-5 p.m.
Research Resilience: Co-existing with COVID-19

Moderators

Introduction

Panelists

Additional Participants for Q&A

May 13:
4-5 p.m.

COVID-19 Campus-wide Research at UCSF: Making an Impact.

 

Moderator 
David Erle, MD – Professor of Medicine, Director of UCSF CoLabs 

Introduction 
Lindsey Criswell, MD, MPH, DSc – Vice Chancellor of Research

Speakers 
Unidos En Salud COVID-19 “Test and Respond” Study in the Mission District

Performance Testing of Serological Assays

Pregnancy CoRonavIrus Outcomes RegIsTrY (PRIORITY) project and the Reproductive Health Equity and Birth Justice Core (RHE&BJ)

May 6:
4-5 p.m.

Research Operations During
the COVID-19 Pandemic

Moderators: 

Introduction:

Speakers:

Keith will address current issues and efforts related to government relations and advocacy.

Dave and Hal will discuss some of the principles guiding the University as it plans the process of restarting research operations.

Kevin and Payam will highlight perspectives of stakeholders impacted by changes to clinical trial operations during the outbreak, including input from community participants and clinical researchers and trialists.

May 5:
3-4 p.m.

COVID-19 Discovery Science at the UCSF Quantitative Biosciences Institute

Moderator: David Morgan PhD Professor, Dept of Physiology Vice Dean for Research, School of Medicine

Speakers:

April 22: 4-5 p.m.

COVID-19 Campus-wide Research at UCSF: Making an Impact.

April 8 Research During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Hal Collard, MD
  • Lindsey Criswell, MD
  • LukeJohn Day, MD
  • Lea Grinberg, MD, PhD
  • Dan Lowenstein, MD
  • David Morgan, PhD
  • Payam Nahid, MD, MPH
  • Katy Rau
  • Winona Ward
March 26 COVID-19 Campus-wide Research at UCSF: Making an Impact
  • Nevan Krogan, PhD
  • Chaz Langelier, MD, PhD
  • Colin Zamecnik, PhD
  • Carolyn Calfee, MD, MAS
  • Max Krummel, PhD
  • Annie Luetkemeyer, MD
  • George Rutherford, MD
March 25
 
Research Operations during the COVID-19 Outbreak
  • Lindsey Criswell, MD, MPH
  • Harold Collard, MD
  • Lea Grinberg, MD, PhD
  • Vanessa Jacoby, MD, MAS
  • Payam Nahid, MD, MPH
  • David Morgan, PhD
  • Winona Ward
  • Sherry Felchlin
  • Katy Rau
  • Shelly Patton