Join the Institute for Science & Policy, DMNS, and the Colorado School of Public Health every Monday for a free webinar, each bringing a new expert perspective to the COVID-19 challenge.

COVID-19 Webinar: Controlling the COVID-19 Epidemic in Colorado, A Conversation with Dr. Jon Samet

Jonathan Samet, MD, MS and Dean of the Colorado School for Public Health discusses solutions and challenges around slowing the spread of the disease, as well as insights gained from working closely with state officials on their public health guidance. 

 

COVID-19 Webinar: COVID-19 Vaccines and Therapeutics: What Lies Ahead?

In part two of our ongoing COVID-19 webinar series, we’ll explore the science behind vaccine development and which medical avenues could prove most effective in quelling the coronavirus.

COVID-19 Webinar: Testing for COVID-19 in Colorado

In the third part of our ongoing coronavirus webinar series, tune in for a discussion on Colorado’s approach to testing and how it fits into the state’s broader response. 

COVID-19 On The Front Lines

As the battle against COVID-19 unfolds each day in America’s hospitals, doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and other caregivers are working tirelessly to diagnose, treat and improve patient outcomes. Their selfless efforts in the face of an unprecedented epidemic have earned commendation nationwide, and their stories from the front lines help us look beyond statistics to understand the true human impact of the disease.

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COVID-19 Webinar: How Has Social Distancing Affected Colorado?

Coloradans have increased their time spent at home since mid-March following statewide policy interventions implemented by Governor Polis and increased social distancing guidelines set by essential businesses. Using digital trace data, scientists have been able to study general patterns in population mobility during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results find noteworthy trends, including variation across different areas of the state, a voluntary reduction in movement even before Stay-at-Home orders took effect, and recent reversals in the overall amount of time spent in public.

Jude Bayham, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Agricultural & Resource Economics at Colorado State University and the co-lead author of the recently published report, titled “Colorado Mobility Patterns During the COVID-19 Response.” Bayham will discuss the study’s key findings, including trends and patterns in how Coloradans are (or aren’t) spending time away from home as well as policy implications for coronavirus outcomes moving forward. He’ll also answer your questions during a moderated Q&A session.

This livestream event is presented by the Colorado School of Public Health, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Institute for Science & Policy.

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COVID-19 Webinar: Technology and COVID-19 – The Path Forward

Colorado’s research community has responded swiftly to the COVID-19 challenge, with new projects already underway on vaccine development, diagnostic tools, biomedical countermeasures, and food system impact mitigation. Historically, technological investment has aided our response against diseases before they emerge, in the midst of outbreaks, and during the lengthy global recovery. Many exciting avenues of study are happening in our Colorado backyard right now. But what does applied research really look like, and when might we see the impacts?

In this installment of our weekly COVID-19 webinar series, we’ll be joined by Alan Rudolph, Ph.D., vice president of research at Colorado State University. Dr. Rudolph will discuss the creative and innovative new ways that researchers are tackling this novel disease and draw upon his decades of experience in both biomedicine and global security to address how today’s infrastructure development can help build tomorrow’s more resilient societies. He’ll also answer your questions live during a moderated Q&A session.

The free webinar is a collaboration of the Colorado School of Public Health, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and the Institute for Science & Policy.

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COVID-19 Webinar: COVID-19 Myths, Misinformation, and Misunderstandings

As COVID-19 spread rapidly around the world, so too did myths, exaggerations, and outright falsehoods. The flood of misinformation was often powerful enough to shape public perception and policy decisions. But in the face of ever-evolving guidance from experts and wall-to-wall media saturation, how can the public sort fact from fiction? What makes a particular source reliable – or not?

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COVID-19 Webinar: The Summer of COVID-19

Summer is typically the season of camping, grilling, and lounging by the pool, but some of our favorite warm weather activities could look and feel very different this year due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions. So what should Coloradans expect over the next few months? Is it safe to send kids to camp? Will I be able to go swimming? 

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