The video of this town hall with Spanish and English subtitles, and transcripts will be posted soon.
Dr. Daniel Sumner is the American economist who works in the area of food supply chain issues, and we're going to talk with him about issues in the supply chain around the Coronavirus pandemic. He is the Frank H. Buck Jr. Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics here UC Davis and he is the director of the University of California Agricultural Issues Center. Dr. Sumner has been honored by the American Agricultural Economics Association for his agricultural policy contributions as well as awarded the AAEA award for Quality of Research Contribution and Quality of Communication, and he is a fellow of that association. Prior to beginning his current position here at UC Davis, Dr. Sumner was the assistant secretary for economics at the United States Department of Agriculture, where he was involved in policy formulation and analysis on a whole range of topics facing agriculture in rural America. Dr. Sumner has also served as a senior economist at the President's Council of Economic Advisors. He's also currently a well sought-after guest in the media to talk about the issues that we get to speak with him today.
*Introduction of Dr. Sumner above was done by Dr. Mark Winey, the Dean of UC Davis College of Biological Sciences.
Dr. Sumner’s Town Hall video with English and Spanish subtitles can be found here.
Professor Lisa Ikemoto has a B.A. in English, American studies concentration and history from UCLA, and a Juris Doctor from UC Davis Law School. She also has a Master of Law degree from Columbia University's School of Law, and she is a member of the faculty here in the Law School at UC Davis. She's a world-renowned expert in reproductive and genetic technology issues and in healthcare disparities which is what she is discussing in today’s town hall.
*Introduction of Prof. Ikemoto above was done by Dr. Mark Winey, the Dean of UC Davis College of Biological Sciences.
Prof. Ikemoto’s Town Hall video with English and Spanish subtitles can be found here.
TOWN HALL #5 Dr. Angela Haczku on covid-19 and treating the first us community transmission covid-19 case at ucd health
Dr. Angela Haczku is a professor of medicine here at UC Davis School of Medicine and she is an internationally recognized expert in pulmonary immunology. She is the director of the UC Davis Lung Center and associate Dean of translational research for the school of medicine. She has been amazingly connected to the UC Davis health work with COVID-19 and she is the co-author on a paper describing the first patient in the US to get the disease through community transmission. Dr. Haczku is also involved in clinical trials of treatments and diagnostic tools that are being developed at UC Davis for COVID-19 and she gives us a tour of all those efforts. It's quite impressive.
*Introduction of Dr. Haczku above was done by Dr. Mark Winey, the Dean of UC Davis College of Biological Sciences.
Dr. Angela Haczku Town Hall video with English and Spanish subtitles can be found here.
Dr. Jonna Mazet is a very high profile member of our community who uses her expertise in veterinary medicine and wildlife epidemiology to protect us from the next emerging infectious disease threat, or can tell us why we're having a pandemic right now, and can answer your questions about that. She has been recognized in a number of ways, including by Research America. This is an advocacy group for federally funded research at researchamerica.org where Dr. Mazet's been named a public health hero, and she did an interview with them. She is a professor of epidemiology in School of Veterinary Medicine here at UC Davis and is the director of the UC Davis based One Health Institute, which includes the PREDICT program that she'll tell us about today. She's a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She also has a PhD in Wildlife Epidemiology, and a master's in Preventative Veterinary Medicine. At the end of the interview (from Research America), there's a quote from her saying, "We are one global society now, even though we haven't organized into one political system, and don't have one health threat warning system. We can't just hold up here in the US and think that we're protected, we're not. We're all together in this and the more that we can come together across regions and political boundaries, the healthier we are gonna be." So with her words put out in front of her, I'd like to introduce Dr. Jonna Mazet.
*Introduction of Dr. Mazet above was done by Dr. Mark Winey, the Dean of UC Davis College of Biological Sciences.
Prof. Jonna Mazet Town Hall video with English and Spanish subtitles can be found here.
Dr. Allison Brashear is our dean of the School of Medicine at UC Davis. She oversees one of the nation's top research academic and medical training institutions with761 full time faculty and across 450 students. She is internationally known for her groundbreaking research and movement disorders, and is an expert in ATP1A3 related diseases, a spectrum of rare neurological diseases. In addition to being a physician, she holds a Master's of Business Administration with a focus in Health sector management, and expertise in health policy, and hospital clinical integration.
Dr. James E.K. Hildreth, Dr. Hildreth is president and CEO of Meharry Medical College and our former dean of the College of Biological Sciences. Dr. Hildreth is internationally recognized for his work demonstrating the importance of cholesterol and specialized membrane regions containing cholesterol in HIV infection. In 2002, Dr. Hildreth became the first African American in the 125 year history of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to earn a full professorship with tenure in the basic sciences. In July 2005, Dr. Hildreth became director of the NIH funded center for AIDS health disparities research at Meharry Medical College. In 2011, Dr. Hilbert became dean of our College of Biological Sciences here at UC Davis. He was the first African American Dean in our University, which we founded in 1905. In 2015, Dr. Hildreth returned to the Meharry Medical College to serve as the 12th president and Chief Executive Officer of the nation's largest private, independent, historically Black Academic Health Sciences Center.
*Introductions (above) done by Dr. Rebecca Calisi-Rodríguez of UC Davis College of Biological Sciences.
Dr. Brashear and Dr. Hildreth Town Hall video with English and Spanish subtitles can be found here.
Dr. Jonathan Eisen is a professor at the University of California Davis, with appointments in the Department of Evolution on Ecology and the Department of Medical, Microbiology and Immunology at the medical school as well as the Genome Center. He's the director of the UC Davis Microbiome Special Research Program and he is an elected member of the American Academy of Microbiology. For his research, Dr. Eisen applies genomic tools to document and make sense of the vast diversity of microbes living on diverse environments on Earth, including beneficial and pathogenic microbes, living on us. Dr. Eisen has pioneered the use of genomic sequencing tools and computational methods to facilitate the discovery of novel pathogens like the one that we are dealing with right now, COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Eisen is also a leader in the Open Access Movement of scientific publishing, which has been really critical during the COVID-19 pandemic as researchers around the world are rushing to produce, ensure, and analyze scientific data and try to make sense of that data and try to make quick decisions.
*The introduction above was done by Dr. Santiago Ramírez of UC Davis College of Biological Sciences.
Dr. Eisen's Town Hall video with English and Spanish subtitles can be found here.
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TOWN HALL #1 DR. SAMUEL DÍAZ-MUÑOZ and DR. BRAD POLLOCK ON the basics of viruses, PUBLIC HEALTH, AND COVID-19
Dr. Samuel Díaz-Muñoz, a virologist assistant professor in the College of Biological Sciences and Dr. Brad Pollock, chairman of the Department of Public Health Sciences and Associate Dean of Public Health Sciences in the School of Medicine and the lead of the UC public health COVID-19 task force, opened the COVID-19 Town Halls providing us with information on the basics of COVID-19, the basics of viruses, public health issues, their perspective on the pandemic and more.
The video of this town hall is available with English and Spanish subtitles here.
The UC DAVIS Crisis Town Halls have been coordinated by The College of Biological Sciences for students and the general public to hear from physicians, scientists, lawyers, a journalist and an economist about the scientific, health care and broader societal issues around the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have taken this opportunity to use these resources and maximize its impact by translating them into Spanish and sharing the transcripts and highlights of each Town Hall. We hope you find these resources helpful for understanding how our institution is contributing to and answering the hardest and most challenging questions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
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