EVENT:  The “2019 Novel Coronavirus: Current State of Knowledge and Public Health Response” seminar will feature a panel of experts from UCI, as well as Dr. Matt Zahn, medical director for the Orange County Health Care Agency’s Division of Epidemiology & Assessment.

WHEN/WHERE:  6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, in the Doheny Beach meeting rooms at the UCI Student Center (bldg. 113, grid D5 on campus map: https://parking.uci.edu/maps/documents/UCI-CampusCoreMap.pdf)

INFORMATION:  Free and open to the public. Parking is available for $13 in the Student Center Parking Structure. Media planning to attend should contact Sheri Ledbetter at 949-824-0343 or ledbetts@uci.edu. Parking is complimentary for media who RSVP in advance. While this event is free and open to the public, this event will also be livestreamed. The link can be found here: https://livestream.com/accounts/867536/events/8988478

BACKGROUND:  UCI and UCI Health have implemented measures to protect the community against the coronavirus, and this public seminar is a means to address questions about the virus and its impact. Sanghyuk Shin, assistant professor of nursing and director of UCI’s Infectious Disease Science Initiative, will lead a panel of UCI experts, including Michael Buchmeier, professor of infectious diseases and associate director of the Center for Virus Research; Dr. Albert Chang, medical director at the Student Health Center; Dr. Shruti Gohil, assistant professor of infectious diseases and associate medical director of epidemiology and infection prevention; and Volodymyr Minin, professor of statistics. The event is co-sponsored by UCI’s Infectious Disease Science Initiative, Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, School of Medicine, Program in Public Health, Department of Statistics and Student Health Center. For more information, visit https://infectiousdiseaseinitiative.uci.edu/event/2019-novel-coronavirus-current-state-of-knowledge-and-public-health-response.


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