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Fauci to discuss COVID-19 during online med school event Jan. 7

Lecture hosted by Department of Medicine will be available online to public

January 4, 2021


Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will give the Gerald Medoff Visiting Professor lecture at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis on Thursday, Jan. 7. The session will be delivered online.

Part of the Department of Medicine’s virtual, weekly Grand Rounds, the talk will be from 8-8:45 a.m. and will be accessible live, via YouTube. Grand rounds typically are forums in which clinical problems involving various topics in medicine are presented or new research information is disseminated. While the talk will be geared toward Washington University and BJC HealthCare employees, residents, fellows and students, the general public also is welcome to view the talk. No registration is required.

The title of the session is “Insights into the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Fauci will be joined by Victoria Fraser, MD, the Adolphus Busch Professor and head of the Department of Medicine, and William Powderly, MD, the J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine, co-director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, assistant dean for clinical and translational research, the Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health, and director of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences. They will discuss the pandemic, as well as its impact on the fields of public health and infectious diseases.

Questions were submitted ahead of the event.

A recording will be available within 24 hours of the event on the Washington University Department of Medicine website.

Washington University School of Medicine’s 1,500 faculty physicians also are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals. The School of Medicine is a leader in medical research, teaching and patient care, ranking among the top 10 medical schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Through its affiliations with Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals, the School of Medicine is linked to BJC HealthCare.