The Office of the Vice President for Research hosted the Understanding COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, May 5, at 6:00 p.m. The one-hour virtual town hall event featured faculty experts from the University of South Carolina presenting information on various aspects of COVID-19 as applicable to South Carolina, followed by an audience Q&A. The Understanding COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall was free and open to the public, and had about 150 live attendees.
Watch the virtual town hall
The Understanding COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall was broadcast on Tuesday, May 5. It was presented through Microsoft Teams Live Events, and streamed live over the web.
Download the town hall presentation (pdf).
View the town hall via streaming video.
View the town hall via streaming video with closed captions.
- The epidemiology of COVID-19, presented by Melissa Nolan, Assistant Professor in the Arnold School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
- Immunity in COVID-19, presented by Prakash Nagarkatti, University of South Carolina Vice President for Research and Carolina Distinguished Professor in the UofSC Columbia School of Medicine’s Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
- Clinical and treatment aspects of COVID-19, presented by Helmut Albrecht, Chair, Department of Internal Medicine Prisma Health Midlands/University of South Carolina and Heyward Gibbes Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine
- Audience question and answer period with the experts
The Understanding COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall was closed captioned live during the event. The Office of the Vice President for Research has posted a YouTube video of the event with the captions included.
Submit a question
Organizers accepted questions in real time during the virtual town hall event. Attendees may also submit follow-up questions using the form below.
6 May 2020