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UTHSC to Host Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention For Zoom Conversation About COVID-19 Pandemic


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host Robert R. Redfield, MD, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Monday, December 14, from 11 a.m. to noon CST, for a conversation on Zoom about the COVID-19 pandemic and public health response to the virus.

Dr. Robert R.Redfield

Scott Strome, MD, executive dean of the UTHSC College of Medicine, invited Dr. Redfield to be the guest speaker at the virtual event. “We have been friends and colleagues for many years,” Dr. Strome said. “This will be an opportunity for our campus and community to hear Dr. Redfield’s perspectives on COVID-19 — perspectives that will be directly applicable to health care providers, patients, businesses, and members of our community at large.”

UTHSC faculty, staff, students, the media, and the community, are invited to view the virtual conversation between Drs. Redfield and Strome. The Zoom link is https://zoom.us/j/91716864333, and the Passcode is: 901901. Along with the UTHSC College of Medicine, the UTHSC Faculty Senate is also sponsoring the event.

Dr. Redfield has a more-than-30-year history in research and clinical care of viral infections and infectious diseases, particularly HIV. He was a member of the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS from 2005 to 2009, chair of the International Subcommittee, and past member of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council at the National Institutes of Health.