Understanding COVID-19

“Understanding COVID-19” is a live virtual course (April 20-21) that will teach high schoolers about COVID-19 (e.g., epidemiology, clinical care, biological mechanisms) and introduce them to the breadth of bio-related career directions that have played a role in fighting the pandemic (e.g., academia, industry, public policy, journalism). By connecting students with not just the science of COVID-19, but the career paths and people behind the response, we hope to introduce to the breadth of career options available to them, important as students move from high school to next steps.

This course is organized by students and professors at MIT and Harvard Medical School, and speakers include professors at Yale and Harvard, industry executives responsible for developing treatments for COVID-19, critical care physicians treating COVID-19 patients, journalists at The Atlantic, and public health experts developing policy for Massachusetts.

Our link to register is tinyurl.com/HScovidcourse. See here and here for YouTube videos describing the event, targeted at teachers and students, respectively. Please contact mdferrara@mgh.harvard.edu with any questions, and looking forward to seeing you there!