Dr. Roger Glass has helped to guide the U.S. international response to the COVID pandemic. This has included spurring international cooperation in vaccine development and distribution, as well as tracing the epidemiology and transmission dynamics of the pandemic on a global scale. His Demystifying Medicine lecture is titled "The Global Challenge: COVID and Future Pandemics."
Jointly sponsored by FAES and NIH, the Demystifying Medicine course aims to bridge exciting developments in medicine with advances in the basic biological and engineering sciences.
When possible, a live patient introduces the course topic by discussing their disease, followed by a physician scientist who describes clinical aspects of the disease including therapy and challenges, followed by bench scientist who describes what we know and don't know regarding mechanism. The course is designed to excite as well as inform medical and Ph.D. students, fellows, basic and physician scientists, and program planners.