Life and Society in the Age of the Pandemic

Sponsored by School of Humanities and Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Continuing Studies, Office of the Dean, School of Medicine


Wednesday, October 14, 2020
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Two experts will share insights on two social and ethical aspects of our life during the pandemic.

Piroska Kopar (Washington Univ) on "Ethics in the Time of Coronavirus"

Milana Trounce (Stanford) on "Pandemic Resilience"

Piroska Kopar conducted research at Harvard Medical School's Division of Medical Ethics, focused on developing ethics education for surgery residents, and later joined the faculty of Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine in 2018 as assistant professor in Trauma, Acute and Critical care surgery and was named director for the Center for Humanism and Ethics in Surgical Specialties (CHESS), where she is currently developing a Surgical Ethics Fellowship, the first of its kind. In June 2020 she coauthored the paper “Ethics in the Time of Coronavirus: Recommendations in the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

Milana Trounce (Stanford) completed her emergency medicine residency and fellowship in Disaster Medicine and Bioterrorism Response at Harvard Medical School. She worked with the Center for Integration of Medicine and Technology (CIMT), a consortium of Harvard teaching hospitals and MIT, where she led BioSecurity related projects in conjunction with the US State Department.  After Harvard she joined UCSF as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and was Medical Director for Disaster Response. For the past 11 years, she has been at Stanford Medical School, where she is a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine. She directs the BioSecurity program at Stanford, focused on protecting society from pandemics and other threats posed by infectious organisms. Over the past ten years she has established and directed a class on BioSecurity and Pandemic Resilience , which examines ways of building global societal resilience to pandemics.

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