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Where Are We Now with COVID?

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Yale Starlight Science Series

Bringing discovery from Yale to China, hosted by Yale Center Beijing.

The Yale Starlight Science Series will bring outstanding science faculty from Yale University to China to present their latest research, and engage with audiences on related topics of interest. Please join us to explore the latest breakthroughs in scientific frontiers, and what relevance they hold for the future!

Event Time

May 11, 2022 | Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time
May 11, 2022 | Wednesday
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm China Standard Time

Participation Format

Registration is required to obtain a ZOOM Conference access link, which will be sent to your registration email or phone shortly. Please enter the ZOOM room 15 minutes before the starting time. When the room is full, latecomers will not be able to access the ZOOM conference.


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The language of the event will be English.

The Event

It has now been three years since COVID-19 was first identified, but we are still in this fight against the pandemic and there is much we are still learning about COVID. The public remains confused – where are we now with COVID? On May 11, Dr. Saad B. Omer, Director of the Yale Institute for Global Health and a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Yale University, will share his insights with us during a moderated discussion.

Dr. Omer has served on several national and international advisory panels, and discussed a range of COVID-19 topics with a variety of media outlets, including NPR, Vox, and Nature. He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Lancet, British Medical Journal, Pediatrics, American Journal of Public Health, Science, and is the author of op-eds for publications such as the New York Times, Politico, and the Washington Post. His work has been cited in global and country-specific policy recommendations and has informed clinical practice and health legislation in several countries.


The Speaker


Saad B. Omer
Director, Yale Institute for Global Health
Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Yale School of Medicine
Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health

Saad B. Omer is Director of the Yale Institute for Global Health and a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Yale University, Schools of Medicine and Public Health. He has conducted studies in the United States, Guatemala, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and South Africa. Dr. Omer’s research portfolio includes epidemiology of respiratory viruses such as influenza, RSV, and - more recently - SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19); clinical trials to estimate efficacy of maternal and/or infant influenza, pertussis, polio, measles and pneumococcal vaccines; and trials to evaluate drug regimens to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV. He has published over 400 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has mentored over 100 junior faculty, clinical and research post-doctoral fellows, and PhD and other graduate students.

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