Join the Institute for Science & Policy, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and the Colorado School of Public Health every Monday at 8:30 a.m. MT for a free webinar, each bringing a new expert perspective to the COVID-19 challenge. 

Miss an installment? Recordings and recaps will be posted 24-36 hours after the live broadcast.

June 1: How Has Social Distancing Affected Colorado?
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Coloradans have increased their time spent at home since mid-March following statewide policy interventions implemented by Governor Polis and increased social distancing guidelines set by essential businesses. Using digital trace data, scientists have been able to study general patterns in population mobility during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results find noteworthy trends, including variation across different areas of the state; a voluntary reduction in movement even before Stay-at-Home orders took effect; and recent reversals in the overall amount of time spent in public.

Jude Bayham, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural & Resource Economics at Colorado State University and the co-lead author of the recently published report, titled “Colorado Mobility Patterns During the COVID-19 Response.” Dr. Bayham will discuss the study’s key findings, including trends and patterns in how Coloradans are (or aren’t) spending time away from home as well as policy implications for coronavirus outcomes moving forward. He’ll also answer your questions during a moderated Q&A session.

May 18:

COVID-19: On the Front Lines
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As the battle against COVID-19 unfolds each day in America’s hospitals, doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other caregivers are working tirelessly to diagnose, treat, and improve patient outcomes. Their selfless efforts in the face of an unprecedented epidemic have earned commendation nationwide, and their stories from the front lines help us look beyond statistics to understand the true human impact of the disease.  

Tune in Monday, May 18 at 8:30 a.m. MT to hear firsthand perspectives from a pair of Colorado medical professionals. We’ll be joined by Marc Moss, MD, the Roger S. Mitchell Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Traci L. Priebe, RN, BSN, CCRN, a Charge Nurse in the medical ICU at the University of Colorado Hospital. Dr. Moss and Ms. Priebe will share some of their own experiences from the past few months and then answer your questions during a moderated Q&A session.

This free livestream event is open to the public and is presented by the Colorado School of Public Health, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and the Institute for Science & Policy.  The event will also be streamed on the Museum's Facebook page.

May 11:

Testing for COVID-19 in Colorado
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For weeks, the availability and accessibility of COVID-19 testing has dominated the national discourse. Who can get tested? How quickly do the results come back? Is there enough widespread testing to identify and contain new hotspots? In such a rapidly-shifting landscape, guidance can change quickly, leaving the public with more questions than answers.

Presenter: Kyle M. Brown, Ph.D., Deputy for Mass Testing and Isolation Support on Colorado’s COVID Innovation Response Team

May 4:

COVID-19 Vaccines and Therapeutics: What Lies Ahead?
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The search for a COVID-19 vaccine has taken center stage, with all eyes on scientists’ efforts to develop safe and effective treatments at a breakneck pace. With so much of the world’s population still susceptible to infection, a return to any semblance of social normalcy may hinge on widespread inoculations, therapeutic solutions, and herd immunity. But what will a successful vaccine rollout look like, and when might it arrive? 

Presenters: Michelle Barron, MD, Professor of Medicine-Infectious Disease and Thomas Campbell, MD, Professor of Medicine-Infectious Disease at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

April 27:

Controlling the COVID-19 Epidemic in Colorado
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As Colorado moves into the next phase of its COVID-19 response, many residents are wondering: Now what? Is it safe to go back to work? Will there be a second wave of infections? Which epidemiological models are useful? And what can the data tell us about the weeks and months to come?

Presenter: Jonathan Samet, MD, MS, Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental and Occupational Health and Dean of the Colorado School of Public Health

Coming Soon: 

June 8 
Technology to Monitor and Protect Against COVID-19

June 15 
Tackling Myths & Misinformation 

June 22 
Contact Tracing 

June 29 

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The Institute for Science & Policy is committed to publishing diverse perspectives in order to advance civil discourse and productive dialogue. Views expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect those of the Institute, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, or its affiliates.