U-M infectious disease expert Arnold Monto will address COVID-19 vaccine development
DATE: 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020
EVENT: “Is the End in Sight? An Inside Look at the COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Approval Process”
Join infectious disease expert Arnold Monto in an online discussion about the COVID-19 vaccine development and approval process.
Monto, a professor of epidemiology and global public health at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, serves as chair of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, which provides advice to the Food and Drug Administration on the authorization and licensure of vaccines to prevent COVID-19.
Throughout his career spanning seven decades, Monto has been involved in pandemic planning and emergency response to influenza and other respiratory virus outbreaks, including the 1968 Hong Kong influenza pandemic, avian influenza, SARS, MERS and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Emily Martin, associate professor of epidemiology at the U-M School of Public Health, will join Monto for a Q&A session, in which the experts will also address attendee questions as time permits.
Monto and Martin co-lead the Michigan Influenza Center, one of six centers across the country that collects vaccine effectiveness data for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.