U-M infectious disease expert Arnold Monto will address COVID-19 vaccines

January 6, 2021
Written By:
Andrea LaFerle
  • umichnews@umich.edu


DATE: 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7

EVENT: “What You Should Know about the COVID-19 Vaccine”

Join infectious disease expert Arnold Monto in a virtual discussion about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines. Monto, professor of epidemiology and global public health at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, serves as acting 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 six 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 five centers across the country that collects data for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.