In addition to their work in classrooms, laboratories, and the community, Saint Louis University researchers have made their expertise widely available during the COVID-19 pandemic through a series of lectures and webinars centered around the crisis and its larger effects. A selection of these are available on this page.
"Research Roundtable: Predicting and Responding to Outbreaks"
"Research Roundtable: Predicting and Responding to Outbreaks" can be viewed in its entirety here.
On June 17, 2020, the SLU Research Institute, in partnership with the Geospatial Institute at SLU (GeoSLU), hosted "Research Roundtable: Predicting and Responding to Outbreaks," which brought together a distinguished panel of regional leaders and SLU researchers to discuss the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and what they have learned for future outbreaks.
Moderated by Robert Cardillo, former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and a Distinguished Geospatial Fellow at SLU, the panel featured:
- Alex Garza, M.D., head of the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force and chief medical officer with SSM Health
- Jason Hall, co-founder and CEO of Arch to Park
- Enbal Shacham, Ph.D., professor of public health and associate director of GeoSLU, Saint Louis University
- Jared Shoultz, Esri Health and Human Services Technical Lead
- Christopher Tinson, Ph.D., associate professor of history and director, African American Studies, Saint Louis University
"Finding Immunity: The Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine at SLU"
"Finding Immunity: The Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine at SLU" can be viewed in its entirety here.
On September 25, the SLU Research Institute and the Office of Alumni Engagement hosted “Finding Immunity: the Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine at SLU,” which brought together researchers from SLU's nationally recognized Center for Vaccine Development and SLU experts in health law, geospatial science and equity to discuss the University's research, clinical trials, intellectual property and practical considerations for vaccine trials and access to an eventual vaccine. This webinar also highlights the newly established Stephen C. Peiper and Zi-Xuan Wang Institute for Vaccine Science and Policy. The event was part of SLU's Homecoming at Home.
The Institute for Healing Justice and Equity Presents, "The Color of COVID"
The Institute for Healing Justice and Equity presents "The Color of COVID," a webinar series to discuss the growing crisis and its impact on Black Americans. Information on the first two sessions, including links to view them, can be found below. A third session will be hosted on December 10 and will cover COVID-19 vaccines.
The first installment in "The Color of COVID" webinar series, "Stopping the Trend" focused on the inequalities that have caused a disparity in death rates among Black Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Facilitated by Keon Gilbert, Dr.Ph., co-founder of the Institute for Healing Justice and Equity, this session brought together health care workers, scholars, and community leaders to discuss long standing health inequities and their relationship to COVID-19 and to outline solutions and action that can be taken to stop the trend.
Part two of "The Color of COVID" webinar series, "Healing Justice Approaches to Self and Community Care" highlighted practitioners who have taken innovative approaches to healing justice before and during the pandemic. Healing justice is the practice of community and self-care that takes into consideration the stresses and trauma of oppression. COVID-19 has highlighted and exacerbated systemic inequities that disproportionately impact the lives of people of color, and this panel highlights practitioners who have taken innovative approaches to healing justice before and during the pandemic.
Part three of "The Color of COVID" webinar series, "COVID-19 Vaccines," examined the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare inequities in American society. Not only are there racial and ethnic disparities in COVID-19 infections and deaths, but also the pandemic has exacerbated the economic inequities suffered by the poor and middle class. As the federal and state government, Moderna, Pfizer/BioNtech, and AzstraZeneca/Oxford rush to approve and distribute COVID-19 vaccines, they must ensure that it doesn’t cause further inequities.
The WATER Institute Presents, "The Role of Water During COVID-19"
"The Role of Water During COVID-19" can be viewed in its entirety here.
On July 15, 2020, the Water Access, Technology, Environment and Resources (WATER) Institute at Saint Louis University presented its first ever webinar, "The Role of Water During COVID-19." The session featured SLU researchers and regional leaders as they discussed the role of water during the COVID-19 pandemic. Water is a fundamental resource and is even more critical in the midst of a pandemic.
School of Law Webinars and Presentations
SLU School of Law faculty have produced a variety of webinars and presentations since the University began working from home. A full list of these presentations can be found here. Links to view the COVID-19 sessions can be found below, too.
"Law in the Time of the Pandemic: Labor and Employment Issues" was hosted on September 1, 2020 and can be viewed in its entirety here.
SLU School of Law Professors Matthew Bodie, Miriam Cherry, and Ruqaiijah Yearby take a look at employment law issues that have arisen during the pandemic including workplace surveillance, essential worker protections and the gig economy’s growing presence.
"Law in the Time of the Pandemic: Health Law and Policy" was hosted on September 8, 2020 and can be viewed in its entirety here.
SLU School of Law Center for Health Law Studies Professors Rob Gatter, Ana Santos Rutschman and Sidney D. Watson examine the issues facing health law and policymakers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Law in the Time of the Pandemic: Social Justice Issues" was hosted on September 15, 2020 and can be viewed in its entirety here.
Law in the Time of Pandemic: Social Justice Issues, presented by Professor Chad Flanders, Professor Monica Eppinger, Associate Dean Dana Malkus, and moderated by SLULaw alumnus Kevin Curran ('78), Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Eastern District of Missouri.