This past spring semester, the Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies (DAUS) hosted a timely panel discussion that engaged panelists coming from a scientific and medical perspective on the COVID-19 vaccine. Topics included what exactly immunization means, how vaccines are developed and their efficacy, and the possibility of viral mutations over time. The panel consisted of industry experts from the medical, biological, and healthcare fields, including several DAUS adjunct faculty.
Mercer R. Brugler, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor, NYU SPS DAUS, and Associate Professor of Marine Biology, University of South Carolina-Beaufort
Karen Amen, BSN RN-BC, Doctoral Candidate, UNC Hospitals Wound, Podiatry, Vein, and Vascular Surgery
Olivia P. Mendivil Ramos, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor, NYU SPS DAUS, and Postdoctoral Researcher (Computational Biology), Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Jennifer Brite, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, NYU SPS DAUS; Assistant Professor, York College, City University of New York; and Consultant, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Stergios-Orestis Kolokotronis, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor, NYU SPS DAUS; Visiting Scientist, NYU Center for Genomics and Systems Biology; Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, and Cell Biology, Downstate Health Sciences University, State University of New York