Schedule of Events


12:00-12:10 pm 
Welcome Remarks

Corinne Lengsfeld, senior vice provost for research at the University of Denver 

Dr. James Finigan, pulmonologist and director of the respiratory centers of excellence at National Jewish Hospital

12:10-12:15 pm 
Keynote Intro

Mary Clark, provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Denver 

12:15-12:50 pm 
Keynote:  The Pandemic Stress Test: A Historical Perspective on Moving Forward in the Age of COVID-19. 

Hilary A. Smith, associate professor of history and director of the Asian Studies Program at the University of Denver 

12:50-1:00 pm 
1:00-1:15 pm 

Session # 1 

1:15-1:25 pm 
When Lockdown is Dangerous: COVID-19 and Intimate-partner Violence  

Dr. Eve Valera, associate professor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and research scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital 

1:25-1:35 pm 
Stress in America: COVID Edition  

Dr. Lynn Bufka, senior director, Practice Transformation and Quality, at the American Psychological Association 

1:35-1:45 pm 
COVID-19 Health Inequities 

Dr. Sarah Watamura, COVID coordinator and professor of psychology within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Denver 

1:45-1:50 pm  
1:50-2:00 pm  
2:00-2:10 pm 
Brain Fog and Post-COVID-19 Syndrome: The National Jewish Health experience  

Dr. Jinny Tavee, Chief of Neurology at National Jewish Health 

2:10-2:20 pm 
Mitigating the effects of COVID-19 on young children and early care and education programs 

Dr. Christina Weiland, associate professor at the University of Michigan, co-director of the Education Policy Initiative  

2:20-2:30 pm  
Mental Health in College: Before, During & After COVID

Ben Locke, Chief Clinical Officer at Togetherall

2:40-2:50 pm  
In Times of Need: Comfort Dogs to Support Mental Health During Campus Quarantines     

Dr. Philip Tedeschi, director emeritus and founder of the Institute for Human-Animal Connection and a clinical professor at the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver. With DU students Maddy Pontius (DU GSPP) and Julia Rozenzwieg (DU GSSW) 

2:50-3:00 pm  
Positive Psychology and vision for future  

Dr. Carl Clark, president & chief executive officer of the Mental Health Center of Denver 

Session # 2: The Future  

3:10-3:20 pm  
Colorado and the COVID-19 Pandemic: What's Next?

Debashis Ghosh, professor and chair, Department of Biostatistics and Informatics, Colorado School of Public Health 

3:20-3:30 pm  
COVID-19:  Vaccines & Variants

Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH is an infectious diseases doctor, professor of medicine and associate chief in the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) 

3:30-3:40 pm  
Great Resignation Statistics, Impact, Solutions for Healthcare

Lisa Murphy, Executive Director Human Resources at National Jewish Health

3:40-3:50 pm  
Viral Evolution—A View of the Future  

Dr. Phil Danielson, forensic genetics and biology professor at the University of Denver  

3:50-3:55 pm  
Wrap-Up with Corinne Lengsfeld