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The COVID-19 Webinar Series

A Collaboration with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Institute for Science & Policy


Graphic portraying the COVID19 webinar series with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
In April 2020, the Colorado School of Public Health kicked off a new collaboration and series with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Institute for Science & Policy focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and response. 

Registration and details for future installments in the series are posted on the Denver Museum of Nature & Science's COVID-19 livestream series page and will also be promoted here, and also via email and on social media channels ahead of time. Links to previous sessions are posted too. 

These free livestream events are open to the public and are presented by the Colorado School of Public Health, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and the Institute for Science & Policy.  

Monday, June 1, at 8:30 a.m. | "How has social distancing affected Colorado?"

A conversation with Jude Bayham, PhD, Assistant Professor of Agricultural & Resource Economics at Colorado State University and the lead author of the recently published report, “Colorado Mobility Patterns During the COVID-19 Response.”


Coloradans have increased their time spent at home since mid-March following statewide policy interventions implemented by Governor Polis and increased social distancing guidelines set by essential businesses. Using digital trace data, scientists have been able to study general patterns in population mobility during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results find noteworthy trends, including variation across different areas of the state; a voluntary reduction in movement even before Stay-at-Home orders took effect; and recent reversals in the overall amount of time spent in public.

Jude Bayham, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural & Resource Economics at Colorado State University and the co-lead author of the recently published report, titled “Colorado Mobility Patterns During the COVID-19 Response.” Dr. Bayham will discuss the study’s key findings, including trends and patterns in how Coloradans are (or aren’t) spending time away from home as well as policy implications for coronavirus outcomes moving forward. He’ll also answer your questions during a moderated Q&A session.​


Monday, May 18 | "COVID-19: On the Front Lines"

A conversation with Dr. Marc Moss, the Roger S. Mitchell Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine at the CU School of Medicine & Traci Priebe,  an ICU Charge Nurse in UCHealth's University of Colorado Hospital


As the battle against COVID-19 unfolds each day in America’s hospitals, doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other caregivers are working tirelessly to diagnose, treat, and improve patient outcomes. Their selfless efforts in the face of an unprecedented epidemic have earned commendation nationwide, and their stories from the front lines help us look beyond statistics to understand the true human impact of the disease.  

Firsthand perspectives were shared by Marc Moss, MD, the Roger S. Mitchell Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Traci L. Priebe, RN, BSN, CCRN, a Charge Nurse in the medical ICU at the University of Colorado Hospital. 

This free livestream event is open to the public and is presented by the Colorado School of Public Health, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and the Institute for Science & Policy.​

Read the recap of this session and/or view the recording of "COVID-19: On the Front Lines"​


Monday, May 11 | "Testing for COVID in Colorado"

A conversation with Kyle M. Brown, PhD, Deputy for Mass Testing & Isolation Support on Colorado’s COVID Innovation Response Team


For weeks, the availability and accessibility of COVID-19 testing has dominated the national discourse. Who can get tested? How quickly do the results come back? Is there enough widespread testing to identify and contain new hotspots? In such a rapidly-shifting landscape, guidance can change quickly, leaving the public with more questions than answers.

In the third part of our ongoing coronavirus webinar series, tune in for a discussion on Colorado’s approach to testing and how it fits into the state’s broader response. We’ll be joined by Kyle M. Brown, PhD, Deputy for Mass Testing and Isolation Support on Colorado’s COVID Innovation Response Team to help separate fact from fiction around tests and talk about the road ahead. 

This free livestream event is open to the public and is presented by the Colorado School of Public Health, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and the Institute for Science & Policy.




Monday, May 4 | "COVID-19 Vaccines and Therapeutics: What Lies Ahead?"

A conversation with Drs. Michelle Barron & Thomas Campbell
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease in the CU School of Medicine


The search for a COVID-19 vaccine has taken center stage, with all eyes on scientists’ efforts to develop safe and effective treatments at a breakneck pace. With so much of the world’s population still susceptible to infection, a return to any semblance of social normalcy may hinge on widespread inoculations, therapeutic solutions, and herd immunity. But what will a successful vaccine rollout look like, and when might it arrive? 

In part two of our ongoing COVID-19 webinar series, we explored the science behind vaccine development and which medical avenues could prove most effective in quelling the coronavirus. The University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Michelle Barron, MD, Professor of Medicine-Infectious Disease, and Thomas Campbell, MD, Professor of Medicine-Infectious Disease, led an interactive discussion on the process behind clinical trials, what history tells us about possible outcomes, and which hurdles a vaccine would need to clear before it can be confidently distributed to the public.  



Monday, April 27 | "Controlling the COVID-19 Epidemic in Colorado"

A Conversation with Dr. Jonathan Samet, Dean & Professor, Colorado School of Public Health

As Colorado lifts its stay at home order and moves into the next phase of its COVID-19 response, many residents are wondering: Now what? Is it safe to go back to work? Will there be a second wave of infections? Which epidemiological models are useful? And what can the data tell us about the weeks and months to come? 

The first presentation in this series: "Controlling the COVID-19 Epidemic in Colorado," featured Jonathan Samet, MD, MS, ColoradoSPH Dean and Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental & Occupational Health.

Dr. Samet discussed solutions and challenges around slowing the spread of the disease, as well as insights gained from working closely with state officials on their public health guidance. He highlighted the work of the Colorado Modeling team led by ColoradoSPH. 

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