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Fauci discusses COVID-19 during online Department of Medicine Grand Rounds on Jan. 7

Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), gave the Gerald Medoff Visiting Professor lecture at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis on Thursday, Jan. 7. The session was delivered online.

Part of the Department of Medicine’s virtual, weekly Grand Rounds, the talk was from 8-8:45 a.m. and was accessible live, via YouTube. Grand rounds typically are forums in which clinical problems involving various topics in medicine are presented or new research information is disseminated. While the talk was geared toward Washington University and BJC HealthCare employees, residents, fellows and students, the general public was welcome to view the talk.

The title of the session was “Insights into the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Fauci was joined by Victoria Fraser, MD, the Adolphus Busch Professor and head of the Department of Medicine, and William Powderly, MD, the J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine, co-director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, assistant dean for clinical and translational research, the Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health, and director of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences. They discussed the pandemic, as well as its impact on the fields of public health and infectious diseases.

Questions were submitted ahead of the event.

A recording is now available on the Department of Medicine website.