NEWS | April 14, 2020

College of Biological Sciences offers weekly virtual COVID-19 Town Hall through May 29

Virtual event open to students, staff, faculty and the public


The UC Davis College of Biological Science has established a series of virtual town hall sessions for students but the event is also open to faculty, staff and the public who want to learn more about COVID-19.

The weekly sessions, held on Fridays from 3:30 to 5 p.m., feature UC Davis Health physicians and specialists in microbiology, public health and immunology. The series began April 10 and runs through May 29. 

For more information, contact course instructor Rebecca Calisi-Rodriguez, associate professor of neurobiology, physiology and behavior at the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences at

COVID-19 Town Hall Schedule

April 17 - James Hildreth, president and CEO, Meharry Medical College, and Allison Brashear, UC Davis School of Medicine dean, will discuss health care disparities.

April 24 - Jonna Mazet, director of the One Health Institute at UC Davis, will discuss emerging infectious diseases.

May 1 - Angela Haczku, professor and associate dean for translational research, published research on first community-acquired COVID-19 case treated at UC Davis Medical Center

May 8 - Lisa Ikemoto, Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law at UC Davis, specializes in bioethics, health care and public health law, and policy

May 15 - Daniel Sumner, distinguished professor and director of the UC Agricultural Issues Center, will discuss food supply-chain issues.

May 22 - Richard Harris, National Public Radio science reporter, will discuss covering the pandemic

May 29 - Elizabeth Joh, Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law at UC Davis,, will discuss limits of the government's power and other constitutional issues raised by the pandemic.

Download COVID-19 Town Hall flier.