March 9 at 5 p.m.: How the Science Will Drive Recovery
March 16 at 5 p.m.: The Mandate for Equity
March 23 at 5 p.m.: Mapping a Post-Pandemic World


How the Science Will Drive Recovery

An unprecedented push to understand, treat, and vaccinate against COVID-19 has proven the wonders of modern technology – but can we go faster? What challenges could derail our recovery? What are our best hopes for fighting future viral threats?  A panel of leading scientists examine lessons from the first 365 days and how the scientific community can better tackle the next outbreak.


  • Joe DeRisi, PhD
    Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, UCSF, and Co-President, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

  • Jennifer Doudna, PhD
    Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UC Berkeley, and 2020 Nobel Laureate

  • Joel Ernst, MD
    Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Experimental Medicine, UCSF

  • Annie Luetkemeyer, MD
    Professor of Infectious Diseases, UCSF

  • Aashish Manglik, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UCSF

Moderated by Dan Lowenstein, MD, UCSF Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

The Mandate for Equity

Tuesday, March 16
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

COVID-19 exposed many vulnerabilities in our society. Economic and racial inequities fueled the virus’ spread, ensuring that no one was safe from its threat.

A panel of public health officials, experts, and advocates will examine lessons from the first 365 days and how communities and nations can better address inequities to prevent the next crisis.


  • Naveena Bobba, MD, MPH
    Deputy Director of Public Health, City and County of San Francisco

  • Nicholas Moss
    County Health Officer, Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

  • Jon Jacobo
    Health Committee Chair, SF Latino Task Force

  • Carina Marquez, MD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCSF, and Associate Director of Education in the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

  • Kim Rhoads, MD, MPH
    Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UCSF

Moderated by Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS, Chair of the UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Co-Founder of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations

Mapping a Post-Pandemic World

Tuesday, March 23
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

What does the future look like for offices, schools, and businesses? What happens to a generation emerging from feelings of grief, isolation, and anxiety? Will we be able – and do we want to – return to our pre-pandemic lives? 

A panel of health and policy experts will examine COVID-19's impact on our society in the first 365 days and look ahead to how we rebuild and prepare for the next pandemic.


  • Stefano Bertozzi, MD, MPH
    Professor of Health Policy and Management and Dean Emeritus of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health

  • Eric Goosby, MD
    Professor of Medicine, UCSF, and UN Special Envoy on Tuberculosis

  • Margot Kushel, MD
    Professor of Internal Medicine and Director, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations

  • Dayna Long, MD
    Co-Director of Center for Child and Community Health, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

  • George Rutherford, MD
    Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Director of the Prevention and Public Health Group, UCSF

Moderated by Bob Wachter, MD, Chair of the UCSF Department of Medicine