NASEM: Earning Trust in the Age of the Pandemic

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 11:00am to 12:30pm

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Trust is fragile and fostering it is essential in these uncertain times. With the coronavirus’ unrelenting spread, scientists around the globe are rushing to create a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. But the global race underway to roll out a successful vaccine will ultimately hinge on the public’s perception of vaccine safety and efficacy. In this webinar the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences are partnering for a conversation on the complex relationship between public trust and vaccines. Join us for a discussion that will explore the public’s multifaceted perception of vaccine safety, and the importance of creating and sustaining public trust regarding its use.


Opening Remarks
Victor Dzau, M.D., President, National Academy of Medicine 
David Oxtoby, Ph.D.,  President, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Introductory Remarks from the National Institutes of Health
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director, National Institutes of Health
Seth Mnookin, Professor of Comparative Media Studies/Writing, and Director of the Graduate Program in Science Writing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Evelynn Hammonds, Ph.D., Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science, and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University
Monica Schoch-Spana, Ph.D., Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and Senior Scientist in the Department of Environmental Health & Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Erica Kimmerling, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Science Engagement Policy and Partnerships, Association of Science and Technology Centers 

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