Infectious Diseases

HIV, SARS, H1N1, Ebola, COVID-19:

Even as medical technology and knowledge continue to grow, we are still susceptible to infectious diseases and contagions. The security of our health systems is a priority that cannot be ignored.

If 2020 has taught us anything, it is the rippling effects infectious diseases can have and how they permeate throughout every level of our society. Health security isn’t just about health, but it’s about economics, social constructs, and the effectiveness of policy and communication.

What if we could save lives before they are ever in danger? What if we could prepare ourselves to stop pandemics before they ever earned the moniker?

Join Infectious Diseases SCOPE, a space built to prepare students with a variety of backgrounds to protect the health security of our society. This student community is a partnership between OSU Battelle Center and the Infectious Diseases Institute to create dialogue around this vital arena to the safety of our world. Through guest speakers, expert panels, and hands-on research opportunities, ID SCOPE provides students with a better understanding of the challenges in global health security and prepares them to make a difference in the world.

Join us this semester via Zoom on the last Thursday of each month from 5:15-6:15pm (Special guests TBA)

January 28 – Dr. Gregg Gonsalves, assistant professor of Epidemiology, Yale University; Associate Professor of law, Yale Law School. Learn about Dr. Gonsalves’ advocacy in science

February 25 – Mikkel Quam – Assistant Professor of Practice, Epidemiology

March 25 – Dr. Richard Chapleau, Senior Scientist Air Force Research Laboratory

April 15 – Anthony Falzarano, Project Lead CRDF Global

Zoom ID: 979-3849-4806         Password: Health