COVID Force Seminar Series

COVID FORCE (Feasibility and Optimization of Research at Children’s) Collaborative was formed in March 2020. The mission of the COVID FORCE collaborative is to provide strategic coordination to facilitate the best possible research and remove barriers to move all research in this area forward.

The collaborative has helped to provide feasibility analyses, harmonized IRB requests, coordinated sample and data utilization and sharing, helped with resource identification and allocation, and more. All investigators engaged in COVID projects or interested in submitting new projects are asked to submit their information via the REDCap COVID survey. This is for any projects conducted by Department of Pediatrics or Children's Healthcare of Atlanta researchers, and/or that will take place in Children's facilities or will involve Children's patients or data. As of March 2021 this collaborative is tracking over 90 COVID-related studies. If you need information about the studies for communications or other purposes, please contact Barbara Kilbourne. 

 

COVID FORCE Collaborative* Seminar Series

This seminar series is designed to highlight COVID research being conducted here at Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and is sponsored by the following centers: Center for Childhood Vaccines and Infections (CCIV), Center for Clinical Translational Research (CCTR) and Atlanta Center for Microsystems Engineered Point of Care Technologies (ACME-POCT)

* COVID FORCE (Feasibility and Optimization of Research at Children’s) Collaborative was formed in March 2020. The mission of the COVID FORCE collaborative is to provide strategic coordination to facilitate the best possible research and remove barriers to move all research in this area forward. The collaborative has helped to provide feasibility analyses, harmonized IRB requests, coordinated sample and data utilization and sharing, helped with resource identification and allocation, and more.

COVID Seminars

Recording:

“The Kids Will be Alright…Right?”
Presented by:
Rajit K. Basu, MD, MS, FCCM

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Emory School of Medicine

Research Director
Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Slides

Recording:
"Don’t Forget About Human Factors - Lessons from COVID-19 Point-of-Care Diagnostic Testing"

Slides

Presented by:

Sarah Farmer
Research Scientist
Georgia Tech’s Center for Advanced Communications Policy
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Managing Director, Georgia Tech’s HomeLab

Amanda Foster
Research Scientist
Task leader, HomeLab
Usability Team, RADx project
Georgia Tech Research Institute

Sponsored by: Center for Childhood Infections and Vaccines (CCIV) and Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) and Atlanta Center for Microsystems Engineered Point of Care Technologies (ACME-POCT)

Recording

Dr. Evan Anderson presents the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 vaccine. 

"COVID-19 Vaccines - How Did We Get Here, Where are We, and Where are We Going?"

Evan Anderson, MD

Professor, Pediatrics and Medicine
Divisions of Infectious Diseases
Department of Pediatrics

Recording

Dr. Matt Oster moderates a session on the following topics that will be presented by cardiology fellows: 

  • Cardiac echo findings in MIS-C (Mansi Gaitonde)
  • Treatment of MIS-C (Matthew Dove)
  • ECG Evaluation of Children post-COVID-19 (Jameson Dyal and Andrew Dailey-Schwarz)

Recording

POC, Ct, and SARS: Oh, my!
We’re Off to See the Wizard...
How COVID 19 tests are chosen, how they’re used, and how clarity can be drawn from confusion​

Presenters:
Beverly B. Rogers, MD

Chief of Pathology
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Robert Jerris, PhD
Director of Microbiology
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Mark Gonzalez, PhD
Associate Director of Microbiology and Director Infectious Disease Serology
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Recording

Clinical Features and Antibody Response of Two Pediatric Patients Presenting with New Onset Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Concomitant Severe COVID-19
Presented by: Dr. Pratik Patel

Transmission Dynamics of COVID in Pediatric Households 
Presented by:Dr. Mehgan Teherani

This seminar is the first in a series designed to highlight COVID research being conducted here at Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and is co-sponsored by the following centers: Center for Childhood Vaccines and Infections (CCIV) and Center for Clinical Translational Research (CCTR).

SPEAKERS: 

Rabin Tirouvanziam, PhD, Associate Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
"Epithelium-Leukocyte Interactions in COVID-19 Lung Disease"

Jen Wrammert, PhD, Associate Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
"Generation and Maintenance of Antibody and B Cell Responses After SARS-CoV-2 Infection"

Preeti Jaggi, MD, Associate Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
"Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C): Lessons Learned From the CHOA Experience"
 

This seminar was NOT recorded