Developing COVID-19 Vaccines & the Importance of Targeting Older Adults

October 12, 2020
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

This seminar is part of the monthly Issues in Aging series that highlights current research and perspectives on aging-relevant issues from experts in medicine, social work, psychology, law and more.

Join us October 12 for Developing COVID-19 Vaccines & the Importance of Targeting Older Adults with Dr. Rachel Presti.

This event will be offered virtually as a Zoom webinar, please register to receive your own unique link for this seminar.

Certificates of attendance for CEUs are available for licensed social workers. Please indicate you will need one when you register.


About the speaker

Rachel Presti, MD, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine

Dr. Presti is interested in understanding how emerging viruses contribute to the pathogenesis of HIV disease. The HIV epidemic has evolved significantly in the 27 years since the virus was first discovered. Current therapy with highly active antiretroviral agents (HAART) has allowed us to prolong the life and improve the immune competence of patients living with HIV. However, we still have few therapeutic options for treating other viral pathogens, and because of difficulty culturing viruses, it is likely that there are numerous as yet unknown human viruses which cause disease. Emerging viruses have become increasingly important in patients who are HIV infected.

Event Sponsors: Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at Institute for Public Health