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Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Leadership in Healthcare and Medicine lecture series will host nationally and internationally recognized leaders in health care, scientific, and clinical research. This lectureship series serves as a platform for students, staff, and faculty to discuss research-related practices and advancements in technology and to collaborate with external researchers.

The lecture series is open to all FIU students, staff, faculty, and clinical affiliates. There will be two seminars per month; one in-person and one virtually through zoom.

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Upcoming Lecture

How do pandemics come to an end? The future of COVID-19

Jose Esparza, MD, PhD
December 6, 2021
1:00 PM in Academic Health Center 4, Room 101

Epidemics and pandemics have been a constant scourge on humanity. A quick analysis of epidemics and pandemics that have occurred in the past can inform the future. New pathogens, introduced from nature, especially from animals(zoonoses), managed to establish themselves permanently in human populations. Dr. Esparza will walk you through the history and predict the future of the current pandemic. He will discuss the behavioral modification of both the virus and society. And if there is any hope of ending the COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch Previous Lectures

Most recent lecture:

"Gut-Liver-Brain Axis in Chronic Multi-Symptom Illnesses: Role of the Host Microbiome"
Saurabh Chatterjee, PhD
Associate Professor
University of South Carolina
October 4th,2021


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