COVID Research Keynote Lecture and Showcase
Research/QI Summit: COVID Research Keynote Lecture and Showcase
February 25, 2021 from 4:00-5:15pm Eastern Time
COVID Research Keynote Lecture
Dr. Timothy Evans, McGill University
- Understand issues related to assessing SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in Canada.
- Understand issues related to immunity arising from SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination for COVID-19.
COVID Research Showcase
Dr. Lauren Lapointe-Shaw, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute
- Provide a high-level overview of the latest in GIM COVID research in Canada.
- Highlight two exciting interventional trials in COVID research with GIM leadership.
About Dr. Timothy Evans
Tim joined McGill University in September 2019, as the Inaugural Director and Associate Dean of the School of Population and Global Health (SPGH) in the Faculty of Medicine and Associate Vice-Principal (Global Policy and Innovation). He joined McGill after a 6 year tenure as the Senior Director of the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice at the World Bank Group.
From 2010 to 2013, Tim was Dean of the James P. Grant School of Public Health at BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Senior Advisor to the BRAC Health Program. From 2003 to 2010, he was Assistant Director General at the World Health Organization (WHO). Prior to this, he served as Director of the Health Equity Theme at the Rockefeller Foundation. Earlier in his career, he was an attending physician of internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and was Assistant Professor in International Health Economics at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Tim has been at the forefront of advancing global health equity and strengthening health systems delivery for more than 20 years. At WHO, he led the Commission on Social Determinants of Health and oversaw the production of the annual World Health Report. He has been a co-founder of many partnerships including the Global Alliance on Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) as well as efforts to increase access to HIV treatment for mothers and innovative approaches to training community-based midwives in Bangladesh. Tim received his Medical Degree from McMaster University in Canada and was a Research and Internal Medicine Resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He earned a D.Phil. in Agricultural Economics from University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
About Dr. Lauren Lapointe-Shaw
Lauren Lapointe-Shaw MDCM PhD is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Scientist in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Staff General Internal Medicine Physician at the University Health Network and Scientist at Toronto General Hospital Research Institute. Most recently, she led research on syndromic surveillance for COVID-19 in Canada. Her research relates the quality of in-hospital and outpatient care, as well as the organization of physician services. In 2019, she was awarded the CIHR-IHSPR’s Rising Star Award for her work relating to the transition home from hospital. Follow her on Twitter @lapointeshaw.