Fearless Science Speaker Series

The Fearless Science Speaker Series features Morgridge Institute for Research scientists and collaborators discussing innovative biomedical research. The current series takes place entirely online through webinars. Current topics focus on coronavirus and COVID-19. 

The Morgridge Institute for Research is an independent biomedical institute. Our scientists recognize that a fundamental understanding of human biology will drive the next big advances in human health. We conduct “fearless science” in these promising frontiers.

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COVID 19: How to talk about vaccines (and find common ground)

COVID 19: How to talk about vaccines (and find common ground)

Multiple COVID-19 vaccines are available, but some people are on the fence about getting their shot. Approaching a conversation with vaccine-hesitant friends and family may be challenging. Three scientists and public health experts spoke to more than 250 members during a Fearless Science Seminar Series.

COVID-19: The science of vaccines

COVID-19: The science of vaccines

Johan den Boon, anesthesiologist Dr. Bill Hartman, and pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. James Conway presented for a webinar about the science of vaccines.

The Contested Ethics of a COVID-19 Vaccine

The Contested Ethics of a COVID-19 Vaccine

Morgridge bioethicist in residence Pilar Ossorio, Jonathan Kimmelman, and Seema Shah joined Gabriella Gerhardt on October 27 to discuss the complex ethical questions surrounding a coronavirus vaccine.

Seize the Moment: Adapting old tools for a novel coronavirus

Seize the Moment: Adapting old tools for a novel coronavirus

Morgridge scientists John Brubacher, Anthony Gitter, Brian Bockelman, Ben Cox and Katie Overmyer, joined Gabriella Gerhardt on July 22 for a Fearless Science webinar about rapidly applying technology and methods to answer COVID-19 questions.

Overcoming COVID-19 and future pandemics: new tools to control viral threats

Overcoming COVID-19 and future pandemics: new tools to control viral threats

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Paul Ahlquist and Tony Gitter joined CEO Brad Schwartz in a webinar where they discussed COVID-19 and the broader context of viral pandemics and how we respond to them.